- File Size: 3760 KB
- Print Length: 57 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wing and Fang Press (June 4, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 4, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KSNGAV2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,602,121 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Sparkle Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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The combat scenes made my heart race. They were so fast-paced and exciting, especially as the plot developed and I learned more about what kind of vampire the main character was and why he behaved the way he did. These scenes were also what made me choose the age recommendation I did as they may be a little too intense for younger readers. While I don’t know if the author is planning to write a sequel, I’d sure be interested in seeing Tedward in similar predicaments in the future if he does!
This cast of characters was pretty large for a short story of this length. I never really felt like I’d gotten to know any of the characters well because there were so many of them and such limited time to dig into their backstories. It would have been nice to get to know a smaller number of them better instead, especially when it came to the people who spent the most time around Tedward.
There were several different types of humor mixed into the plot. By far the most appealing one to me was the parody because of how it was introduced and used. It always seemed to show up at the exact right time. While I haven’t actually read the book that this one was lightheadedly poking fun at, I knew which one the author was talking about immediately. These sections were amusing and quite well done.
I’d recommend Sparkle to anyone who is in the mood for something funny.
originally posted at long and short reviews
The story is told through Tedward using first person present point-of-view. Except for the Prologue, which is told through Jesper, who is one nasty vampire. Jesper has come to town looking for Tedward to eliminate him as well as other vampires he comes across. The Keepers of the Night are the traditional older vampires, whose dead bodies are animated through magic. They have to avoid the sun, crosses, holy water, and silver. This is not so with the Sparklers, the day-walking vampires.
The plot is evenly paced as we learn about Malcolm, a nerdy black student, who is having trouble with bullies and Genicelle with her ever present infatuation with Teddy. Then we meet The Keepers of the Night who wish to hire Tedward to kill Jesper for them. B. Patterson is able to tell a unique story with lots of humor without going over the top. I found it interesting and entertaining while still being able to keep its overall integrity. This is a fun light read that does carry a message.
FYI: There were two F-bombs. The gay/lesbian factor was soft. **Originally written for "BigAl’s Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** September 28, 2015
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This was pretty funny. I mean it's making fun of Twilight so how could it be bad?Read more