Spark Rising ( The Progenitor Saga #1) by Kate Corcino (Review by Amanda – #NerdGirlWitch)

 Spark Rising

Title: Spark Rising ( The Progenitor Saga #1) 

Author: Kate Corcino

Published Date: December 15th 2014

Genre:   Romantic SciFi/Post-apocalyptic Dystopian


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All that’s required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising.

Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.

Lena Gracey died as a child, mourned publicly by parents desperate to keep her from the Council. She was raised in hiding until she fled the relo-city for solitary freedom in the desert. Lena lives off the grid, selling her power on the black market.

Agent Alex Reyes was honed into a calculating weapon at the Ward School to do the Council’s dirty work. But Alex lives a double life. He’s leading the next generation of agents in a secret revolution to destroy those in power from within.

The life Lena built to escape her past ends the day Alex arrives looking for a renegade Spark.

CONTENT WARNING: This book contains occasional violence and profanity, and includes depictions of a determined double agent doing his job and an empowered young woman making coming-of-age decisions. These include sexual interactions. Spark Rising is not intended for readers under the age of 16


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language Or Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Amanda – #NerdGirlWitch’s  Review***

 Awesome and incredible story! I could not put the book down for a second! Kate Corcino has a brilliant and creative mind that blossoms and explodes on to the page in a Romantic SciFi/Post-apocalyptic tale that will set you on the edge of your seat and keep you there for the entire book! biting your nails and utter horror/intrigue because you would not dare set it down before finding out what happens next!

I was fascinated by everything in Lena’s world the people the buildings and the way people lived! Corcino built it and all its corruption to perfection and Lena blew it up…LOL…literally! I loved her quirky character and sassy attitude what main character is a main character without it? and Alex cracked me up time and time again! the man was just too stubborn for his own good! My favourite of all though would have to be Sam. I really wish the book could have spent a little more time with him as he broke my heart and made me want to reach through the pages to comfort him. Another favourite of mine were Lena’s girls, I loved each and every ONE of them even the stubborn and proud Rose.

Kate is an incredible author and I can’t wait to read more of this series! the bad guys were menacing and never gave up! the good guys were the ultimate! and the sad, poor innocent caught in the hands of such evil broke your heart! I can’t wait to see what kate has in STORE for book two as it will be hard to top this one!

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  • Michelle Mauer

    Sounds good,

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