Spark was much better than the its predecessor. Perhaps, because Storm did all this world building, so we could finally get down to the main story without tripping over all the facts and details. I liked Layne and Gabriel a lot more than Chris and Becca. They clicked a little more and the story flowed a little better. However, I have this problem with Kemmerer's writing that I can't quite put my finger on. Its like, everything is good but it lacks a little emotion, a little more description, a little bit more charisma. Maybe it's all me and I am the weird one.