Sunday, February 14, 2016

Around The World ARC Tours Presents Spark by Holly Schindler Early Review


Holly Schindler brings the magic of the theater to life in this tale of family ties, fate, love, and one girl’s quest to rewrite history.

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.



Okay where to start with this book..... I was a little weary starting this book because I wasn't sure if I wanted to read it or not but there is something about the theater that I love. I started reading it and it was slow in the beginning and I stopped and started a few times before I really could get into it. With that said I did enjoy the book but there was something missing I am just not sure what it was so I decided to finish it and I was glad I did.

Quin is a great character. She can be a little quirky at times but for the most part she was funny. She loves The Avery Theater and one day her mother decides to tell her of the tragic love story of Nick and Emma. Once her mother is done telling the story Quin wants to resurrect the avery. As she is contemplating what to write for her english class her dream is coming true.

The Avery is coming back to life and her classmates Dylan and Cass are going to be playing Nick and Emma. Will the story repeat itself or will Dylan and Cass set a new era for the Avery......

About The Author:

Holly Schindler’s work has received starred reviews in Booklist and Publishers Weekly, has won silver and gold medals in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and the IPPY Awards, respectively, has been featured on Booklist’s Best First Novels for Youth and School Library Journal’s What’s Hot in YA, and has been a PW Pick of the Week. She is owned by a Pekingese named Jake, and can be found working on her next book in her hometown of Springfield, Missouri. 

She can also be found at


Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

Happy you enjoyed it in the end but it sounds like a bumpy journey.

Tee said...

I did enjoy it in the end. I love a bumpy ride sometimes. Good book but there was something missing :(