Hello friends! Today I have my book review of Spark, by Sadie Moss.
Spark is the first book in the Academy of Unpredictable Magic series.
Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes, Murder Mention, Assault Mention.
Magic exists. I know—it’s in my blood.
Unfortunately, not all people from magical bloodlines have powers, and at 22, I’m several years past the age they usually appear. So I’ve resigned myself to a boring, magic-less life.
Then something strange happens…
I get stuck in the middle of a bar fight, and instead of just punching the guy back, I blow a hole in the wall.
So… I guess I do have powers. But they’re unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. This shit is definitely not normal.
And it seems the magical authorities agree, because they give me a choice: either I go to school to learn to control my crazy new magic, or they’ll take it away. Permanently.
Now if I can just survive the bitchy mean girls determined to take me down a peg, the mysterious attacks on students, the three hot-as-hell guys who don’t seem turned off by my prickly exterior, and the professor who makes me long for detention, maybe I’ll get out of here in one piece.
Wouldn’t bet on it though.
Welcome to the Academy of Unpredictable Magic.
Spark is the first book in the Academy of Unpredictable Magic series, a medium-burn reverse harem story intended for ages 18+, featuring a badass chick and the four sexy men who fall in love with her.
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
I had hoped that I’d end up enjoying Spark. I’m quite relieved that I did, in fact, enjoy reading Spark!
I did enjoy the fast-burn romance that Elliot has with the guys. And I am loving the forbidden romance that’s going on between Elliot and a certain professor. I also think it’s cute whats going on between Elliot and the other 3.
Throughout the novel I was genuinely entertained. I even laughed a few times during my read, which is always a good thing in my perspective.
I admire how mature Elliot was throughout this novel. She didn’t let the pettiness of her first roommates get to her, and she stood up for herself. I have to admire when someone is above all the bullshit that people create–just to point out the fact that they’re new.
I’m glad that Maddi got to meet the guys, since I’m sure that something bad will happen regarding Maddi in the next book.
By the end of Spark, what had me worried about Elliot concerning the next book, is that there was a magic feeling that went through Elliot’s stomach. Which to me, speaks volumes.
And I have a inkling that the Bad Guy in this series is Elliot’s father. Which I hope is not true, but this trope is a Thing. I’m getting tired of reading the stories where the father disappears and then reappears as the Bad Guy. Like, come on.
I give Spark, 4 stars.
Have you read anything by Sadie Moss? What did you read, and did you enjoy it?
By now I’ve read a few things written by Moss, and I’ve got to say that I enjoy whatever I end up reading.
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