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  • Sparks and Shadow

  • Rising Elements, Book 1
  • By: Ceara Nobles
  • Narrated by: Michelle H Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Sparks and Shadow

By: Ceara Nobles
Narrated by: Michelle H Lee
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Summary

The streets of Seattle are tough—but the land of Faery? Even tougher.

Seventeen-year-old Everly has spent her life pretending she can’t see the Fae that disguise themselves as humans. Left homeless after her mother dies of an overdose, her best friend Mary Beth is the only family she has left.

But when Everly attempts to rescue her rival from a Fae-infested warehouse, she’s dragged through a portal to the land of Faery. She is desperate to get back home—without her, Mary Beth might succumb to her addiction and Everly will lose her best friend the same way she lost her mom.

Soon she meets Shadow, a handsome wolf-shifting Fae, and learns the portal won’t reopen for another six weeks. Shadow and his ragtag group of revolutionists offer to get her home if she joins their rebellion against the evil queen of Faery. Can Everly survive long enough to get back to the human world and rescue her best friend from her own demons?

Sparks and Shadow is the first book in a modern YA fantasy series featuring a kick-butt heroine, a portal to an astonishing world, and slow-burn romance. If you like Fae mythology, compelling characters, and action-packed adventure, you’ll love this new series by Ceara Nobles.

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©2022 Ceara Nobles (P)2022 Ceara Nobles

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cool magic system

I really enjoyed the world building in this book and the development of the character and their interactions were nice to see. The magic system was interesting too, the connection between magic user and an element was a cool take and the idea of them having a marl which became a vulnerable spot despite or rather because of their magic was an interesting twist and I look forward to see how it develops in future books.

It never fell into the trap of making the main character so argumentitive that you dislike her, she argued her case when she needed to and picked her battles with the people around her, but also had a very strong sense of self preservation that showed through in her thought process of dangerous situations, she might have wanted to do the stupid, dangerous thing but was able to work out when that was actually a viable option or if it was just going to get her killed.

I enjoyed Michelle H Lee reading this, though the male voices let her down a bit as they all started to sound the same and it was hard to follow who was speaking sometimes.

I was given this audiobook for free and have left this review voluntarily.

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What a great story

This is the first in this series and I am already desperate to read the next in the series. The story in wonderful, the writing is super and Michelle H Lee is the perfect narrator with a good range. Every is a street kid now bicycle courier who is forced through a portal to the world of the fae. Lots of intrigue, great characters, fast paced and action packed I couldn't stop listening. A real gem. I received a complimentary copy from the narrator and am leaving a honest voluntary review.

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loved it looking forward to next book

I’ve really enjoyed reading Spark And Shadow. This is the first instalment of the Rising Elements series and it is told in a single POV from the view of Everly, the main character. It’s beautifully written, fast paced and full of action. It’s a great start to the series.im looking forward too the next book in the series and hope it goes on audiobook

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love it

lovely easy listen. interesting storyline. not your standard female lesd story which was refreshing! looking forward to the sequel!

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  • Donna
  • 03-08-22
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Good book

I definitely enjoyed listening to this book. It take you on an interesting ride and the narrator was wonderful with the many characters.

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  • 08-10-22
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Intense Action and Adventure

Everly lost her mother to an overdose at an early age.  All she has now is a deep dark secret and her best friend Mary Beth. Alone in the world, Everly struggles to keep herself safe and her best friend from overdosing.  Along the way, Everly finds herself exposed – her long-deep secret of seeing Fae is now exposed and she is forced into the Fae world.   Her adventures would have kept her there if not for Mary Beth and her commitment to keeping her safe.  Grappling with a strong desire to return home, Everly must first overcome a major obstacle – an evil Queen of Fairy world.

Ceara Nobles, the author, weaves a fantastical world so intense and rich one cannot help but be drawn into it. Nobles carefully create relationships and situations that reflect loneliness, strength, courage, and a drive to be more than most girls Everly’s age feel and internalize.  Subtle in her storytelling, Nobles weaves a deliberate story with rich characters and poignant moments.

The narrator, Michelle H. Lee delivers a strong performance with unique voices and a steady tempo. She speaks clearly and projects the personality of each character. Whether the character was meek, shy, or strong, the tonal inflections left little doubt.  It is clear that Lee is gifted in narration.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy and adventure.

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

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  • vallarie
  • 30-08-22
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Good surprise

Can’t wait to get the next book. I was surprised at how this drew me in . Good Narrator good characters and good storyline. It kept me guessing of who she really is!!

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  • 23-08-22
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MY SHADOW

EVERLY IS A YOUNG WOMAN TRYING TO MAKE IN THE WORLD OF CHICAGO. SHE ENDS UP BEING KIDNAPPED AND TAKEN TO FAERIE WHERE SHE FINDS HERSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF REBELLION, AND SLOWING FALLING FOR THE DARK MYSTERIOUS SHADOW, WHO SHIFTS INTO A WOLF. A FUN BEGINNING TO THE SERIES, I REALLY CANNOT WAIT TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE SERIES ON AUDIO! IT IS FUN, MAGICAL AND THE NARRATOR DID A FANTASTIC JOB!

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  • Susan
  • 20-08-22
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I loved this story

This was an interesting story. Everly has seen monsters. They hide as humans but she can see their true forms. As she traversed Seattle trying to save her best friend from self destruction like her mother, she gets intertwined with the monsters and is whisked away through a portal. Now she ends up in Faerie and learns quickley her trip home will not be easy. She will have to dig deep to make her journey & she will have to leave before war breaks out and hope is lost. Another new author for me and I am interested to see what journeys this series will take me on.

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  • Jennifer Kim
  • 11-08-22
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Can’t wait for the next book

I loved the main character. She’s strong and fierce. And I was rooting for her and Shadow. I can’t wait for the next book. The narrator did a wonderful job with so many voices. I LOVED the accents. I highly recommend it.

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  • Daisy
  • 06-08-22
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Amazing book

I really enjoyed listening about the Fae world and the interesting characters it has. Narrator did a wonderful job with the characters.

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  • Pam Carroway
  • 30-01-23
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Just wow

I love it when an author gives a completely different view of the Fae and other worlds. I feel that Ceara Nobles does exactly that with this book in a spectacular way. From the fact that Everly is able to see the 'monsters' to her journey to a different world...and back? (Read it so you know!) As a 17 year old, Everly is much more mature than most, and her need to take care of Mary Beth is almost not healthy. I can't wait to know what happened to her!
I listened to the audiobook version of this book and Michelle H Lee does an excellent job! She makes each character believable and understandable.
I highly recommend this book and hope to read/listen to Book 2 sooner rather than later!

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  • Shaylah
  • 21-01-23
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Loved It

Great book, kept my attention all the way to the end, amazing audio delivery, loved it. Will be reading again. Every chapter was received amazingly. I do recommend you give it a read.

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  • Wonderland
  • 28-10-22
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a new take on a beloved storyline

Everly has always been able to see the Fae hidden in the world around her. When trying to save someone she gets pulled into faery and the only thing she wants is to get back home. The story sucked me and and I can't wait for the next one.

The narrator did awesome

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