Review of Feast of Sparks by Sierra Simone
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a backlogged review from 2019, but I wanted to make sure all of them were here before posting the final review!
I’m an outcast and a loner, named for death itself. Fate wasn’t supposed to have plans for me.
But then she came back—the girl I once kissed in a thorn-covered chapel in the woods. She came back, and I could no more resist her than I could pry out my own heart. And by some trick of fate, she wants me as much as I want her. The only problem? She also wants the man who owns Thornchapel, Auden Guest.
And so do I.
Eight years ago, I did something to Auden, something terrible. He hurt me back the only way he knew how, and so here we are: our hatred seasoned with pain and my loneliness seasoned with longing. The only thing we can agree on is Proserpina Markham, and she wants us to find a way to be together—all three of us.
If Auden wants to earn her as his submissive, then he has to earn me as well.
But with the discovery of bones behind the altar and the carnal revel of Beltane fast approaching, it’s becoming clear that Thornchapel’s secrets are much deeper and older than any of us could have ever guessed. And no matter how bright and merry a feast of sparks may be, it’s always followed by ashes.
OMG OMG OMG. I KNEW IT.
There were subtle hints dropped and I had a feeling the story might go this direction but damn, what a bombshell! Sierra has done it again.
This book will mess you up, it absolutely messed me up. My favorite part was getting to learn Auden and Saint’s backstory from when they’re teens and discovering why they had their falling apart so many years before. We also see a softer side to Auden and see some of his walls break down in his quest to finally have and keep Saint and Poe at his side.
This sequel is just as haunting and atmospheric and beautifully written as A Lesson in Thorns. It’s truly magical. If you’re shocked at the ending and wanting to scream a little … trust me, you aren’t the only one reeling over that revelation. But stick with it, I think you’ll like how the series ends.
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