"Chrysalis" YA Book by Michele Prince & 2 GC's-7/15

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Original Review by Mommy and We

Chrysalis YA romance

I recently read "Chrysalis" by Michele Prince. While it is a YA Paranormal Romance, it is definitely not for the younger YA crowd. You wouldn't want your 12-14 year old daughter reading it. While there's no actual intercourse, there's LOTS of sexual overtones. Having said that, I would've loved it when I was in high school as much as I do now.

Ellie could've been me in school with her poor self image. When she fell for Oscar, it reminded me of when I fell for my husband in high school. (There was even one person who flat asked him why me. Can you imagine??) Though Ellie and Oscar's relationship is bi-racial and he is the football star, there were so many parallels with our relationship!

I LOVE when I can put myself into a book. Chrysalis is well written and Michele knew exactly how to bring me in and make me keep reading. Definitely add it to your "To-Read" list this summer.

In the annals of dysfunctional families, the Chisholm’s are working their way to the top. Drug abuse, an unwed mother with multiple fathers, and the questionable cash flow for the 'pretty one'. All this from a seemingly normal, two parent middle class family. But were the choices truly made of their free will?

Bad choices are a Chisholm family trait, one that confounds the youngest child, Ellie, who's trying to separate herself by making smart decisions. And falling for Oscar Jeffreys, the hottest guy at school, would be number one on the list of Chisholm family disasters. Yet the crazy part is it’s not a one sided attraction. Somehow Ellie has caught Oscar Jeffreys’ eye. Sure she could see the barriers between them. Race, age, popularity. They were at opposite ends of the spectrum. But a demon set to destroy her family? She can't see that.

Oscar provides security and acceptance Ellie never imagined she deserved. As the passion of first love grows, Ellie honestly believes she has a chance to beat the odds and live a happy, normal life. Then her world collapses around her. With the help of a guardian angel, Ellie learns of a world that has unknowingly surrounded her for years. And she'll have to find strength buried deep inside to save not only her future, but flush out and stop the demon in her midst.

And Ellie will have to learn that sometimes the hardest lesson about growing up is accepting that you're worth more.

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Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

My fave book genre is Paranormal but I do like other types but not as much as that ^^
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tamar said...

my favorite is mystery. I also like business and psychology.

susan1215 said...

I love true crime and Non fiction

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Paula L. said...

I love a little of everything!

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ronnkelly3 said...

I love mystery, romance...and the list goes on

Cheryl said...


Jessica said...

I like autobiographies and biographies

carolwegs said...

I like romance novels. Thanks

debra pauley said...

I love true crime and Non fiction

.papergirl said...

romance :D
thank you for the entry!

The Preppy Student said...

romantic fiction!

Andrea Coventry said...

I go in spurts with what I am reading, so I am not sure what my favorite actually is.

mbreakfield said...

Paranormal romance is my favorite

Jeni Mitchell said...

I love biographies and books I can learn from, not so much "school books" or encyclopedias per se but rather anything that will enhance my knowledge on a particular subject, person, or time in history.

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