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Feast of Sparks

(Thornchapel #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,913 ratings  ·  560 reviews
I’m an outcast and a loner, named for death itself. Fate wasn’t supposed to have plans for me.

But then she came back—the girl I once kissed in a thorn-covered chapel in the woods. She came back, and I could no more resist her than I could pry out my own heart. And by some trick of fate, she wants me as much as I want her. The only problem? She also wants the man who owns T
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published August 1st 2019
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
“If I could rearrange the world for you, I would,” he says. “I’d rearrange everything.”



Stepping into Thornchapel is like being blindfolded on a rollercoaster. You never know when your inching up and nearing the edge... and then all of a sudden your stomach drops, your heart is light and you're descending at rapid speed. Then, everything seems fine but you really have no idea what else is in store for you.


Feast of Sparks
It's hard not to call this series captivating..
1.) A Lesson in Thorns ★★★★

“I am the girl who kneels at night. I am the bride of thorns.”

Alright, first off, I still completely recommend A Lesson in Thorns, and it is still one of my favorite romances of the year. I just believe with my whole heart that you should pretend it is a standalone, because Feast of Sparks was a complete mess. From unprotected sex, with multiple partners back to back, to questionable flashbacks to boys who are only sixteen, to Dom/sub relationships that fel
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: queer
SCREAMS OVER THE LAST 10% FOREVER. I have NO IDEA how to rate this but I am pretty sure I hated it rjendueijEHWIDNFJOFN. Insert tyra WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU gif bc I am TIRED. That ending was awful. AWFUL.

Buddy read with Melanie, Jane, & Madalyn!
Whitney Atkinson
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
The whole Thornchapel side of this plot because so dry that I was basically only reading this while holding out for sex scenes, which is no way to live at all in a series where the first book was so intriguing. I just hated the plot twist and how I really have no idea what they were trying to do and all the BDSM stuff in this book got a bit watery with going over the top. I don't think I'm gonna continue the series and I'm just gonna forget I gave this one the time of day. ...more
Jean Menzies
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series, romance
Right well there's a lot to say here isn't there?

Can I start with my biggest irk when it comes to this book though, and it's actually the reviews of it. Usually I couldn't give two shakes of a donkey's tale why someone dislikes or likes a book, it's all your opinion, but I have to address the multitude of reviewers criticising Poe for her actions in the aftermath of her grief. Only because what you write in a review will be read by people who have grieved and lost and these kind of judgements up
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since y'all apparently lack basic reading comprehension: i literally stated that i hated the ending and my high rating is for the first 80%. the people subtweeting me and saying i apparently support incest need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like children. thanks

review can also be found on my blog

Thank you to the author for kindly providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

In a similar fashion to Simone's New Camelot trilogy, the sequel to an already wild, unconventio
chan ☆
2 stars not for the cheap tricks but for the LACK OF FUCKING PLOT

i was so bored and the kinky scenes weren't as great the second time around. i was bored. do not recommend
Aug 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who just go bananas for books about incest
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Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
Aug 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Thanks, I hate it.
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Aug 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars??? even though that .5 feels generous given how much I loathe the ending???

oh man, this was.... so bad
Isabella. R
5 Bride of Thorns Stars ⭐️

Feast of Sparks picks up immediately from where A Lesson in Thorns dramatically ended. With a discovery that left Poe devastated and an explosion of emotions between herself and her eventual lovers St Sebastian and Auden this book was breathtaking from the first page.

"If I could rearrange the world for you, I would,” he says. “I’d rearrange everything."

This is a complicated love story about three people that need each other more then their next breath, but there are so
Paloma *The Romance Queen*
if it looks like a turd and smells like a turd....then it's probably a turd....

If you've been following me a while you know that i dont really write reviews that much anymore...let alone bad reviews especially for books i did not finish...but I'm burning with fury over this steaming pile of garbage that i have to let it out.

I gave this book 2 chances...I was initially going to drop it like a dirty diaper at about 17% percent but after a nights sleep i decided to give this book a chance to c
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! I just finished and my word. My head is still reeling, my mind is processing it all. What I can say for sure is that is HOT, everything erotica should be. It is filled with beautiful prose, as all of Sierra Simone’s stories are. It is unique and complex and an interesting swirl of love and romance, religion and mythology, mystery and bdsm. It is uniquely Sierra Simone.

Feast of Sparks focuses more on St. Sebastian. We get more of his back story and
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
❤️4 STARS ❤️

This series is my new addiction, both books were so brilliant!The concept is refreshing and intrigued!I fall in love with the story and the characters!This book picks up right where the last book left off, and I was hooked!


“You and Poe are like air and water, and he’s earth. He’s fire.”

This was so hot,sensual and intense!The relationship between St. Sebastian, Proserpina (Poe) and Auden is something else!I could feel their connection.

I’m not going to spoil anything but if you are l
Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Jun 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
imagine ruining your whole book im a matter of 20 pages —

i’m just ,,, no. no. no.

A Lesson in Thorns was iconic, different, and fun.

This is repetitive, gross, and should have never been done.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

↑ These are the six young people this book is about. ↑

They've known each other since that summer they spent together at Auden's family's estate in England - their parents were friends.... or something.

Now, twelve years later we're back at that house.

And that's all I'm going to tell you about this 2nd book - well not even about the second book! This is part of my review from book #1. But I just can't tell you anything more about this. You can't read a review about book #2 if you haven't read the
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 “Enchanting” Stars

Wow, what a read!! Feast of Sparks is enchanting, mystical, erotic, and addictive. It is the second book in The Thornchapel series and picks up right where book one ends. It is a must to read A Lesson in Thorns before this one.

