Chameleon's Colors [NOOK Book]

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Ever since she stumbled into her father’s lab and drank a cocktail of his experiments, Kaylee has had the ability to change color, blending into her environment like a chameleon. Named a freak at school, she runs away and joins the Masquerade Carnival. Her life takes on a routine and she enjoys performing in the shows until she falls for a young man hired to run the rides. Coincidentally, an old, roving gypsy offers a potion to restore her body to the way it once was to win his heart. Now she must choose between ...
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Overview

Ever since she stumbled into her father’s lab and drank a cocktail of his experiments, Kaylee has had the ability to change color, blending into her environment like a chameleon. Named a freak at school, she runs away and joins the Masquerade Carnival. Her life takes on a routine and she enjoys performing in the shows until she falls for a young man hired to run the rides. Coincidentally, an old, roving gypsy offers a potion to restore her body to the way it once was to win his heart. Now she must choose between her unique powers or a chance at love.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452454931
  • Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Series: Carnival of Illusions , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 31
  • Age range: 15 years
  • File size: 20 KB

Meet the Author

Aubrie Dionne is an author, flutist, and teacher in the New England Region. Her young adult fantasy novel, Dreams of Beauty, is published by SynergEbooks. Her work will be showcased in the fall issues of Nitebladeand Silverblade magazines, Wyvern Publications Dragontales Anthology, and Nightbird Publishing's Night Bird Singing in the Dead of NightAnthology. Her science fiction space opera, Nebula's Music, was recently contracted by Lyrical Press and is coming out in 2010. Her short story collections are published by Gypsy Shadow Publishing.  Her pirate story will be published in Bedazzeld Ink's Skulls and Crossbones anthology in January, 2010 and her short story, Song of the Bard, will be featured in Mindflightsezine in 2010. She currently teaches flute at Plymouth State University and a local community music school.
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  • Posted April 13, 2011

    I LOVE the Carnival of Illusions!!!

    Kaylee feels neglected by her scientist father, who holes himself away in his basement laboratory constantly. So one day, to get her revenge, she sneaks into his lab and drinks the concoctions she finds there. Much to her amazement, her skin turns colors. Feeling like no other options are left to her, she runs away and joins a carnival.
    "Chameleon's Colors" is the second short story I've read in Aubrie Dionne's "Carnival of Illusions" and I've loved reading about the characters that populate this carnival. One of the passages I really liked was, "Her life was a charade of meaningless hoops to jump through; a fantasy show of pretend that threatened to engulf her spirit whole." Having been a college student, there have been times in my life when I've felt that way.
    I enjoy reading Dionne's stories, because they are an inspirational blend of tragedy and redemption. She gives her characters strong motivations and adds in charming details, like how the characters gather to eat leftover carnie food. The only thing I thought was a bit awkward - a very minor detail - was that the cat's name is Phoenix. It's a cool name, but since the mythical phoenix is a bird, it became momentarily distracting to me. Nevertheless, "Chameleon's Colors" is a fantastic story about the importance of staying true to yourself. I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

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    Chameleon's Colors

    Carnival of Illusions is a collection of short books that encompass themes of rejection, betrayal, truth, forgiveness, acceptance, and independence, among others.

    Chameleon's Colors is about how far someone will go to gain acceptance and attention. It's about dealing with consequences, finding a place to fit in and self acceptance. It's also about forgiveness and trust.

    Like the others in the series, the backdrop is vivid, filled with colorful characters and a very convincing nemesis. There is also humor in an unexpected place. This story is a little more fantasy, but the reader believe, and it's beautifully done.

    Don't mistake this as a quick and shallow read. It definitely is not-subtle themes abound in this story, as well as the others in the series. The author deftly weaves them into ever scene, giving the reader an enjoyable read as well as topics for discussion. Great for YA readers as well as adults.

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

    A Beautifully Enchanting Story

    Chameleon's Colors is the story of a girl named Kaylee who is able to change the color of her skin, and uses this to her advantage as a dazzling performer. However, as magical as her life seems, she's still haunted by elements of her past.

    Author Aubrie Dionne crafted this story beautifully. I cared about Kaylee instantly and cheered her on throughout her exploration. Though it's a short story, the author created such a vivid world that I felt like I knew the characters as well as if they were in a novel. A fun, fantastic read -- definitely recommended.

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