• 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 (12 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I wish this fmc was a little older and a little more independent.
first book in a series so i guess shell grow into her own over time and across the series.
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An Okay Fae Story

I received this audiobook for free at my request and am leaving an unbiased review.

I had a bit of a hard time with this book, to be honest. While I was interested in the concept and found the story itself super engaging, the main character fell a bit flat for me. She's described as a "kick-butt heroine," but unfortunately, she fell into a lot of the stereotypes around tough, independent female leads. More often than not, her "kick-butt" personality was just being reckless and stubborn, having a tragic backstory, and refusing to accept help even when she admitted she was out of her depth. It started to get a little exhausting when she was always acting like the men around her were being domineering or oppressive when they were really just trying to help her stay alive in the unfamiliar fae world. In general, her motivations and actions were all over the place, and I had a hard time figuring out who her character really was and what drove her.

The romance was also meh. The love interest barely got any development, and he spent somewhere from the first half to two thirds of the book in the background, not even really getting a speaking role. The book was described as "slow burn" but it was really more of a "no burn" until the last quarter of the book or so when it switched to instalove. (And personally, of all the men in the book, I liked him the least).

I will say that this book did hold my attention, though, The plot was compelling, the world-building and magical elements were interesting, and the side characters were truly a highlight. I would adore a whole series about the fae rebellion, especially the characters introduced in this novel.

The narration was good. She did some great accents and some accents that were a little less convincing, but she had a solid range of voices and was pleasant to listen to.

Overall, I'd be interested in reading the second, but I'd probably wait until I could get it free at a library rather than spend the credit.

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  • Fred Jones
  • 08-11-22

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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  • miss Amanda Seddon
  • 08-10-22

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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  • Michaela jarvis
  • 08-06-22

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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