Death by design.

Evie doesn't have a choice. One day she's an ordinary seventeen year old, grieving for her mother. The next, she's a Shield, the result of a decades-old experiment gone wrong, bound by DNA to defend her best friend from an unknown killer. The threat could come at home, at school, anywhere. All Evie knows is that it will be a fight to the death. And then there's Jamie. Irresistible. Off-limits.

  • Spark is the first in an exciting new YA/crossover series about genetically engineered individuals with superhuman abilities. Stray (Book 2) will be published in 2015 and Shield (Book 3) in 2016.
  • Spark will appeal to fans of best-selling titles such as Matched and Divergent.

About the author

Rachael Craw studied Classical Studies and Drama at the University of Canterbury, but became an English teacher after graduation. Working with teenagers has given her a natural bent towards Young Adult fiction and a desire to present a feisty female protagonist in her writing. Her debut novel, Spark, is the first in a series released with Walker Books Australia from 2014. Rachael was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, and currently lives in Nelson with her husband and three daughters. Visit her online at


2015: Children’s Choice Awards


2015: Storylines Notable Books List

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2015: The Inky Awards

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2015: Storylines Notable Book Award

Since 2000 Storylines has produced an annual list of outstanding books for children and young people published in New Zealand by New Zealand authors and illustrators during the previous calendar year. - Finalist

ISBN: 9781922179623
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Dimensions: 128 x 198mm, 464pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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