BOOK TOUR- Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim- Badass Heroines, Wicked Witches
Hey everyone! Welcome to today's post. So today is my spot for the Spark to Shadow Book Tour hosted by TBRAndBeyond Tours.
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MY RATING- 🌟🌟🌟. ⭐
PUBLICATION DATE- February 2021 (Self-published)
GENRE- YA Fantasy/ YA Romance
Alright Everyone, this book has officially done the impossible. This book, and one other lovely read, literally pulled me out a Marianna Trench long reading slump, and I'm up and on a reading roll!
But moving on from that small life update, let's talk abou this book.
The first thing I'd like to touch on are the characters. Because I am a very character-driven reader, they're always the thing I take notice of first.
Our main protagonist, Fang is a great example of a strong female character. She's confident, feisty, brave and very ambitious. I quite liked following her perspective throughout the story.
She has a splendid charcter arc that rounds that comes full circle in the last chapter and I loved seeing the character growth.
The other characters as well, Kyuho, Sanha and others were well-developed. At first I was afraid that it was going to turn into a love triangle (NOT a huge fan of that trope...), but fortunately for me, it never steered too far into that direction.
I actually thought the romance was quite enjoyable. It wasn't super intense or over dramatic- just the right amount of angst and fun and entertaining.
I wasn't super interested in the sub plots, and they're not even a considerable part of the plot, but I just didn't care about it that much.
It also has a nice touch is dragons/animal companion theme that was adorable!
Not much to say about the world building, I guess. The setting was very unique. You could see how the author had taken inspiration from the culture of Thailand, and then added her own special touch to it. Just the classic works of witches and clans. The inter-clan relations/politics was a nice touch tho.
If you're looking for a books that you can just fly through, something that's light and fun a and fast-paced, this book is gonna be right up your ally.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Atima has been coming up with stories for as long as she can remember. As soon as she learned how to read and write she was putting pen to paper and dreaming up new worlds and adventure. Her life has always been on the page and as she grew up and her interests changed so did her writing. She loves creating places to escape, and more than anything she loves writing about love. She was born in the Midwestern US, to a Thai mother and American father. Her home has always been a mix of languages and cultures, and remains so today. She likee to draw on the places and people and culture that influence her life as inspiration in her writing and she hopes to join the ranks of other Asian American authors representing diverse cultures and voices in the writing community through her books.
See her author website here.
Time to Chat!
So that was it for another fun book tour. Don’t forget to check out my lates bookstagram for this @aamna_thebibliophile. Hope you enjoyed this review! Don’t forget to tell what you though in the comments? Will you be reading this anytime soon? I would love to know any of your recommendations!
Until next time,
I hope everyone stays safe,