Review: Sparks – Laura Bickle

Sparks
Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair. Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion.
After fire consumes the home of elderly Jasper Bernard, Anya is stunned to discover his remains—or, more precisely, a lack of them; even the fiercest fires leave some trace of their victims—and she is sure this was no naturally occurring blaze. Soon she’s unearthed a connection to a celebrity psychic who preys on Detroit’s poor, promising miracles for money. But Hope Solomon wants more—she’s collecting spirits, and in a frantic race against time, Anya will face down an evil adversary who threatens her fragile relationship with her lover, her beloved Sparky’s freshly hatched newts, and the wandering souls of the entire city.
My thoughts:
First of all, I should have written this one when I finished it, but I was shocked that there are no more books! I want more :/
Anya is back, being her cool self, investigating fires, keeping track of her guardian/pet Sparky and being in a new relationship. She is always so cool, not kick-ass, just cool. She does not bring a katana to the table, but she can suck in ghosts. And that gives her heartburn.
There is just so much to talk about, so much more it could be. But there are no more books at the present. And I do find that sad, because this world has so much promise. Like what is her connection to Ishtar really? And..something else that I found out and really want to know more about. But for now it ended well, they could all be happily ever after. So no cliffie or so. But yes, more things are hidden, more things could be told. And I hope they are one day.
Conclusion:
For now, just read these two books and enjoy a different UF with a ghostsucking heroine and the coolest of side kicks, Sparky, the electricity eating salamander. 

Series: Anya Kalinczyk #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368
Published: 2010 by Pocket
Source. Own

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90 thoughts on “Review: Sparks – Laura Bickle

  1. Jenny says:

    I always get super depressed when I fall in love with a book or books and then realize there are no plans to turn it into a 30 book series. Okay, I might get bored after 30 books, but I would be sad to see a good thing over at just 2!

  2. Jenny says:

    I always get super depressed when I fall in love with a book or books and then realize there are no plans to turn it into a 30 book series. Okay, I might get bored after 30 books, but I would be sad to see a good thing over at just 2!

  3. Cherry says:

    I emailed the author about further books in this series too and was informed that the publisher wouldn't contract more books… I think it was the sales or statistics or something that helped make that decision… are they mad!! This series is megalicious!! If it wasn't megalicious, I wouldn't have Sparky on my header! Yes, it is sad that there are no more books in this series…

  4. Cherry says:

    I emailed the author about further books in this series too and was informed that the publisher wouldn't contract more books… I think it was the sales or statistics or something that helped make that decision… are they mad!! This series is megalicious!! If it wasn't megalicious, I wouldn't have Sparky on my header! Yes, it is sad that there are no more books in this series…

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    I know! And it's not the first series I have read that have gotten the axe. I just do not get it as so much crap is out there and then this one gets no more

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    I know! And it's not the first series I have read that have gotten the axe. I just do not get it as so much crap is out there and then this one gets no more

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