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    Sometimes you read a book, start scratching your head and think how the heck did this get published I read a lot of YA, both good and bad, and The Nine Lives of Chloe King definitely goes in the bad pile First problem, the main character is unlikeable Chloe is self centered, selfish, irresponsible and has a filthy mouth some swearing in YA is permissible Every teenager repeated screaming the F word at each other and their mother is not She s also a bad friend to her pals Paul and Amy.Second problem, Chloe doesn t have any motivations or goals, especially not in the first book It s all, heck I got a bunch of superpowers along with my first period and that s about it Someone puts a note in her pocket at a poetry meeting warning about the order of the tenth blade but those guys don t make an appearance till the book is nearly over.Third problem, the writing just isn t that great Most of the focus seems to be on a love triangle between Chloe, Brian and Alec and it isn t hot so who cares Chloe s friend, Kim, is much interesting It s too bad the story didn t focus on her.There isn t much excitement here, even with the idea of cat people running around Liz Braswell came up with a cool idea but gave no thought on making it work.Overall, a big disappointment.

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    So before, I was just completely rooting for Alyec aka Alex because on the show he s so incredibly sexy, what with the accent and drop dead gorgeous but yet somewhat conventional good looks.However, while reading this book, I feel like Brian s feelings were better conveyed compared to the show, and in doing so, I found Brian to be and appealing, and somehow just right for Chloe to be with The depth of his feelings for her can t possibly be compared to Alyec s And his somewhat rugged, seemingly male looks never hurt anyone DI find myself comparing the two male leads with that of the show, so I m just gonna stop hereAlex is coolBrian is betterAnd Chloe Chloe is a kick ass heroine who made me laugh, scream out of frustration, heart pump out of fright, soar with a feeling of Pride yes it s a capital P , and do my happity happy dance.Oh and a little advice for anyone who is contemplating on reading this series read them all in one sitting, or at least consecutively, with no other books in between It s entirely satisfying and exciting that way o

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    The only reason why I even got the drive to read the three books was solely out of pure curiosity and the fact that I watch the show I didn t start out with any high expectations, but even then it all fell short of what I was hoping for.A good portion of the first book consisted of Chloe dying, discovering her new abilities, and being extremely hormonal and deciding to toy with two guys at once in that order Sadly that last part was the only one of the three that kept me even a little interested.The second book picked up with Chloe learning about her Mai ness and meeting her new Mai family while being isolated from her mother and friends did I mention how much I disliked Amy The only true action is when she s running from The Order.I can t even talk about the third book because I got so bored with it that I ended up skipping parts and most likely accidently skipped the important Mai details I was actually looking forward to.Now let s be honest here, while the Mai plot seemed important when convinient, the series as a whole was, of course, about the love triangle.Aleyc I do hope I spelled his name right was the hot, popular guy at Chloe s school who suprise, suprise turned out to be a Mai like her While I do love his tv show persona Alek , this Aleyc was slighlty self centered and as Chloe and Paul described him not the brightest crayon in the box However, his scenes with Chloe were fun and light hearted and actually enjoyable But of course, the guy was doomed by the start of book 2 when everyone s favorite human said the of joyable L word got to love them soulmates.Brian Rezza is who we thought just your average joe who likes to knit and go to zoos in the words of Amy, gay But by the end of the first book we find out that he is the son of the man dead set on killing Chloe and was also sent by the order to befriend her and then help kill her So OF COURSE he fell in love with her I mean why wouldn t he With the two semi dates they went on he got to find out Chloe is funny and nice and perfect ha, really I m being sarcastic To be quit honest, I actually kind of liked them in the begining of the first book but that was until Brian HAD to fall in love with her and tell her that Sorry Bri, you and I ended as soon as that happened I saw no signs of him falling in love with her or any reason as to why he would Chloe isn t the most amazing individual And to think of it, I don t think Chloe loved him Ever She only started showing any interest that wasn t sexual when she found out she could kiss him She was into the wanting what she couldn t have thing and then being misguided by the convenience of getting to actually physically be with him I m sure if the story continued after book 3 she would have stopped and said, wow Brian is really boring Where s that sexy Aleyc guy that I dumped and who is now dating my bestfriend

