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Beneath the light of a full moon, the Nightbloods and Seers are dancing. They are dancing as they await another Awakening, a dream that defines every witch's destiny. It doesn't matter that the coven is cheering and anticipating her turn into womanhood, because Calli doesn't want any of it.
She doesn't want to see the face of the hired hand Isaiah, nor does she desire the pursuits of a very determined Nightblood as she runs from a future with the Ordinary help. She knows that regardless of whether she taps into forbidden magic or not, an Awakening is rumored to hold ultimate power over the Seer who dreams it.
While the other Seers her age are given to their parties, their enchantments, and the lust of Nightblood suitors, Calli must choose how she'll endure the worst of her visions. There may be a way to survive her sleep, but she's not sure she can defeat the truth that will find her when she's wide awake.
Does real love even stand a chance against the darkest of magic?
©2015 Emm Cole (P)2015 Emm Cole
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By Julie S. on 01-12-16

Beautifully written and well narrated story

Have you listened to any of Pamela Lorence’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first, but I will listen to her again.

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The Short Life of Sparrows is beautifully written and is a breath of fresh air in the coming-of-age paranormal genre. I’m gonna list this out, because lists. Love the lists.Things I loved about The Short Life of Sparrows:1. How this book has a dual narration, but the narrators are not the couple. They both have their own coming of age and love story.2. How the romance between our heroine and the boy was slow; how they infuriated each other with their antics, but eventually came to admit their feelings and had to change their impressions of themselves and each other.3. The friendship between our two narrators, and how they told each other all their secrets even though they only just met earlier that summer. 4. The surprises that were revealed in the latter part of the book. Some of these I really didn’t see coming, and I enjoy a good twist or bombshell.5. How this story shows that people’s nature is what it is, and it cannot be changed. That you cannot change your destiny, even if other people meddle and manipulate your perceptions.6. The tragic beauty of the melancholy ending. The book has a HEA for our main couple, and yet, it comes on the heels of a tragedy I was not expecting, which cut deep.7. The book was beautifully written and very well narrated.I was provided a complimentary copy of this book via Audiobook Blast in exchange for my honest review.

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By zoe on 12-31-15

The short life of sparrow

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This is a good read. . Emm found a completely different approach on "witches and warlocks", but don't call them that. The story keeps you reading and won't let you put the book down until you are done. The best about the plot, quite a twist at the end, one I didn't see coming and I am usually rather good with that. Emm only reveals what she wants you to know.

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By Tony Bough on 01-29-16

Seductive, whimsical and very enchanting.

If you could sum up The Short Life of Sparrows in three words, what would they be?

Seductive, whimsical and very enchanting.

What other book might you compare The Short Life of Sparrows to, and why?

It's not fair to compare one book to another as my comparison can put people off or mislead. This is a really good book! It's about love, friendship, betrayal, loyalty, secrets and lies forgiveness and letting go in order to find happiness. If that sounds good then give it a go.

What does Pamela Lorence bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Great narration bringing the story to live. Both points of view from the main characters are strong and well performed. Very good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. It only took two!

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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