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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Childe

The Childe (The Childe Series, #1)
by C. A. Cunz

402 pages
Published February 18, 2011

Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager growing up in the small port town of Astoria. Sure, she is taller than average, has a mane of fiery red hair that is impossible to tame, is left-handed, and has one eye that is sky blue and one that is amber, but that is where the differences end . . . unless you include the minor detail of her slow metamorphosis into the Childe.

We all know how difficult high school can be, and for Cat Colvin it is no different. Except for the fact she has the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times.

This first book in this coming of age fantasy series follows Cat's life through the twists and turns toward finding out what and who she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with biting humor, darkness, and yes, a few life lessons as well.

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This book was written by a mother/son duo (Carol and Adam), and I have to say I think that's pretty cool. I got the Kindle version without even bothering to read what the story was about! Of course, all it really takes to grab me is a great cover.

When I started reading, my heart sank a little. "Another vampire book? Come on," I thought.

Once I got through the short prologue, things looked up. I loved Cat! She was fantastic, as were many other characters (Cat's somewhat off-the-wall teacher among them). Great parents, brother, friends. . . .

The story itself kept me totally entertained, and I look forward to the next book!

There was one drawback, however: there were typos. Just a warning to those of you out there who cringe every time they see one!

4/5 stars

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