A Frenzy of Sparks

From the author of A Lily in the Light comes a poignant story of innocence lost and what it means to grow up too fast.

It’s 1965, and thirteen-year-old Gia, along with her older brother and cousins, are desperate to escape their sleepy, tree-lined neighborhood where nothing ever happens. The only thing Gia would miss is the surrounding marsh, where she feels at home among sea birds and salt water.

But when one of Gia’s cousins brings drugs into their neighborhood, it sets off a chain of events that quickly turn dangerous. Everyone will be caught in the ripples, and some may be swept away entirely. Gia is determined to keep herself and her family afloat while the world is turned upside down around her. Can she find a way to hold on to the life she was so eager to leave behind, or will she have to watch it all disappear beneath the marsh forever?

At turns heart-wrenching and hopeful, A Frenzy of Sparks explores a world where survival is the attempt to move forward while leaving pieces of your heart behind.


Set in 1960s Queens, this is the story of Gia and her family. Her father is a police offer, her mother a typist. She also has a brother Leo. She lives in a neighborhood with most of her family and loves the nearby marshes. When drugs come into their neighborhood and some bad family choices change everything Gia has to quickly grow up and loose her naive thoughts in life. While sometimes difficult and heartbreaking with very dysfunctional characters, this is nonetheless an enjoyable book about families and what it takes to survive. While this is my first by Kristin it will not be my last.

4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CW: drugs

Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours and Kristin Fields for the review copy of this book

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Release Date: November 3, 2020


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