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Ebook Details
  • 12/2014
  • B00R0AT93C
  • 381 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 12/2014
  • 978-0990732808
  • 380 pages
  • $14.99
Spark Rising
Kate Corcino, author

All that’s required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising. Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.

Lena Gracey died as a child, mourned publicly by parents desperate to keep her from the Council. She was raised in hiding until she fled the relo-city for solitary freedom in the desert. Lena lives off the grid, selling her power on the black market.

Agent Alex Reyes was honed into a calculating weapon at the Ward School to do the Council’s dirty work. But Alex lives a double life. He’s leading the next generation of agents in a secret revolution to destroy those in power from within.

The life Lena built to escape her past ends the day Alex arrives looking for a renegade Spark.

Reviews
Corcino’s intriguing first novel posits a near future where fossil fuels have run out. Only those with magical Spark talent can keep electricity flowing, and the government is desperate to control them. When Lena Gracey was a child, her parents faked her death to hide her from authorities bent on taking girls with Spark talent. As a young adult, she lives in an abandoned gas station outside the city enclave. When Alejandro Reyes, a government agent secretly helping the Sparks, discovers her home, he knows Lena is one of the most powerful Sparks he’s ever come across, and he hopes she’ll be the key to the revolution he’s been plotting for decades. Balancing the demands of his double identity makes it difficult for Alex to convince Lena that he wants to keep her safe, but when he brings her to a secret school to train her talents, she realizes there’s more to Alex than she originally had thought. As Lena learns to use her powers, biding her time before getting revenge against the council that destroyed her family, she discovers a new cause: saving other girls with Spark talent in a world where even fellow revolutionaries can’t be trusted. Alex and Lena’s slow-burning, tension-fueled romance, and a uniquely layered postapocalyptic world, will have readers eagerly looking for the next installment. (BookLife)
News
02/01/2015
Spark Rising Wins SFR Galaxy Award

Spark Rising, a debut novel by Kate Corcino, was awarded an SFR Galaxy Award for Exceptional Story Elements on 02/01/2015.

http://sfrgalaxyawards.blogspot.com/2015/01/3rd-annual-sfr-galaxy-awards-round.html

 

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 12/2014
  • B00R0AT93C
  • 381 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 12/2014
  • 978-0990732808
  • 380 pages
  • $14.99

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