Book Reviews

REVIEW : Feast of Sparks by Sierra Simone

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. 

And darkness.

It makes me want to tend to Poe, it makes me want to be Poe, it makes me want to be there between the two of them, cradling Proserpina myself while we’re both cradled by Auden.


I have been waiting for this book since finishing A Lesson in Thorns and it surpassed every single expectation I had. This story was so much more than I could have ever hoped form. Thornchapel and these characters have completely captivated my mind, my soul and my heart.

It is insanely hard to talk about this story without completely spoiling it. It is just something that you have to read for yourself. It is so different from any story out there now.

While this story was told in multiple POV’s it is primarily Saint Sebastian’s story. We got his and Auden’s backstory. We learned what happened to these two men. Of course, there was also more of Poe, Auden and Saint’s relationship and their relationships with the rest of the group (Rebecca, Delphine and Becket). While they all had fantastic chemistry in the first book of the series, it has grown exponentially in this book. They know more about themselves and about what they want. This group does not shy away from ANYTHING!

Sierra Simone has a way with words. They are absolutely beautiful.  Her description of scenes, of places, of every thing makes this world seem so real. It is so easy to picture yourself in the story. Standing off to the side and witnessing what is going on.

This series is not for everyone. This series is one of the most erotic books I have read and Feast of Sparks takes the level of eroticism, of passion, of kink into a whole new level. Every single character in this book plays a major role in the story, they are all so different and add so much more to the story.

This story does end on a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to see where it goes and to get back to Thornchapel.