Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Childe by C.A Kunz, a teen paranormal mystery

The Childe (The Childe Series, #1) by C. A Kunz
Published by C.A Kunz
Date published: February 18th 2011
Rating : 5/5


Cat Colvin 
Average Teenager? 
Or Something Else Entirely? 

Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager. Sure, she’s taller than most girls, has a mane of fiery red hair that’s impossible to tame, is left-handed, and her eyes are two different colors, but that’s where the differences end . . . unless you include the minor detail of her slow transformation into a Childe. 

High school can definitely be challenging, and for Cat it’s no different. This is especially true when she’s faced with the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times. To make matters worse, her family is oddly dead set against Ryan, the boy she grows to like. But everyone has their secrets: is Ryan really what he seems to be, and what is Cat’s family not telling her? 

The Childe is the first book in this coming-of-age fantasy series which follows Cat's life through the twists and turns toward finding out whom and what she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with mystery, biting humor, and the paranormal.

my thoughts

cover : i love the cover. think its pretty unique. i like how the full moon is in the background and Cat's silhouette in front of it [i have a thing for redheads/gingers fictional and non fictional]the cover depicts a scene of the book i think.also like the font and the placement of the title.

book: i was happy when i got a email in which it was announced that i won it at a booktour.after 2 months of shipping it arrived. This book is written by a son/mother writing duo.

we get thrown in the prologue. its in a medieval setting and has very Gothic feel to it.

the story really begins at the start of a new school year. strange occurrences and incidents are taking place in astoria. secrets are being kept by loved ones{ cat's]

the story felt very mysterious. there's a unknown danger. we don't know what a CHILDE is. this book had snared me from page 1 till the end.

the romance between cat and ryan beckford [our romantic intrest and a paranormal being i think he's a vampire don't really know what he is. was the romance was enjoyable. a love between to not really humans. this is completely fre from insta-love and love triangles. the romance is not the main focus more the mystery, solving and finding out. i would not say that the ''sparks n butterflies'' were on the backburner more likely the medium burner[made that up] the romance begins to appear in the middle towards the end. i found the perfect song for them at least in my opinion.

Is there a sue ann in this novel? NO there is not .Cat is snarky, caring for her friends and family and a good friend.

loved julie, matt and amanda ; they felt real. friends for life.

cat and taylor behaved liked siblings should be. getting on each others nerves a bit. lol

there are real parents and parental figures present. a couple of ya books miss those.

What the heck is a Childe? you get to know nearly at the end of it.
Really want to know what a Childe is?? ok its a ..... HA fooled you won't tell. read and check out for yourself.

if you're looking for mystery, finding things out, paranormal,romance that's not irritating. Try The Childe. hope you'll like it as well.

Songs Adam and Carol Kunz listened to while writing The Childe.

Paramore- That's What You Get and When It Rains. 
Muse- Supermassive Black Hole, Knights of Cydonia, and Uprising. 
Florence and the Machine- Dog Days Are Over, Howl, and Cosmic Love. [you can't go wrong with florence]
Adele- Chasing Pavement and Right as Rain. 
Cee-Lo Green- Bright Lights Bigger City 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Heads Will Roll, Soft Shock, and Zero. 
Metric- Black Sheep 

Songs that fit perfectly with this book and they do generate a atmosphere

describes a family relation with a big secret the 2 last chapters I think During the Masquerade Ball in Ch. 9 cat's and ryan's relationship While Cat is running away from something in the woods near the end of Chapter 10. (I HATE THIS SONG!!! why? because it has an ending :P]

virtual hangouts 

To order
barnes and noble

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! Haven't heard of this before. Nice review, thanks for sharing!

    Book Addict



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