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A Spark Unseen

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Exciting sequel has romance, adventure, court intrigue.

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A SPARK UNSEEN forsakes most of the spooky steampunk of The Dark Unwinding for historical intrigue at the mid-19th-century French court. Often terrified and conflicted, Katharine is an appealing heroine, facing romantic uncertainty, mortal danger, and the silly customs of high society with courage. There may well be a few happy coincidences -- even too many convenient meetings and out-of-left-field revelations for some readers -- but the fast-moving, roller-coaster plot keeps the pages turning from one thrilling adventure and dire peril to the next.

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