Review: Vanishing Spark of Dusk

Happy Saturday, Reader Friends!

Today I’m sharing my review for Sara Baysinger’s The Vanishing Spark of Dusk as a part of its blog tourI’ve reviewed Sara’s books before. Her last series was YA dystopian and a fantastic read. This latest one is more sci-fi. Let’s get started!

About the Book

The Blurb: “Stand up.

When Lark is stolen from Earth to be a slave on the planet Tavdora, she’s determined to find her way back home to her family, no matter the cost. Placed in the household of a notorious slave trader, Lark quickly learns her best assets are her eyes and ears. And if she’s brave enough, her voice.

Be heard.

Kalen is the Tavdorian son of a slave trader and in line to inherit his father’s business. But his growing feelings for Lark, the new house slave who dares to speak of freedom, compel him to reveal his new plan for the slave ships returning to Earth—escape. Together, they just might spark a change that flares across the universe.

Fight back.”

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When I heard that Sara had a new book, I eagerly signed up to review. I didn’t care what it was about, I just knew that I love Sara’s writing so I wanted to experience it again. The Vanishing Spark of Dusk is written with Sara’s signature style. I’d like to pause momentarily to bring you some warnings.

First, this book doesn’t fit under the Christian fiction umbrella. After reading it, I’m not even sure I would label it clean. It’s not that there’s gratuitous amounts of language (although there is some) or intimacy (although there was some that passed what would claim as clean) but it was because I wasn’t expecting the level that there was. Therefore, I caution you, if you have triggers with language or intimacy pass simple kissing, you may want to think twice before reading this.

That being said, it’s still a good read. Granted I skipped over the above issues but it didn’t take away from the fact that Ms. Baysinger delves into some really good issues, (i.e., slavery). There were a few secondary characters in this novel who broke my heart with their love and wisdom. I know that sounds weird but if you’ve read this already you understand. Slavery isn’t an easy issue and this book portrays that.

All in all, I’d give this book a 3.5. I did like it but some things about it, I didn’t like or agree with.

*I was provided a free copy of this book by the publisher. This review is my own honest, opinion.

About the Author

My name is Sara Baysinger and I write books. I was born in the heart of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador where I spent my early life exploring uncharted lands on horseback and raising chickens. I now make my home among the endless cornfields of Indiana with my husband and two children…and I still raise chickens. My dystopian novel BLACK TIGER was self-published in 2016, with books 2 & 3 published in 2017. When not getting lost in a book, I can be found gardening, devouring chocolate, and running off the sugar-high from said chocolate.

I’m currently working on an upcoming science fiction romance novel that will release with Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing.

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