Sparks of Light (Into the Dim #2) by Janet B. Taylor ~ Review

Sparks of Light (Into the Dim #2)
Hardcover448 pages
Published August 1st 2017 
by HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: ARC provided by the publisher
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


For the first time in her life, Hope Walton has friends . . . and a (maybe) boyfriend. She’s a Viator, a member of a long line of time-traveling ancestors. When the Viators learn of a plan to steal a dangerous device from the inventor Nikola Tesla, only a race into the past can save the natural timeline from utter destruction. Navigating the glitterati of The Gilded Age in 1895 New York City, Hope and her crew will discover that high society can be as deadly as it is beautiful.


Thank you HMH Teen for sending me a copy of Sparks of Light for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

Into the DIM was one of my favorite books I read this year. I was kicking myself saying why did I not read this sooner. The world drew me in and the time travel was fun and not over complicated. I felt transported into the time.

Sparks of light was great but I think it lost a tiny bit of the spark in Into the DIM. It was still great and the romance is upped but I just think the pacing may have been a little bit slower.

On thing Janet knows how to write is twist and turns. There are not many time travel books on the market and let along ones that are done well but these books are fantastic. She immerses the reader in the time and culture. 

I am still obsessed with these and give both of these books together 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. 

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About the Author:

Janet Taylor lives in such a small town in Arkansas that if you happen to sneeze when you pass by, you'll totally miss it. (Cause, you know, you can't sneeze with your eyes open. For real--try it--it's impossible)

Her first novel, INTO THE DIM, (which debuted 3/1/2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is about a 16 year old girl who travels through time. Totally on purpose and stuff.

Her second book, SPARKS OF LIGHT (HMH, 8/1/2017) is the sequel, and continues three months after INTO THE DIM leaves off.

She's a reader/fan first and a writer second. She lives with her fantastic husband, two hilarious sons, and Dorda the diabetic dog who won't win any beauty contests, but has a "nice personality".

She would think you're the coolest thing since AC on a hot day if you'd like her on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter or visit her web site. And if you felt like adding INTO THE DIM to your Want to Read well golly! She'd probably come over to your house and do cart-wheels on your front lawn. (probably)

(PS-check out the bracelet on Janet's pic. That's a teeny-tiny Tardis. Uh, Whovian much?)


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