Book Review: Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim — Re-blogged from Bookish Brews

This post is re-blogged from my friend Amanda at Bookish Brews. She received a free ARC of this book via Voracious Readers Only and soon after suggested that I track down a copy also. Spark to Shadow was a genuine pleasure for me to read – I am such a sucker for fantasy romance – but really, Amanda’s experience with the novel was light-years more meaningful than my own. So I am deferring to her review prowess! Please take the time to read her full review and, of course, give her a follow!

★★★★★ This is a book that I wish I had as I was growing up, but I sure am glad it is a book that exists today that I can enjoy. It has all the fun that I need in a YA or New Adult book, and all the inclusivity and positivity that is often missing from far too many books. I absolutely cannot wait for the second book!!

Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim — Bookish Brews

Image description: a flat lay featuring an e-book version of Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim as seen on the screen of an Android tablet with a black case. To the top, bottom and left of the tablet is gold, shiny fabric dotted with white sparkles. To the right is a scattering of little onyx pebbles. The shadows of palm leaves peek into the frame also.

Now I know that you all just read her entire review. I mean, I linked it three different times already (here’s a fourth because I’m extra) BUT, just because I’m a redundant person, this was the bit that stuck out to me most:

“The entire time I was reading this, I just kept thinking how great it is, especially for an independently published book. Atima Kim I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for getting this published and into my hands. I cried while reading it at least two times (once during just the dedication), just because of the representation you are giving people. Even though I don’t exactly get to see myself in this piece, it feels close. And I know that it is more important for Tae to see a world that looks like him, and I’m so glad that you could give that to him.”

– Amanda, Bookish Brews

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoy Spark to Shadow as much as we both did. And in the unlikely event that you missed the last four links to Amanda’s review here it is one more time! <—– CLICK THAT! OR ELSE! 😙 

Happy Monday!


Published by Sarah

My name is Sarah and I can't imagine my life without books. Actually, I can and it's terrible. I'm also into climbing, video games and bothering the nearest cat.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim — Re-blogged from Bookish Brews

  1. I LOVE YOU!!! Hehehe I’m so glad we could buddy read this book together! Thank you so much for sharing my review, I feel super special. But your flatlay really makes your post great on it’s own!!! 🔥 Book Best Friend level 10000. ❤️

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