Announcing A Spark of White Fire Read-along! #SparkAlong

(Last Updated On: July 19, 2019)

It is with great excitement that Kate @ Your Tita Kate and I announce we are organizing a read-along for A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna starting on August 4th! The sequel, A House of Rage and Sorrowcomes out on September 3 and we thought it was the perfect time to host a read-along and get everyone ready for the sequel’s release.

This book is one of my favorite reads and is a retelling of the Mahabharata. If you enjoy political intrigue, space operas, complex characters, and amazing world-building A Spark of White Fire is for you! But don’t take my word for it…

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna coverIn a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

Read Kal’s Review  Read Kate’s Review

The Reading Schedule

Are you ready to join us for this readalong?! We’ve broken down the book into four weekly sections. 🏹🐟

August 4 – 10: Chapters 1-10
August 11 – 17: Chapters 11-20
August 18 – 24: Chapters 21-31
August 25 – 31: Chapters 32-end

We encourage you to read along with us and share your thoughts with the #SparkAlong hashtag! I will be hopping on the Twitter hashtag every Sunday to discuss what happened and everyone’s thoughts. If there is interest in a group chat on Discord or Twitter, let me know and I’ll create one!


If you want to help us spread the word about the #SparkAlong, we have created the images below for you to use on social media. The graphics can be downloaded from this Google Drive folder.

#SparkAlong Social Media Graphic 1


Whether you are re-reading before the sequel comes out in September or reading this book for the first time, we hope that you will join us on August 4th!

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. AhanaRao

    July 19, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    AHHHH!!! What a great book to chose! I loved the book and I hope you do as well. Happy reading!

    1. Kal

      July 28, 2019 at 6:23 PM

      Oh, this is one of my favorite books haha! I read an arc of it last year and LOVED IT, and have been wanting to find a way to boost it some more. I am glad you loved the book too!

      1. AhanaRao

        July 28, 2019 at 6:28 PM

        I did!! I read it as part of the IndLitReadathon and it was amazing! It was beautifully designed after the Mahabharata which is so easy to connect to and still managed to keep the pace and suspense of its own unique story.

        I’m super excited to read the sequel as well!

  2. Kelly | Another Book in the Wall

    July 20, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Ahhhh, oh my gosh! I don’t usually reread books but, you are tempting me so much, Kal! I might have to join in on this read-a-long with you and Kate! 🙈

    1. Kal

      July 28, 2019 at 6:31 PM

      *whispers* Do it!!! I am re-reading so I can go into my arc for the sequel because I have the memory of a goldfish, lol. JOIN US THE BOOK IS WORTH IT

  3. TheCaffeinatedReader

    July 26, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    I bought this book because of your amazing review, i feel like I should read it with this readalong, this past month I really overwhelmed myself and couldn’t do my buddy reads properly but I really laid off on August, but no matter what I’m definitely boosting this as much as I can. This sounds like so much fun!!!! So thanks to you and Kate for setting this up!

    1. Kal

      August 2, 2019 at 7:58 PM

      Ahhh, I love hearing that people buy books because of me! IT MAKES ME FEEL ALL WARM AND FUZZY INSIDE! Also you really should read it with us, it will be fun and lowkey, and you deserve that after the eleventy billion blog tours you signed up for lmao!

  4. motifink

    July 28, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    I am just completely love with how you create this post.

    1. Kal

      August 2, 2019 at 8:12 PM

      Thank you so much!

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