Blog Tour Review | Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim

Title: Spark to Shadow
Atima Kim
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Synopsis: Long ago, the covens of the east made a pact to bring peace to the continent. To unite the clans and create a new era of witches, starting with the next generation of matrons. Fang is the first witch of her generation to reach her debut, as the next matron of her coven she has the unique honor of being the first one to fulfill the pact. For the first time in centuries, a Miangese witch will take a foreign consort. Luckily, Fang already has someone in mind. Taken in by the Sun coven in the mountain kingdom of Anda, Fang is more than happy to entertain the alluring young lords of the ruby clan as they compete to win her affections, not knowing her choice has already been made.

Or so she thought. Until a chance encounter brings to light the existence of something Fang previously thought to be quite rare, a male witch. The meeting of this young shadow witch— a boy who Fang now owes a debt— starts a chain of events that will make Fang question everything she thought she knew about her Andan allies. In an effort to help him escape his oppressors, Fang and the shadow witch discover a dark presence that is slowly poisoning the innocent citizens of mortal Anda, and a dangerous weapon that could threaten the very peace of the pact that Fang is bound to uphold. As she, her friends, and her new shadow witch companion work to fight against these looming forces, Fang’s feelings towards her own choices slowly start to shift. She must decide what is more important to her, who she wants by her side, and most of all- what she’s willing to give up in order to be the leader her people need.


When spark meets shadow, events are set in motion that will change Fang’s life forever.

Spark to Shadow was everything I needed in my first YA/NA fantasy read! I devoured this story and was so sad when it ended. From the beginning, I loved the way the author brought the story to life and found myself falling in love with the characters. I love the character and world building and the many twists that leave the reader guessing as the story progresses.

This was a compelling read full of courtly intrigue that is in a gender reversed world. Impressive atmospheric imagery, along with details of rich culture, made for a truly memorable reading experience. A very creative own voices book, with really dynamic representation, along with some mildly romantic elements that make it more appropriate for the older YA audiences.

I really enjoyed this one and hope there’s a sequel in the works because I’d love to delve deeper into this fantastical world Kim has created!

Thank you to TBRandBeyond Tours for having me as a participant once again. I really enjoy working with your team and look forward to future opportunities!

About the Author

Atima has been coming up with stories for as long as she can remember. As soon as she learned how to read and write she was putting pen to paper and dreaming up new worlds and adventure. Her life has always been on the page and as she grew up and her interests changed so did her writing. She loves creating places to escape, and more than anything she loves writing about love. She was born in the Midwestern US, to a Thai mother and American father. Her home has always been a mix of languages and cultures, and remains so today. She likes to draw on the places and people and culture that influence her life as inspiration in her writing and she hopes to join the ranks of other Asian American authors representing diverse cultures and voices in the writing community through her books.

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Tour Schedule

May 31st
Shelf Love – Interview
Stuck in Fiction – Promo Post
Gwendalyn’s Books – Review
The Bookish Coven – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read Spark to Shadow

June 1st
B for Bookslut – Review & Favourite Quotes
HerBookishObsession – Review & Mood Board (that’s me!!)
Read ‘n’ Dazzled -Review & Favourite Quotes

June 2nd
What Polly Reads – Review & Book Look
The Reader’s Game – Review, Favourite Quotes & Mood Board
I dream in Books – Review & Favourite Quotes
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review

June 3rd
Nine Bookish Lives – Interview
Pages & Plots – Promo Post
Musing of Souls – Review & Favourite Quotes

June 4th
Wishing Upon a Star – Review, Playlist & Favourite Quotes
A Discourse of Books – Mood Board & Journal Spread
The Book Dutchesses – Review
Lore and Lullabies – Review & Favourite Quotes

June 5th
Windows to Worlds – Reivew & Book Look
The Writer’s Alley – Review, Playlist & Favourite Quotes
Vivaciously Vintage – Review & Favourite Quotes

June 6th
And On She Reads – Interview
2 Rs blog – Review
The Bookworm’s Express – Review & Favourite Quotes
Rajiv’s Reviews – Review

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