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    Read this review at Brilliant BookshelfLike so many others, I started reading The Nine Lives of Chloe King because I saw the show, which I really enjoyed Unfortunately, this turned out to be one of those situations where the show is actually better than the book When I first opened the book I was immensely excited It started out okay, not really as good as I expected but introductions are hard so I continued reading because I hope for Around 50 or 100 pages I was struggling so hard to get through it that I put the book away for a while Needless to say, the dissapointment was huge.I picked it a few weeks ago again, determined to read through the rest of it Istill didn t enjoyed it a lot, but in the end it turned out to be okay It s still one of the worst books I have ever read, but in a superficial way it was kind of fun.There were a lot of things that bothered me First of all, it felt as though the book was written BY a young adult instead of FOR teenagers I found the writing toneless and undescriptive, with dialogues that were often uncalled for and boring Comments or scenes that were supposed to be witty or funny only made me frown I feel as though the writing lacked the mood and tone that it was supposed to have.Secondly, I didn t really feel any attachment to the main character She seemed naive and snotty and there was no character development at all If it is one thing that can kill a good book, then it s a main character who is NOT liked by the reader However, there were also things that I did like I found myself interested in Alyec s character, especially because of his contradicting personality traits For one, he is a popular lady magnet who likes to have fun, but he also cares deeply for Chloe and wants to protect her In a way, his character made up a bit for the lack anything interesting in Chloe In conclusion, the book had an original and interesting concept, but the writing and characters didn t do it justice If you re looking for a book with a smashing storyline, good writing and intense scenes, then I definitely don t recommend this one However, if you are looking for a light read, then these books might do the trick for you.

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    Yes, apparently I do have a thing for reading books that were the basis for cancelled supernatural teen shows Deal with it.So this omnibus is 3 books in one, and honestly, it s not half bad Here s the premise A girl finds out she has feline abilities because she is descended from an ancient race called the Mai, and it really isn t nearly as cheesy as it sounds She has heightened senses, acrobatic balance, and retractable claws on her hands and feet.Oh, and 9 lives too, because that s the name of the series Anyway, there are also hunters of the Mai because all supernatural races have to have hunters on these series for some reason and OMGee she falls in love with the son of the leader of her enemy.BUT, there s also a love triangle because there has to be I think it s even in the YA Rule Book It s another fun popcorn series and it s a much better cat superpower story than Halle Berry s Catwoman.

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    On this page you see a lot of good reviews and bad But forget them all I didn t so much choose to read the book as did I have it thrown at me like a baseball, but when it was in my hands I looked closer Through the first book, Chloe caught my attention in ways that I will never forget When she discovered her new powers, I was amazed Through the entire first book, she held my attention Each night, I was left begging for Although Chloe was very sexual it didn t sway my feelings about her I loved every single character in the book the second I met them When the book was over, I was left wanting .The second book was amazing Between other kitties and boy drama, I was stunned like a hit from a taser It was in this section of the trilogy that I got a little greedy with the book It was so amazing Every second, my eyebrows raised a little higher If you were sitting with me while I read, you would see no hear me gasp every second At this point the book was my companion I took it everywhere Every spare second I had I would read.The third book scared me a little Most book series end quick, shutting all the characters out and ending the plot line like a drop off a cliff I didn t want to just be reading the last book to end the series, I wanted to enjoy it And I did Every flip of a page led to a new adventure, heartbreak, or something else amazing I couldn t set the book down.At the end of the series, I have to say, AMAZING The book opened a world of smiles and it made me so happy to be a part of it And when the books are over, do not despair The t.v show has an excellent, and completely different plot line, shocking at first, but it gives you of the characters And if after that, and your fetish is not cured, like me don t worry From the looks of it, and the way the threads were left loose, something tells me that another book is brewing And after you read it, food for thought, Team Brian or Team Aleck I m Brian, but if I was in Chloe s shoes, I would totally go for Aleck So sexy

