A Spark Unseen
But the search for Lane is not easy, and ...more
Pity, because the story feels undone, to me, and I'd really like a final book to wrap things up.(less)
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Actual rating: 3.4
As some of you know, my friends, I was (still am, maybe) in a middle of a reading slump or was it the weather (-30C) or all at once, but anyways it didn't help that this book was slooow. If you read my review on The Dark Unwinding, you know that it was slow paced too but it was absolutely suiting to the mood and action. In the case of A spark unseen, no such luck - the books was not just slow but boring too. I was struggling to read the first half, conquering 10% a day (!) -...more
Uncle Tully isn’t a bit mad, but Victorian language lacks a word to describe him. He has the all-mastering, simple emotions of a small child, yet a mathematical and mechanical genius that goes far beyond anyone alive in his day.
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Cover Blurb: Yes or No? I don't like it quite as much as the cover for The Dark Unwinding, simply because you can see the character impersonator's face. However, she works pretty well for Katherine, so she doesn't bother me as much as most character impersonators. I still love the mechanical gears, and that dress is gorgeous.
Characters: Katherine Tulma ...more
The Dark Unwinding enchanted and delighted me, so, upon the news that there would in fact be a sequel, I was thrilled, even though such surprise sequels generally result in angry Twitter rants. Of course, sequels to books that were closed enough that you didn't know there would be one can be a tricky business. Though I didn't enjoy A Spark Unseen as much as its predecessor, I'm still happy to have read it and would, if a third pops up, read that one too without a doubt.
In The Dark Unwi ...more
Katharine's trip to Paris and search for Lane quickly leads her from the proverbial frying p ...more
Ho adorato questo seguito, molto più del primo.
Inoltre ho scoperto che il pesce inventato da zio Tully esiste veramente e che realmente era stato usato come arma.
In questo libro, poi, i personaggi sorprendono fino alla fine, ognuno nasconde un segreto, al lettore il compito di svelarli!
Zio Tully si aggiudica sicuramente il ruolo di miglior personaggio! In questo volume dà proprio il meglio e il peggio di sé!
Riassumendo in ...more
A weekend well spent, indeed.
I salute you, Sharon Cameron!
Ho aspettato un po' a leggere il seguito de La Fabbrica delle meraviglie, vuoi per il tempo, vuoi per le mille letture che si accalcano per essere la prossima, vuoi per quel pizzico di timore che mi rimane sempre dopo aver letto un bellissimo primo libro. Potrà il seguito avvicinarsi? O sarà una bieca delusione? Ebbene la Cameron mi ha conquistato anche con questo secondo libro, anche se siamo davanti a qualcosa di diverso. Nel primo ...more
A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
Book Two of The Dark Unwinding series
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undet ...more
Cover--Yea or Nay: Yes I do like it. I don't even really mind that you can see her face. I love the color of the picture just like I did the first one, and it looks more like a thr ...more
I rated this novel warty!
So what's the third volume to be called? A Bark Untreed? A Quark Unbecoming? Maybe there should be a competition? A Spark Unseen is the second novel in the series which kicked off with The Dark Unwinding, which I reviewed favorably back in early Jul ...more
I enjoyed this book almost as much as book 1 and feel like there needs ...more
Katharine wakes up in the middle of the night to find intruders in her house who are attempting to kidnap her genius uncle. Even though the kidnappers are foiled, Katharine realizes that Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully. She devises a plan for h ...more
I really enjoyed the first book and was excited to jump right back into the story of Katherine and her Uncle Tully! The way the first one ended could have very well made it a stand alone book, but I am glad that the author decided to continue the story. This time we are off to Paris, and the setting is fabulous. I already loved the characters, so all I needed was more adventure, more beautiful descriptive writing, and a good resolution to the issue at hand. I got all of t ...more
Diversity Ratings: | POC Chars - 0+ | Queer Chars - 0 |
I didn’t think it was possible, but A Spark Unseen is even better than the first book. This review is almost difficult to write without resorting to straight-up fangirling.
No one but I, Katherine Tulman, could run across land and sea to hide a supposed-dead uncle from not one but two governments, only to move next door to one of the most blatant gossips on the continent. I really was...more
I absolutely love the mood Cameron sets in these books - created by that combination of mystery, his ...more
I fell in love with the first book, A Dark Unwinding, and I was excited when I saw A Spark Unseen available on audio. Even though I was happy with where the first book left us -- I wanted to check with these characters!
A Spark Unseen is similar yet so much different from its predecessor. While the characters I know and love (and in some cases, loathed) are the same; there was an added layer of mystery, a thicker political plot and it's even more ...more
Katharine is one of those characters who sparks up the feminist in me. She is so clever ...more
First Read: May 24 - May 27, 2014
Loved it, loved it, loved it!! This was a spectacular sequel. It felt a lot different than the first in many ways, but I enjoyed that aspect. It was very much like taking characters and a premise that you really loved and putting them in a whole new setting and world, creating a very different sort of story. Whereas I felt the first had elements of gothic/haunting fiction, this was more a thriller with political intrigue, mystery, drama, ...more
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
First Read: May 24 - May 27, 2014
Loved it, loved it, loved it!! This was a spectacular sequel. It felt a lot different than the first in many ways, but I enjoyed that aspect. It was very much like taking characters and a premise that you really loved and putting them in a whole new setting and world, creating a very different sort of story. Whereas I felt the first had elements of gothic/haunting fiction, this was more a thriller with political i ...more
The new characters were so mysterious and the twists were so well considered. the scene being Paris was a fa ...more