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Phoenix Child
     

Phoenix Child

4.3 3
by Alica Mckenna Johnson
 

There should be a law, a Universal Rule, as to how much weirdness can happen to a person.
Fifteen-year-old Sara walks into the San Francisco Center for the Circus Arts determined to ignore the freaky things happening to her. As powers she doesn't want and can't control overwhelm her, Sara must decide if she can trust the strangers who say they are her family ...

Overview

There should be a law, a Universal Rule, as to how much weirdness can happen to a person.
Fifteen-year-old Sara walks into the San Francisco Center for the Circus Arts determined to ignore the freaky things happening to her. As powers she doesn't want and can't control overwhelm her, Sara must decide if she can trust the strangers who say they are her family ... descended from a common ancestor four thousand years ago.
Sara clings to her contented and well-planned life as a foster kid, successfully working the system, as dreams, powers, and magical creatures drag her towards her destiny.
When the ancient evil that killed her parents comes to San Francisco, Sara is forced to choose between her fears and her desire to protect those she loves.
Sometimes great things are thrust upon us. Sara wishes this supposed 'greatness' didn't include a new name, unicorns, and catching on fire.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033060528
Publisher:
Alica Mckenna Johnson
Publication date:
02/17/2012
Series:
Children of Fire
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
9,184
File size:
649 KB

Meet the Author

Alica McKenna Johnson writes about snarky girls, kind boys, and the adults trying to keep them alive. After day dreaming for the first thirty years of life, Alica finally began writing her stories down, much to the delight of her readers. As Alica sits in her armchair at home dreaming of traveling the world, her diverse characters explore for her listening to music, seeing the sights, and eating exotic foods

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Phoenix Child 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first in the Children of fire series and i am in love! The characters feel so real and the story is so enchanting i couldn't put it down! A MUST READ! Plus its free?! How could you not?
TMBA_Corbett More than 1 year ago
Have you seen the cover of this book? It is beautiful and one of the reasons why I wanted to read this story. The originality of the mythical creatures and magic in it was great. I thought the books pace slowed to much in the second half and could have been improved with an edit of the protagonists' letters from her mother. Also the grammar is not great in this book, so if you are a grammar natzi beware. Other than those two things I really enjoyed this book. The characters created were unique and also vital to the story, which doesn't happen a lot in YA books. There is the opportunity for more captivating romance later on in the series that i can not wait to read. This is like an origin story type first book. You learn what the protagonist is along with her and I found that enjoyable. If you love YA, science fiction, and series then this is the book for you! Go get it now!!
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty neat read. I loved the characters! The magic and everything was cool. There was no romance that I could detect, though maybe a hint of possibility in the future near the end, which was refreshing. I liked the lessons from Sara’s mom, but they started to get pretty tedious in the second half of the book. I’ll admit that I can’t really comment much on the few times we get the villain’s POV because I skip them – I’ve always kind of hated them in any book. The ending is no cliffhanger, but something does happen to pique your interest for book 2. There were a few minor gaps and plot holes, but nothing major enough to detract from the overall enjoyment of the story. Phoenix Child is a compelling coming of age read. Don’t miss out on this magical and emotional start to a new YA paranormal series!