Cristanta Knight: Protagonist Bound

Cristanta Knight: Protagonist Bound

by Geanna Culbertson


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ISBN-13: 9781608081547
Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Series: Crisanta Knight Series
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Geanna Culbertson adores chocolate chip cookies, watching Netflix in pajamas, and the rain. Of course, in her case, the latter is kind of hard to come by. As her dad notes, “In California, we don’t have seasons, we have special effects.” On the flip side, she is deeply afraid of ice skating and singing in public. Although, she forces herself to do both on occasion because she believes facing your fears can be good for you. During the week Geanna lives a disciplined, yet preciously ridiculous lifestyle. She gets up each day at 5:00 a.m. to train. Goes to work where she enjoys a double life as a kid undercover in a grown-up world. Then comes home, eats, writes, and watches one of her favorite TV shows. On weekends, however, Geanna’s heart, like her time, is completely off the leash. Usually she’ll teach martial arts at her local karate studio, pursue yummy foods, and check out whatever’s new at her fav stores like Banana Republic. To summarize, she’ll wander, play, disregard the clock, and get into as many shenanigans as possible.

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Crisanta Knight: Protagonist Bound 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vey good book with a tale of adventure and whmsical quality. I would suggest you read it so much excitment and adventure and action. Just Wonderful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the writing style, the action, the mystery and most of the humor!
efine More than 1 year ago
Bold, imaginative, interest-grabbing and all around superb. As I read though this book the story kept me involved as I attempted to form theories about the connections between characters and what will happen next. I'm a huge fan of books in a series, so I am ecstatic to know that this is an 8 book series!! I highly recommend to anyone who likes fiction and fairy tales. My little cousin is reading the book, and my mom already finished it--both are also in love with Geanna's book (she's the author)! Looking forward to the next one coming out this winter.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
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InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Crisanta Knight: Protagonist Bound Author: Geanna Culbertson Published: 5-10-2016 Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Pages: 434 Genre: Teens & YA Sub Genre: Paranormal; Fantasy; Coming of Age; Fairy Tales ISBN: 9781608081554 ASIN: B016X198U2 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars . Crisa, is your typical sixteen year old. She feels she is all grown up and ready to be the master of her own life where no one can tell her how to act, talk or what to do with her future. As the daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming she is fated to be a protagonist in her own story some day and has been groomed to be a princess from birth. Learning decorum, diction, and swooning; when she rather be learning sward fighting, and how to be a hero and not a damsel in distress waiting to be saved. Her family and friends live in Book. A place where the residents are waiting for their writers to write their future stories for them whether it be protagonist, antagonist, supporting or minor character role. The majority believe their lives are already planned out and must prepare to carry it out. Crisa and her friends, SJ (Snow White Junior, a true princess personality) and Blue (sister of Little Red Riding Hood, hers is blue.) What to break with tradition and write their own story. Part of the problem is their school Lady Agnue’s School for Princesses & Other Female Protagonists, the name say's it all. I have to say I can empathize with the young people of Book. I would no more want to have someone laying out my future for me than they do, but with many friends who write some beautiful stories I am constantly being told the characters tell them where to go in a story, not the other way around. Crisanta Knight and her friends will guide you through their normal lives and dreams. Pulling you in as they go to class, interact with their male counterparts and families. The story on the whole moves fairly quickly and the characters are well planned and developed. The plot and story are filled with humor that will leave you chuckling with some of the scenes and frowning along with the characters in frustration as the fighting the established status quo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So slow. Couldn’t finish.
Valerian70 More than 1 year ago
2.5 Stars The premise of the book is actually a really good one. The Fairytales we grew up with are all true and the people in them real; so real that they inhabit a land called Book where time passes differently so even the oldest heroes and heroines are still alive and kicking. The thing is they have had children now and this is the tale of some of them - Crisa is Cinderella's daughter and her BFF is none other than Snow White's daughter and the other is Red Riding Hood's. Stuck in boarding school and learning how to fulfil their prophecies (trust me it's all explained) they are bored with being the DID and want rather more from their lives. Unfortunately the telling of the tale really doesn't work that well and the action is very drawn out and I did find my mind wandering off at tangents quite frequently as we go through another passage about etiquette or how miserable Crisa feels. It is also not helped by engendering comparisons with both the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games series and the author not being quite up to the challenge of meshing them together to produce a cohesive whole. We have magic and potions, we have Pegasi and Dragons, we have strange premonitionary dreams, we have quests, we have full on fights and fantastical cities and buildings. What we don't have is a real connection with any of the characters so you don't really care about how things work out. We also don't have an editor to curb the worst of, what was to me, unnecessary waffle. You could shave probably 100 pages from this book and still get the point across. Most disappointingly is in an attempt to create a cliffhanger ending there is a start to the main quest but only the start. To find out if they ever manage to get their hands on the second and third items to disable the In and Out spell over the Indexlands you will need to purchase further books. Sadly the writing is not such that I really felt like that was going to be an option. Whilst there are some good ideas here (The Author being responsible for their prophecies and therefore how their lives will turn out and the whole fairytale folk are real) the execution is poor and rather uninspiring. If you can think of other books that have done something similar whilst reading then you know it can't be good. Yes there are, purportedly, only 7 stories to be told in the whole of history but it is all in the telling and that is where this book fell down. Sorry, but as much as I love a good fantasy/magic story this one really doesn't tick enough boxes for this reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes you keep reading to see where it goes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute with some misused vocabulary.
