In an upcoming issue, Kirkus will call SPARKS "original and appealing....a kinetic and well paced comedy that just might win a few converts…"
This is the first review I've seen, and a good review from Kirkus is always nice to get (they're known to be rather curmudgeonly). It lists the release date as Nov 1, which is a week earlier than I'd thought, and means that I can call off my beef with Adam Selzer, whose new book was to come out on the same day as SPARKS. He's the captain of the Smart Aleck Staff.
ETA: Nope, still Nov 8th. So the fight is still on, Selzer!