The way this author tells her story is one that is so very unique. She incorporates the setting, Thornchapel, as a major player within the story along with Auden, St. Sebastian, Proserpina, Rebecca, Father Beckett, and Delphine. The combination of this
ash | novelly rooted
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read
re-read finished october 2020 and it's also my 100th completed book for 2020!

Thornchapel / Auden / Saint / Poe

book 1 A Lesson in Thorns 5/5 ★

well, this was a wild ride into the taboo. saint and auden deserve rights. poe can still be sacrificed if someone needs to be. i'm a little unsure about how i feel with the whole group bonding at the chapel. i have realized that it's not my sort of thing.

everything else was well executed for the story and i enjoyed reading the past/present chapters between saint and auden. rebecca, delphin
milou  ☕️
Well.. This turned into a fucking mess.

I have been sitting with a cup of coffee in my hand for the last 20 minutes while I've been thinking how I felt about this book because my emotions have been through a blender while I was reading this last night. And not a good kind of blender, but the one that turns everything into a gooey mush.

Where I had somewhat liked Poe in A Lesson in Thorns I found her to be unbearable this time around. Maybe by now her sexual needs were starting to get on my fucking

Proserpina who?

Colour me surprised, my highlight in this sequel was NOT the pagan rituals and debauchery.
Hands down, the best part was watching Auden and St. Sebastian's painful story to unfold.
The twist in the last pages was predictable, but I kind of like the direction the story has taken.

Jes Reads
Aug 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rep
Look here Sierra. After finishing A Lesson In Thorns I had to immediately pick up this one. If I thought that book was dirty *clutches chest* I was MISTAKEN. THIS BOOK is filthy. There's a sex scene with a priest in a church for christ sake. However, this book lost the plot. Literally. It was ALL about the sex. NOT TO MENTION THE ENDING IS COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT. How, as a reader, are we supposed to feel when we've been encouraging this relationship the whole fucking time. AND THEN the auth ...more
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Complex love that captures 6 friends in a web of champagne filled excessive life, heartbreak laced with pain, lust that binds with thorns. Sierra creates MAGIC and enraptures your senses till you see through her eyes this fantastic tale which is sprinkled with Diamante of Myths and A pearly sheen of Paranormal otherworldliness. She makes you a believer in all things legendary and fantastical till you are transported in the Craggy moors of Devon, over the altar lit by lanterns, thorns binding you ...more
Well, I’ll be damned.

Even though my TBR pile is ginormous, I decided that reading the sequel of a book I didn’t like, was the best use of my time. 🙄 But that’s just me, I can’t abandon books. Once I make a commitment, I am in all the way. And A Lesson in Thorns was too intriguing, if nothing else, to not at least try and read the next in the series.

Feast of Sparks starts right where A Lesson of Thorns left off. Not giving anything away, just saying it was something very traumatic and shocking fo
I’m abstaining from rating this one because I’m truly at a loss. For now, here’s how it breaks down:

Everything but the last chapter: 5 stars
The last chapter: 0 stars

Make of that what you will.
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Book 2 – MUST read book 1 first!

Feast of Sparks is what Sierra Simone does best. Tells beautifully filthy stories in such a way that you simply can’t look away.

This one focuses more on St. Sebastian – we get his back story and the reason his relationship with Auden is the way it is. How will he, Auden and Poe make things work? At times it seems impossible! It’s a complicated tale and I was hooked. We get to see everyone grow and evolve as their relationships change and more secrets are revealed
lily ☁️
Aug 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Yes, this is not my usual reading choice/genre, but. This book was such a huge mess—even though I skimmed all the parts that make this book erotica, which makes up like 80%, give or take (leaning towards the former).

Also, the ending … I get ending books on cliffhangers, and wanting to get readers to feel compelled to buy the next book in a series, but—this felt very cheap, and unnecessary, and just … yikes.

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Meagan ✊🏼 Blacklivesmatter ✊🏼Blacktranslivesmatter
Fuck that ending 😡😡 I still loved it overall but whhhhhhyyyy 😭💔. Ugh, just when I finally reached the moment I was waiting for the entire book, Simone fucking rips my heart out 😭

I just....
Why would...
It's not going to be ok now...
It's too soon for this level of problems right now...

This is bullshit 😭😭😭

Edit:After getting over my initial shock of the ending, I actually think Simone brings up an interesting topic.
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-best-reads
I’m selling the house and moving to Devon.

Thornchapel owns me. Every bit of me.

I want to wedge myself into a Poe, Auden, Saint sandwich and dance around the fire with Delphine, Rebecca, Becket and Sir James Frazer whilst drinking Prosecco and banging on a drum.

Imbolc was hot. Beltane is so much hotter. Like scorching hot. Kindle smouldering hot. Sex toy hot. Tumblr research hot. Hot. Hot. Hot. Hotter than the equator. Hotter than a naked Adam Levine. Hotter than the signing room at RARE. Hotte
Lo O'Neill
Potential Spoilers for Thornchapel #1

After devouring A Lesson in Thorns, I immediately jumped straight into Feast of Sparks and I have to say that I am conflicted….. There are some parts of it are really good and then there are others where I was just left scratching my head and going how did the author come to that conclusion, eg. the reaction to the discovery of Poe’s mothers bones. Don’t get me wrong I know that everyone deals with grief differently but the fact that none of the group of 6 pe
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Let me start with this , this series I've never read something deeper or crazier or sexier than this one . The way Sierra hook you to her books no one can do , the more you read the more you want , and when it come to this book I thought there will be nothing like lesson in thorn but this one is a whole another lever of love , sex , mystery, and the odd friendship . I can't relate to any character on this book or the things they do but still when you read it you will feel attached to the
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