Copywriter by day, nerd by night, Hailey Holloway is living the post college dream. Her life may not be flashy and exciting but it’s enough for her. After a late night at work, Hailey stumbles upon two dragons brawling in the middle of Philadelphia. In an act of kindness and lapse of sanity, she comforts the dragon who was left behind to die. In doing so she inadvertently invited the soul of Dacea into herself for safe keeping. Hailey just wants to live her life as simply and quietly as possible but with the voice of a disembodied dragon in her head, she has little hope of achieving her goal.
Dacea will do anything to be free of Hailey, a human who is moments from checking herself into a psychiatric ward. He is grateful to be alive, but at what cost to his sanity? The dragon world is in upheaval. Green is at war with Red, and he is of no use to anyone while stuck with Hailey.
The solution to their problem is not without its risks. But just how far will Hailey go to be free of the dragon?
OH. MY. GLOB! It’s not very often I encounter what I consider true urban fantasy, but I think K.C. Stewart may have pulled it off. Spark is an excellent start to a truly unique series. I am going to try to do this review as best I can without spoiling anything.
Okay, so, looking at the synopsis, I can talk about the dragon in her head. The book opens with our main girl hearing voices. Not just hearing voices, but having conversations with the voice. Well, not so much having a conversation as trying to shut it up. lol
The main character, Hailey, is snarky and a little self-doubting. However, she’s not a weak character by any stretch of the imagination. I found her very easy to identify with. She seems like the kind of chick you could see yourself hanging out and munching on pizza with.
Although the story opens with the dragon already in her head, the reader is not left in the dark for long as to how that occurred. Within…..maybe ten pages, you find out the story of what happened, what she encountered, that landed her with the voice in her head.
Oh!! And the dragon, Dacea. I think I am kind of in love with him. And I am sure that’s probably illegal in most of the fifty states, but you’ll understand once you read the book. You know what he is, but you get so lost in his character that you don’t really think of him in that light.
I am not going to say much more about the rest of the story. As I said, I really don’t want to blow the plot line for anyone. I can tell you that the story is very well-written and keeps you turning the pages all the way through. I dont do ratings anymore, but, if I did, Spark would get a solid 4.5 stars! I am off to burn through Singe, the second installment in the Hailey Holloway series, now. I know what I will be doing when I am supposed to be writing this weekend!
Dont forget!!! K.C. Stewart and J.M. Gregoire (Hey! That’s me!) are hosting a 30-Day event called Fantasy With Fire which includes a 30-Day Giveaway with 30 PRIZES!!!!