Fledgling [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Fledgling

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Overview

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...

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Stacy Eaton
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.
- Stacy Eaton, Author of International Best Selling "My Blood Runs Blue" Series
Amazon - Andrea Buginsky
It was fantastic, and I'm looking forward to reading future books Brown writes in the series. Having a congenital heart defect myself, I definitely identified with Ana, and everything she was going through with her heart problem. Brown definitely has a good sense of what adolescents facing such problems must go through on a daily basis.
- Andrea Buginsky, Author of The Chosen
Amazon - Martha Bourke
There were so many things I loved about Natasha Brown's Fledgling. The author has a true talent for prose. She included some of the most stunning descriptions of setting I've ever read in a YA novel and I read a lot of YA. I was captivated by her lovely use of language. It added so much to an already enjoyable read.

The two main characters, Chance and Ana, truly fall in love the old fashioned way. I appreciated this because it's very unique for a YA Paranormal. Their romance is sweet.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044790957
  • Publisher: Natasha Brown
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Series: Shapeshifter Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,266
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 365 KB

Meet 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 25, 2012

    A lover of paranormal I am and while not normally a fan of Young

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Awesome!

    It was really great. I can't wait to read the others and see where she takes this story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Must Read!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2014

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    Ugh. Where do I even start? Anticlimactic¿.excessive, monotonous

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Cute storyline but...

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Ehhh

    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.. :/

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    sorry, shelcheesy here, this is the only way I can think of to e

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    excellent story jmm44

    Has shapeshifters--Indians--unlikely friends--along with a very good story about a congenital heart problem that might require a heart transplant to a teen age girl

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Three stars

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Fun for young adults

    A great book for young adults and teenagers. Its fun, romantic and has the element of magic that keeps it exciting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2014

    I get all the paranormal stories this one was ok the characters

    I get all the paranormal stories this one was ok the characters and everybody were fine it just lack of something it was too monotonous

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Great book!

    Wonderful character development and a captivating plot! I am looking forward to reading the next installments of Chance and Ana's story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    This is a great book.

    Awsome book. Funny thing is on page 163 it said chase instead of chance. Love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Ok

    A little predictable but good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    Great read

    I loved this book! I read it in one day. It kept me interested. Will definitely buy the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Anonymous

    An amaxing story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Awesome

    I loved this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Romantic adventure

    Creative and imaginative fantasy! Well written. Hope there is a followup.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    To anyone from amber

    Hey wil someone pleases chat with me

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Great

    Great series

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