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    The Nine Lives of Chloe King written by Liz Braswell writing as Celia ThomsonI have to admit that I started reading this book series for the same reason that many other people did in the last year or so I saw the TV series In my case it was on net flicks, well after its airing on ABC and with all ten episodes at my fingertips and the ability to look up and find out that the series had not been picked up for a second season I came to the book looking for, originally answers after reading the reviews and getting the general gist that the book and show were quite divergent I settled on replacing the cliffhanger in my mind from the show to a hopefully decisive ending book series As I am still on book one I can t say yet about the ending, but am enjoying the material so far I understand a bit about some of the grumbling from the family friendly TV series to the teen directed written word, and have decided I am among the lucky to be able to enjoy both, albeit in different ways.The Fallen book one in The Nine Lives of Chloe King series This book was a good ride following the teen transformation archetype, it was in turns highly hormonal and completely clueless, with the interpersonal spats of any high school cast and the added twist of an unexpected metamorphous The Fallen is a journey through the teen experience that was well written enough that I enjoyed it even out of my teens I liked the characters in this book, and while I will admit that it was not as family friendly as the TV series, as it included dinking, swearing, smoking and a decidedly not poster child mother daughter relationship, it did strike as closer to reality It had shades of gray Where as in the televised version Brian is pretty much perfect he is nice, sweet, shares his deepest self with our heroine, patient, funny, motivated, and has that mysterious past that he needs help with in the book he is sent to make friends with Chloe as he is a fully cognizant member of the order that is trying to kill her Which isn t to say that he is not also nice, sweet, and funny in the book he s just not perfect In the end we are left wondering whose side he is really on Alyec in our regularly scheduled program is an egomaniac, but highly protective and well trained whereas our book has him of an adrenalin junkie with roving hands I personally found this a likely high school student The TV series I felt played him a little too wise for his years I will say I kinda missed the portrayal of Chloe s mom from the TV show Throughout the book she is referred to only as Mrs King, which flattened the book for me somewhat While I don t necessarily need the perfect relationship between mother and daughter, in fact by starting out with a fractured connection the book allowed the rapport between these two to grow throughout the story, which was nice however the almost formal tone set by Mrs King being our only address was a disconnect for me It felt almost Peanuts in tone with the adult some distant WaWaWa WaWa.In The Stolen, book two in the Nine Lives of Chloe King Series, we are turned upside down from our version of normal, even the cat claw people out to get me version we are left with at book one s ending Chloe wakes up from a nightmare involving the events in book one s finale in a bed not her own Here is where we start our trip down the rabbit hole and a slight disconnect between books.Chloe finds herself at the headquarters of her new Pride incidentally a real estate office and the mansion Alyec took her to in book one She is told her mother was informed that she is in protective custody after witnessing a violent crime, her school was informed she had mono and btw people are still out to get her so she can t leave My biggest problem with this installment was that she swallowed all of that for most of the book without asking too many questions, but I digress In this book Chloe learns about the Mai, her heritage and meets some fellow shifters The stand out new character in this book is Kim, a Mai who has chosen a path of devotion that leaves her shifted at all times complete with functioning cat ears While known as the freak to most of Chloe s new family, she turns out to be an unparalleled ally and generally fun librarian type character that serves as the information spilling side kick through this installment This book really starts to get going once we discover that Chloe s mom has been kidnapped and we move from the learning about the Mai phase to a real progression of plot Brian returns as an unlikely hero, our two human friends, Paul and Amy, get into the mix and a conflict between the Mai Pride and the Brotherhood ensue During this end battle we learn that Chloe is a biological Leader of the Pride a characteristic that gives her nine lives This disclosure has the effect of halting the battle, disquieting some of the Brotherhood, awing some of the Mai and as we learn in closing making her a perceived intolerable threat to the current Mai leader.The result of all this being that Chloe goes home, explains everything to her mom and at least thinks she is going to be able to re capture some form of normal We shall see how well this hope plays out in the third and last volume of this series, tho going from the fact that even parts of her new family are now out to kill her I have my doubts that this is an achievable goal.The Chosen, book three in The Nine Lives of Chloe King series, was all one could ask for in the wind up of a trilogy It pulled together loose ends, allowed our hero to find her voice and carve out a place for herself in the world, and my favorite part had a happy ending.This installment of the series followed up nicely on our past two books, and did manage to find that balance between normal life and the supernatural whirlwind that has swept Chloe s life in the previous 500 pages or so This isn t to say that there were not plenty of bumps along the way a psychopathic Pride Leader, a reappearing assassin and our love interest being beaten almost to death by his former Brotherhood compatriots There was drama with boyfriends, leading to what I felt was a very abrupt, tho not disliked, twist involving Amy the growing pains of any parent seeing that their child had problems that they couldn t fix, and the changing of the guards progression of a whole race being brought into a new country and time oh and the breaking of a 5000 year old curse I really liked this book series I felt it was fun and imaginative and had a storyline arc that fulfilled the promise of telling a great story And while it did do the job of replacing the cliffhanger in my head that the TV series left, I am still left with the question of where THAT storyline would have taken me A different medium, tone, and style these two versions of Chloe King may have little in common but their claws when it comes to where their stories where taken and how they and their worlds progressed and while I am satisfied that the written word did her justice and found a place in both her world and my heart, I am also saddened that the living color alter ego was cut short.

