The Five Elements Book 1
by Nicole Wells
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Romance
Get ready for an award winning story that reached Amazon's top 500 for all e-books (over 2 million), now fully revised!
Can they find themselves and each other before time runs out?
Enya's dreams of making a difference in the world are devastated the summer after high school when she finds out she has a fatal disease.
A cross country road trip to Native American reservations helps her find meaning. But Jacob, her best friend and traveling companion, has longed for them to become something more.
Their expedition is just the start of an amazing love and spiritual journey, but a one-in-a-million phenomenon changes everything.
"I get the feeling like I'm reading Fault In Our Stars Part 2." Winner of the Readers' Favorite 5 Star Award
... In the captivating novel, UpSpark, written by Nicole Wells, many essential themes - such as acceptance, forgiveness, trust, and love - are fully explored.
This story has many exceptional aspects ... The author's ability to interweave these various themes into one engaging, fascinating story is truly amazing. She develops the main characters in likable and relatable ways, and each one imparts important lessons. The last chapters are unexpected and memorable. Author Nicole Wells notes the novel, UpSpark, is Book One of the Five Elements Series. Everyone who reads this gem of a book will certainly anticipate the second one! - Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite
Let me start by taking a moment to revel in the beauty of the name of this story, you won't get it right away, I didn't either, but reading this story, a story of absolutely everything. I'm at a loss for words. The story follows Enya (another incredibly beautiful name) and her life, a life marked by everything extraordinary. What starts out as heartbreaking news to an experience of a lifetime (literally), this story covers it all. The author Nicole Wells has portrayed a picture almost too good and too pure to be true, and she is right, such hope, that too, set in a post-quarantine world is all you could wish for. As unrealistic as it seems for an 18 year old Jacob to have such deep understanding of life and of love, Ms. Wells' writing makes it very believable and very desirable too. It is a love story of the dreams and stars. The story in itself is complex, and that is expected, nothing of this caliber could be any less; but the very understanding the author has put into the life of her characters brings them to you in a very real sense. [...] Read this book, it is intense. But you need to, it will give you pain, and it will give you hope. - Oviya Nila Muralidharan, Book Blogger
Enya is 18 when she discovers she has Huntingtons, the same disease that devastated her father. Grieving the diagnosis, she impulsively goes on a road trip with her friends, and during the trip, she begins to have striking visions. These visions lead her on a journey she could never anticipate. I was surprised to love this book like I did. Firstly, the representation of often overlooked characters was excellent. ... the author wrote extensively about Native American communities and beliefs with such tenderness and beauty. I resonated with the spirituality of this book and was inspired by it as well ... Enya works through these and many other spiritual components without the writing becoming boring or heavy. I always surrender to books, without trying to jump ahead or analyze them, but still, many books are written with a much-used formula you can see a mile away. In "Upspark" the author made several (big) unpredictable choices, which surprised me. ... She clearly knew Enya inside and out, and loved her characters, which made it a compelling read. I would highly recommend this book! - Bookstagram.reviews
UpSpark is a new inspirational fiction novel geared toward young adults or anyone looking to develop a sunnier outlook. ... The story spans years of her unique life and details her lows and her highs. The inspiration comes as Enya comes to terms with the hand she's been dealt. With the help of some supportive friends, she gains perspective. With that perspective, she also gains an extraordinary gift. This gift, as much as the Huntington's, dramatically changes the course of Enya's life.Enya is not your typical superhero. Her ability to see visions is pretty low-key. She doesn't want a flashy life or fame, and her modesty is charming. ... This highly introspective novel will cause you to take a step back and look at what's really important. Via some complex characters with their own unique set of obstacles, Nicole Wells has crafted an inclusive novel that deals with some hard-hitting issues. The sensitivity is obvious, exploring the raw emotions surrounding coming out in a religiously devout family, and in dealing with the process of Native Americans being adopted into non-Native families. UpSpark is an elegant character-driven drama that will make you sob and smile, but mostly it will instill a sense of gratitude for whatever time we have. - Amanda Murello for Indies Today
Nicole Wells had been guiding people spiritually for over 10 years. In UpSpark, she weaves in everything she's learned in an emotional heartwarming journey, with a psychic paranormal fantasy twist. An observer of people and life, she crafts inspirational romance stories that make you laugh and cry, reflecting our human condition with tenderness and hope. This New Adult contemporary romance is her debut novel.
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