Review: Stray (Spark #2) by Rachael Craw


Series : Spark

Publisher : Walker Books Austrlalia

Source : Publisher

Release Date : September 1st 2015


It’s hard to remember hating anything as much as I hate Affinity; a bone-deep loathing for the faceless unknown and the concrete walls of my own DNA.

Evie is a Shield: designed to kill in order to protect, and the Affinity Project have finally come for her. But Evie isn’t ready for the sinister organisation to take control of her life, her body, her mind. She isn’t ready to follow their rules about who may live and who must die – not when it condemns the innocent. She has one option: risk losing everything and everyone – including Jamie – and run.

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After the thrilling conclusion to Spark, I knew I had to read  the second book  straight away.  I loved the concept of Spark and couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into  Stray As it  continues where things left off without skipping a beat.

Evie has faced a lot already since she came into her gifts. She still  the same girl just with a few extra  abilities and responsibilities. She has grown but she still the same Evie we love. She faced a lot in a short time and discover some untold secrets  that change her destiny forever

She may  have solved her immediate problems, but  she can’t leave all her problems behind when she become one of them. Gifted with powers  and part of a secret organisation now  which means solving  her family problems.   Adrian may have been a secret she didn’t know about but things have changed. She wants to fight for him  and prove there more then the organisation knows about the Sparks

Delving deeper into the mysterious storyline that was introduced in Spark that unlocked this sci-fi story . Craw returns to the unique world in Stray where  we learn more about the world that Evie has been dropped into . Learning more about the Affinity Project which lead to the current state of things Craw really pays attention to the minor things and as a result this instalment is very informative to us readers  and make more sense of how much Evie’s life is changed  by this science.  Evie is still the same girl we loved in the first novel but she has grown . Still caring about the people she loves yet trying to challenge and make sense of things that are being thrown at her. There a lot going on in Stray, whilst a lot is made sense, there still the question, what did Evie gets herself thrown into .


With high stakes, Evie, isn’t going to back down in Stray.  She ready to fight for what is right even if means putting everything on the line.   Nothing is scared in this second instalment and you have to be prepared for another thrilling read.  Combining elements of sci-fi and contemporary together, it is easy to see why so many fell in love with her. As the people around her are still the close knit friends and family we saw in book  one. I loved how they grounded the novel and only added to the storyline. Stray is everything you hope to expect and more  from Craw after Spark. It’s a interesting offering in the Aus/NZ market and one that I won’t forget in hurry.



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