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    I ve been anticipating this book ever since I heard about the show ABC family is making based on this book I ve read many books about shape shifting, but none were about a person who suddenly develops cat like abilities To be honest, the book was just satisfactory The plot was pretty good, there was a decent amount of information and action so it wasn t exactly boring But what made this book just OK for me was the way the story was told It was like, one chapter would be just information about the Mai, the next full of action So at times I was just tempted to skip paragraphs and just get to the action This was a pretty long book since it s a bind up of 3 books and it took me some time to finish it, but it wasn t mainly because of it s length Another thing that sort of put me off was how Chloe would say how a certain situation is just like a TV show video game It just ruins the whole mood Nonetheless, I actually really liked the story about the rivalry between the Mai and The Tenth Blade.The characters were mostly OK It took me some time to warm up to Chloe since it s a little hard to like her when she s acting sorebellious She was a little rude to her Mom, which I didn t understand why, and I didn t like it when Chloe called her a bitch I mean, yeah, I ve been mad at my parents before and stuff, but what exactly had her Mom done to make Chloe so pissed at her She didn t treat he friends right at first, thinking too much about herself and how things affected HER Also, what s up with trying to hook up with THREE guys one right after the other If the sudden need to jump every guy that passes Chloe was due to her transformation, well, it wasn t explained properly She even goes on to date two guys at once and not even feel guilty about it Thankfully she gets better later on Her friends, Paul and Amy, were pretty supportive and I really liked Amy She s the kind of friend that even if you have a massive fight with them, they ll still have your back Paul was just cutely dorky, but I didn t like his smoking habit The guy doesn t seem like someone who d do something like that Alyec was the cute, flirty, and sexy guy who I liked a lot As for Brian, well, he already had me with the cat hat Oh, and I almost forgot Kim Let s just say her REAL cat ears just freaked Me Out.The romance was, also, just OK I think Brian falling in love with Chloe was a bit rushed, and Chloe and Alyec s relationship wasn t really a relationship, like two people just hooking up whenever they can Though I admit, they re were some pretty hot scenes between those two Usually I love love triangles but I was just too mad at Chloe for two timing to enjoy it I also really liked Paul and Amy together, they re just so cute But they are one of the reasons I didn t like the ending view spoiler They shouldn t have broken up Gah And Alyec and Amy Really, where did THAT come from when they barely spoke to each other before Alyec, you big flirt hide spoiler

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  • Paperback
  • 773 pages
  • The Nine Lives of Chloe King : The Fallen, The Stolen, The Chosen
  • Celia Thomson
  • English
  • 13 December 2017
  • 9781442435704

About the Author: Celia Thomson

Celia Thomson and Tracy Lynn are pseudonyms of