Spark (Hardcover)

By Alice Broadway

Scholastic Press, 9781338355994, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

List Price: 18.99*
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After her reckless actions at the naming ceremony, Leora is branded a traitor and sent to the blank settlement, Featherstone, as a spy disguised as a refugee.

But Leora is no longer sure where her loyalty lies. The blanks are just people trying to survive, not the monsters she was trained to see them as.

After all these years of deception, Leora is finally learning the truth -- about being marked, about her mother, and about her own destiny. But if Leora stops spying, the people she left behind in Saintstone will pay the price.

No matter what she does, someone she loves is going to get hurt. As the marked and the blanks inch closer to the brink of war, Leora must choose which half of herself to be true to . . . and which half to betray.

About the Author

Alice Broadway is a former theology student from England. She wrote Ink as part of NaNoWriMo and now writes full-time in Lancashire where she drinks more tea than necessary, cheers on her husband as he wrangles their three children, and enjoys brainstorming new stories in her yellow camper van.

Praise For Spark

Praise for Ink:

"Broadway drops readers immediately into the drama, politics, and general whirlwind of a new and enticing world." -- BCCB, starred review

"Fantasy, mystery, and a utopian setting blend together to form a storyline that captivates to the end." -- School Library Connection

"An interesting concept combined with action and intrigue will hook teen readers." -- School Library Journal

"With echoes of fairy tales and Greek and Egyptian mythologies, this debut reads like
a natural successor to Lois Lowry's The Giver (1993)." -- Booklist