Blog Tour: Spark by Holly Schindler – Mini ARC Review

Posted May 27, 2016 by Sophia
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Blog Tour: Spark by Holly Schindler - Mini ARC Review

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Blog Tour: Spark by Holly Schindler – Mini ARC ReviewSpark by Holly Schindler
Published by HarperTeen on May 17, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher


The local Avery Theater was just a run-down building to Quin—until her mother told her the tragic love story of Nick and Emma that played out on the theater’s stage all those years ago. Quin is convinced it’s the perfect story to rewrite for her drama class, but when she goes searching for more information, she makes a startling discovery—the Avery is rapidly regaining its former splendor and setting the stage for her classmates Dylan and Cass to relive Nick and Emma’s romance. Quin can see the spark between them, but it’s up to her to make sure her friends—and the Avery—can both be saved this time around.


The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review.

Spark has such an awkward tension at the beginning, but it is so worth the reading in order to see all of the characters grow by the end of the story. All of the characters in the Advanced Drama class – Quin, Dylan, Cass – are considered to be outsiders compared to their classmates at Verona High. But when Quin’s mother decides to revive the old Avery Theater, Quin and her drama class members are all placed in roles they aren’t actually comfortable with.

Overall, I love the magic Schindler weaves into her latest book, blending fantasy and contemporary seemlessly and bringing theater to life.

Sophia started blogging in February 2012 for the hell of it and is surprisingly still around. She has a GIF for nearly everything, probably listens to too much K-Pop and is generally in an existential crisis of sorts (she's trying her best). In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor's in Communications and minor in Women's Studies. More of her bookish reviews and K-pop Roundups can be found at The Arts STL.

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