Book One: The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Author: Liz Braswell
Source: Personal Purchase
Genre: Young Adult/Teen
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Mti Rep edition (June 28, 2011)
Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy…or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn’t so normal after all. There’s the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes – oh, and the claws.
As she discovers who she is – and where she comes from – it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her.
Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?
I deliberately waited on starting this series because there was so much hype focused around not only this book, but this show on TV as well. It seemed like everyone was talking about both the book and the TV series, but as always I was late to the party.
When I first started reading this, I kept trying to imagine it in my head since I haven’t watched a single episode. So I started out slow with just the first book in the series instead of devouring it all at once. I loved the story structure and the writing the author uses in the book. The characters were fun to read about and Chloe was definitely one to enjoy. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a great book in my opinion. Like I said, I was enjoying the story and characters but something just wasn’t clicking with me. I couldn’t get my enthusiasm up for reading the rest of the books.
While I tried time and again to really try to like the book, it just didn’t happen for me. Maybe the TV series will be a better suited match for me than the actual book this time around.
If the library doesn’t have it, don’t worry about reading it! 2 STARS