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
AWFUL! The premise sounded fun but the author didn't deliver at all! I dumped this due to confusing "plot" and weak characters. Don't waste your money. I really don't understand the high ratings!
TeaRexa More than 1 year ago
A delightful and fresh take on the fairy-tale realm with a princess destined to kick butt! Crisa’s sassy and hilarious perspective on the world around her ensures I giggled my way through Book 1. Most of my favorite moments are the ingenious metaphors littered throughout the book, perfectly communicating the scene and Crisa’s opinions. Ultimately though, I was propelled through the pages by the mounting mystery and intrigue lurking under the sparkling fairy-tale façade. Crisa, Cinderella’s daughter, is a character close to my heart. She struggles between living up to her role as a princess and her desire to be a hero. What's honestly wonderful about Crisa as a strong female protagonist is that she doesn't want to throw away the princess part of herself. She believes that princess and hero are compatible in the same person, even if no one else does. When others tell her to sit down and accept her story is to live out her days as a prissy-prissy-princess, she rises to the challenge to do the unthinkable... I deeply connect with heroines who challenge the status quo while wading through a flood of their own mistakes and ultimately make room for themselves in the world outside of the pre-packaged boxes we sort people into. I’m excited to be on that journey with Crisa because it’s a journey I’m still on, too. This book is as much for the 8 year old girl who loves princess dresses with capes as it is for the teenager in high school struggling to define herself and the post-grad woman who’s struggling to balance all the demands of adulthood. If you like fairy-tales, Disney movies, Once Upon a Time, or the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, then you should definitely pick up Book 1 Protagonist Bound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beginning of a series Crisanta Knight: Protagonist Bound was a great read. I am in my sixties and I so enjoyed the fantasy world Geanna Culbertson puts us in. I so enjoyed this book that I told my daughters (both in their 30s) to read it too and they too fell in love with the books and now we are looking forward to reading book 3. Geanna leaves us hanging in both books that you can’t wait till the next book comes out and the story continues. The writing is excellent when I can picture the entire scenes in my head almost like watching a movie. I hope someday these become movies! I also read Harry Potter books and totally enjoyed those as well so when I found this series it was almost like a female version of the world of wizardry. Well done Geanna!
Izabella_pagesfullofstars More than 1 year ago
Crisanta Knight: Protagonist Bound by Geanna Culbertson is an interesting take on fairytale lore and a fun adventure story that will appeal to all fairytale or fantasy lovers. As a daughter of the famous Cinderella and Prince Charming, Crisanta Knight is predestined to become a protagonist in her own story, a beautiful princess waiting for her handsome prince to come and save her. But she isn't like other people her age, who attend Lady Agnue's School for Princesses & Other Female Protagonists and prepare to follow their prophecy. Instead of letting the Author decide her fate, Crisanta decides to take her life in her own hands and write her own story. The premise of this book caught my attention immediately. The idea of a world where fairytale characters are actual living people and The Author decides their fate by writing their story and assigning each of them a role sounded amazing, and world building was my favourite thing about this book. It felt like a look "behind the scenes" of fairytale stories. The whole world of Book is extremely detailed, well thought-out and very creative. It's one of those books that would translate to the big screen beautifully. The story was a bit slow at the beginning but it picked up in the second part and kept me engaged. Aside from the main plot, there was some mystery going on and I'm curious how it's going to work out in the next books. I adored Crisanta as a character and her friendship with SJ and Blue. Crisa was strong-minded, courageous and ambitious, with a fun sense of humour and unafraid to go against the grain. I also love the main theme of the book - that everyone should be allowed to decide of their own fate. One thing I wasn't a particular fan of was how the beginning of the book felt like this cliche teenage drama. It felt just too stereotypical and I was happy once the main plot picked up. Another thing that I have to point out is the writing style, which was a bit inconsistent, in my opinion. The overall tone of the book and the way the characters speak most of the time is rather serious, the way it was in the past, but from time to time Crisanta would switch to a very modern way of speaking and it threw me off. There was also a lot of inner monologue, since the book is written in first person pov, but very often they felt too long and distracted me from what was really going on at that time. Overall, Crisanta Knight is a great debut and a start of a very promising series! It's a story full of fantastic, magical adventures and friendship, with inspiring characters and a fresh and interesting take on the fairytale universe. If, like me, you love fairytale retellings, you should give a it a try and I'm looking forward to the second book!
WileyElf More than 1 year ago
Protagonist Bound is a refreshing take on the world of fairy tales. Set in the fictional world of Book, it follows the adventures of Crisanta Knight who, despite her royal pedigree, is determined to NOT become a typical fairy tale princess. This does not sit well with her parents and teachers who expect her to fulfill her expected role. Adventures and hijinks ensue. I really enjoyed this book. It was intelligently written and the characters were easy to identify with. There's drama, suspense, a little bit of comedy, and fairy godmothers! (Some of whom are quite evil, by the way.) There's even a foray into the modern realm of reality. Above all I love the underlying message which pervades the story: It's YOUR life; don't let others define you.