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The Spark (Extrahumans #3)

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Deirdre Burns White clings desperately to her normal life. She has a job, a boyfriend and an apartment in the city of First Landing. She's made sure life is normal... because Dee is an extrahuman. She can make fire with her mind and she has the devil's luck, but because of that, she was once imprisoned and tortured by the ruthless Confederation military. All she wants is t ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published August 2012 by Candlemark & Gleam (first published January 1st 2012)
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I’m still not sure whether this was the end of a trilogy or not.

In favor: the lingering mystery of why Broken’s powers, well, broke is completely ignored and seems to be no longer relevant; we meet the grown up macguffin child from the first book; central characters end up back physically where they started; the precognitive who kicked this all off gets the last word as he writes the letter that kicks it all off.

Against: the events the precog is pushing everything toward still haven’t happened;
Note: I chose NOT to include huge spoilers for the series so that anybody can read this post in which I try to tell you WHY you should read this series. You’re welcome.

Let me start by saying: wow. WOW.

I just can’t get over how good The Spark is. I’ve finished reading it a couple of days ago and haven’t recovered from the experience yet.


Roughly, this is what happens in The Spark: Valen, roughly one year since events at the end of Fly Into Fire. Penny “Broken” Silverwing and Sky Ranger now ha
Lindsay Stares
Premise: Sequel to Broken and Fly Into Fire. Dee has grown older, but still feels lost inside. She can’t control her powers or her life. The little settlement of former heroes on the planet Valen may have finally gotten the government’s attention, and soon no one will have a safe refuge.

In short, I don’t think this is a bad book, and big chunks of it were great, but overall I was left unsatisfied. Bit too much angst, bit too much dystopia in this one for me. Some great character stuff, but the v
Just A. Bean
Still really enjoying this series. The depiction of life in a military dictatorship, and how freedom fighters can totally fail to find traction was especially strong here. The plot meandered a bit, and didn't seem to have any real structure past the adventures of one character over the period of a few years, but it was interesting and engagingly told enough that I didn't feel lost or bored. Though the plot did rest on one character not telling another something that I never believed that she wou ...more
Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
This was my favorite book from the Extrahumans series. It was very character-driven, with most of the focus on Deirdre (who goes by Dee). Dee is an extrahuman, possibly the most powerful extrahuman alive. Many extrahumans have been killed by the Confederation, due to their threat to the crushing control the Confederation exerts on humanity. Dee can create fire with a thought and also has an intuition that provides her with extraordinary luck and protection in dangerous situations.

Dee has gone t
Chio Duran
Wow this was an amazing book!! (BTW I received this copy in a goodreads giveaway). I have always liked characters, plots, and everything that pretty much has superpowers and this one is simply amazing. The author manages to exploit the true essence of "extrahumanity" of the characters. This book focuses mainly on Dee and her power of "Spark" which is a badass ability to create fire (how awesome is that?!) Also she seems to be one of the strongest extrahumans they are left.

I also like the sense

Note: this is a spoiler free review I wrote for the series covering Broken, Fly Into Fire, and The Spark.

Every so often in a reader’s life they come across a set of books that makes their jaw drop. Not because they’re awesome, or surprising, or because they’re unlike anything you’ve read before, not even because they are so real. The Extrahumans series by Susan Jane Bigelow is all these things, but the jaw dropping results from the fact that they are absolutely criminally under-read. Yes, eve
I liked it a whole lot. I'm glad we got to know Dee a lot better; she's a pretty cool person, and apart from her hair-trigger rage, she seems like somebody I'd like to spend time with in real life. We saw quite a bit of development in most of the other characters too, some for the much better, and some for the much, much worse. My only complaint was that the time jump was a bit jarring.

I hear from a pretty reliable source that there's a fourth Extrahumans book in the works. Can't wait!
Donna Huber
I'm not sure if this was the end of the series or more is to come. It could go either way. I was a bit confused by the time jump towards the beginning of the book. Read the full review at Girl Who Reads
Pilars Scott
Just fabulous. I love this blend of post x-men superhero sci-fi. Lots of thoughts on the responsiblity of government and great power=great responsibility. Also, explosions!
Laura Zackery
I have very much enjoyed all 3 of the Extrahumans books and I sincerely hope there are more to come.
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