In the annals of dysfunctional families, the Chisholm’s are working their way to the top. Drug abuse, an unwed mother with multiple fathers, and the questionable cash flow for the 'pretty one'. All this from a seemingly normal, two parent middle class family. But were the choices truly made of their free will?
Bad choices are a Chisholm family trait, one that confounds the youngest child, Ellie, who's trying to separate herself by making smart decisions. And falling for Oscar Jeffreys, the hottest guy at school, would be number one on the list of Chisholm family disasters. Yet the crazy part is it’s not a one sided attraction. Somehow Ellie has caught Oscar Jeffreys’ eye. Sure she could see the barriers between them. Race, age, popularity. They were at opposite ends of the spectrum. But a demon set to destroy her family? She can't see that.
Oscar provides security and acceptance Ellie never imagined she deserved. As the passion of first love grows, Ellie honestly believes she has a chance to beat the odds and live a happy, normal life. Then her world collapses around her. With the help of a guardian angel, Ellie learns of a world that has unknowingly surrounded her for years. And she'll have to find strength buried deep inside to save not only her future, but flush out and stop the demon in her midst.
Ellie will have to learn that sometimes the hardest lesson about growing up is accepting that you're worth more.
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About the Author
Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance. With characters yelling "It's my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you. When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up. Michel has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press for 2013 and is a Pro member of RWA and Midwest Fiction Writers. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, cat and new puppy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Chrysalis is in the YA category, but has so much to offer any reader. Who doesn't remember the challenges of high school and falling in love for the first time (Ellie). Oscar may be the most popular boy in school - smart, star athlete, but he isn't the school jerk and is very protective of Ellie and their relationship. Just when things are starting to look up for Ellie and Oscar, a demon tries to destroy their happiness. Even though it was in the overview, the way Prince put the "twist" in the plot was an unexpected surprise and very well done. The character development, movement of the story line, and overall plot of Chrysalis was tremendous and I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for book 2!
This book is over 200 pages of description of a typical dysfunctional family Chrysalis, by Michel Prince, is a New Adult (NA) paranormal book. This book is about two teenagers, Eleanor (Ellie) a white volleyball player and Oscar, a black three letter athlete. The setting of a high school, where the main characters are a sophomore and senior, would lead one to believe this was a young adult(YA) book. The content of this book is not appropriate for the Young Adult genre, despite the setting, which is why this book is better classified as New Adult. This book is over 200 pages of description of a typical dysfunctional family, the Chisholm’s. The addition by the author of demons as the reason for the family dysfunction is not only confusing, but in reality took away from what could have been a great story. Ellie is the youngest of five children. She is portrayed as the only child that has her life together, at 16! One older brother was killed in a train accident, another is a drug addict, one older sister has four children, by three different men and the other sibling sells her body for everything. The parents do nothing to either support, or in any way parent the children. The story wants us to believe that all these situations are caused by a deity that is pissed off because the mother chose her husband over him. I must admit that many of the situational high school issues included in this book were extremely realistic for today’s high schools. Many more teens are much more sexually active than many of us were at that age. Many more of them are attending school from homes where they do not feel love or acceptance. I very much enjoyed the parts of the book that did not deal with the “demons”. Lastly, I was confused by the title. As an adult reading a YA or NA book, I did not expect to need a dictionary to explain the title, but I did. I had to look up the word after finishing the book to figure out what the title had to do with the story, since there was no reference to the title in the book. I will read the next installment in this series mainly because I want to see where the author takes the couple next. -Reviewed by Selina