by Natasha Brown

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Set apart from other eighteen year olds, Ana Hughes knows she is different. A life threatening heart condition smothers her future and she yearns to feel normal. Her hopes are pinned on a fresh start in a remote town far from her native Colorado. Among the locker filled hallways in Clark Bend High, Ana keeps to the shadows, not wanting to draw attention to her violet tinged lips and wilted silhouette. And she almost succeeds, until she meets Chance Morgan.

Struggling to keep up appearances, she soon suspects Chance is hiding something as well. His animal-like senses, miraculous healing ability and peculiar reaction to her Thunderbird necklace compels Ana to question if there's more to the stories about his Navajo ancestry. Without any other explanation, she fears he is playing tricks on her. But the truth may prove too much for Ana's delicate heart...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044790957
Publisher: Natasha Brown
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Series: Shapeshifter Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,156
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Natasha was born in Nevada City, California. An only child, she used her imagination while exploring the forest surrounding her home. Her natural interest in fantasy ignited when her parents read 'The Hobbit' to her as a youth, and from then on anything seemed possible. Once awarded with a Hershey's bar 'the size of a Buick' in her High School English class for creative writing, her passion and interest in writing has never dimmed. She now lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband and two children.

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Fledgling 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
StacySEaton More than 1 year ago
A lover of paranormal I am and while not normally a fan of Young Adult, I took a chance and read this book. I am happy to say, I am glad I took the chance. A very solid written book with descriptions that allow you to perfectly see the scene in the writer's mind and feel the emotions of the characters as they move through their story. The characters were believable along with even the paranormal aspects. The plot was deep enough to very much satisfy my mind and kept me guessing as to exactly how it would end. While this book runs the lines of young adult, it is more of a cross over as the characters are becoming adults and the story will continue into their future. I also enjoyed the Native American ties to this book, as I have been a lover of that history for many years. I look forward to seeing what Ms. Brown brings to us in the next installment of the Chronicles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute storyling but irritating writing style. Excessive refrences to nature and "cheeks flushed in embarrassment." About halfway through i literally wanted to punch the author in the face because of how incredibly elongated this piece of crap was and how any times i read "ana brushed her fingers through her incredibly beautiful tangled dark hair." A couple of descriptive scenes makes for a well balanced story but this lady went too far. Thank god i didnt waste any money on this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's okay... This book was very anticlimactic for me because i had read all the positive reviews, so i was very excited to start reading. But when I had finished the book, it was like.. :/
shelcheesy More than 1 year ago
Ugh. Where do I even start? Anticlimactic….excessive, monotonous, and repetitive writing. Ana and Chance both were given immature inner voices…I read the entire story thinking that they were 14. I also don’t appreciate the way Ana’s world revolved around Chance instantaneously after meeting him – almost completely dropping the family who sacrificed everything for her out of love and support from her mind. In fact the few times she does think to remember their presence, the scenes seem forced and added on by the author as an afterthought. One of Ana’s “episodes” is brought about when she is trying to find Chance to yell at him after she becomes angry at the silliest thing. Again, her frustration over something that eighteen year olds should calmly be able to discuss was ridiculous, as was her response to run into the woods instead of waiting in his freaking house with his mother who was perfectly willing to chat with her. Perhaps her character could have revealed something instead? But no. Ana has lived for years with this heart condition, knows not to over exert herself, and goes RUNNING into the woods anyway? Really? I’m supposed to believe her anger completely wiped her mind of logic? Maybe I could believe that, if she wasn’t so angry at something she could have simply been like, Hey Chance, I’m confused, is this a joke? Okay, sorry, but that really irked me. Moving on. This book might be enjoyed by ages 12 -16. I liked the idea of shape shifters, but there wasn’t enough backstory or history there, the story poured detail instead into their childlike obsession with each other. I’m glad I didn’t waste any money on this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although YA paranormal romance stories are not in my normal reading genre, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very touching and compassionate characters were totally engaging to this reader. Look forward to other reads from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really great. I can't wait to read the others and see where she takes this story.
EmeraldBarnes More than 1 year ago
What can I say about this book besides that it was simply amazing?! The characters were so full of life, and each of them handled the circumstances they found themselves in with courage but also like typical teenagers. I think this book was well written and very entertaining. Fans of YA should definitely pick up this book that follows Ana and Chance's discovery of one another and the love that grows between them. The fact that they both can overcome their differences from the world and make it work, definitely kept me up at night reading more. Simply put, it's wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful character development and a captivating plot! I am looking forward to reading the next installments of Chance and Ana's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sorry, shelcheesy here, this is the only way I can think of to edit my review. I reread the section I was upset about - as you can see in my review - and it seems that I was mistaken. I didn't realize Ana had heard something and was trying to warn Chance about mountain lions? Okay, whatever. This doesn't change my irritation with Ana as a character. Perhaps she grows up a little over the course over the series, but this book as a stand-alone does not do any justice to these characters. Plus the writing style is still immature and irritating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book for young adults and teenagers. Its fun, romantic and has the element of magic that keeps it exciting.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book had a lot of emotion and personalitity. Ana and chance were breve through tough times and never gave up on one another.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved it
Anonymous 7 months ago
For young people for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good to the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the storyline, but the ending was left wide open. I’m considering buying the second in hopes to continuing the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this fantasy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first the writing style reminded me of Patricia McKillip. Really magical use of words. Nearing the end there were a lot of editorial mistakes that need fixing. Otherwise I would give it five stars. Really imaginative.
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I enjoyed this book I enjoyed learning more about the Navajo people and some of their beliefs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best story ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book. Easy to understand too. Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall a good book but the ending felt rushed or cut short some how.
mandamorgan More than 1 year ago
This was a very entertaining book. A great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story. I loved the characters. A great, easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!