Living Violet (Cambion Chronicles Series #1)

Living Violet (Cambion Chronicles Series #1)

by Jaime Reed
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Living Violet (Cambion Chronicles Series #1) by Jaime Reed

Book 1 of The Cambion Chronicles

He's persuasive, charming, and way too mysterious. And for Samara Marshall, her co-worker is everything she wants most—and everything she most fears. . .

Samara Marshall is determined to make the summer before her senior year the best ever. Her plan: enjoy downtime with friends and work to save up cash for her dream car. Summer romance is not on her to-do list, but uncovering the truth about her flirtatious co-worker, Caleb Baker, is. From the peculiar glow to his eyes to the unfortunate events that befall the girls who pine after him, Samara is the only one to sense danger behind his smile.

But Caleb's secrets are drawing Samara into a world where the laws of attraction are a means of survival. And as a sinister power closes in on those she loves, Samara must take a risk that will change her life forever. . .or consume it.

"Jaime Reed breathes fresh life into paranormal romance. I loved it!" —Lee Nichols, author of the Haunting Emma series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758269249
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Cambion Chronicles Series , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 486,346
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jaime Reed discovered her love for storytelling at a young age as an outlet for her overactive imagination. After leaving art school, she returned to Virginia, where she works as a graphic artist and co-producer for an independent film company.

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Living Violet 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
VioletteReads1 More than 1 year ago
I received an opportunity to read an advance copy of "Living Violet." I was really interested in the plot and the book drew me in from the start. While I thought the premise was original (as original as you can be in the ever-growing paranormal YA genre), there were a few issues that I had which made this a 3.5 (or 4, since you can't have half ratings) read for me. Let me begin by saying I totally hate this cover. I hate HATE that Caleb is pictured because well...I don't find this cover boy cute at all and it totally threw me off when reading the book since I was just picturing THAT dude as Caleb instead of some imagined hottie, and it made the plot a little unbelievable. Since I know that authors rarely even have a say in what their covers look like, I'm not going to detract any stars for this point. It's a personal pet peeve and I wanted to mention it because it made the book a little harder for me to read. When I did finally get into the book, one thing I really enjoyed was Jaime Reed's writing style. It was really easygoing and fun and Samara was a character who really bounced off the pages. She was realistic, and realistic is good. I also really appreciated that she wasn't a "Bella Swan" - meek and quiet and far too subtle for my tastes. While I can see where Sam would come off as being a little annoying, I really think that in this case, there was enough sass without it coming across as forced or bratty. Another thing that really made the book for me was the actual premise. I liked the supernatural beings featured, and I really liked Reed's explanations of how they work. The supporting characters in the book really helped move and shape the story and I really enjoyed getting to know them all. Now, the one thing that I did NOT like (and I kinda mentioned above) was Caleb. Again, maybe this was because of my cover bias but he just DID NOT come off to me like the likeable, tempting guy that Samara is into. At the beginning, he comes off a little skeevy and really, does not make up for it for the rest of the book. He just did not work for me as the male lead, and do sorta wish he had been written differently. Overall, I decided to rate the book up to 4 stars because I did enjoy reading it, issues aside. I also am curious to read the 2nd book in the series, because it seems like it would focus more on Samara than on Caleb and Samara's relationship. I'd recommend this book to all fans of paranormal YA.
AbielleRose More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best YA books I've read in a long time. Its fresh, unique and moves along with a plot that keeps you needing to turn the page. Reed is definitely a writer to keep an eye on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is was soooo good i bought the whole series!!! I hope there will be a fourth pne
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picked up this book one day at the public library thinking it was going to be an okay book ya know. I started reading and couldn't put it down. I finished this book in one day. I've been looking for paranormal romance novels for a really long time and a lot of them have to do with vampires and immortals I'm not saying they're bad books I'm saying that I was looking for something different and I found this book and Jamie has raised the bar for paranormal. So freakin good!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book could not put it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT GET IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Cant wait for the next one! Kept me guessing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was a real page turner. Whenever they explain Sam as small boobed and a bigger tummy I have a bit of a hard time thinking Caleb would be into that. Other than that I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A green shag carpet,a 15' widescreen tv,a lveseat,a sofa,a nice vomfy chair ,andd a coffee table
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story had everything. A mysterious boy, family drama, and a female plunged into another word. It was a very enticing read, I plan to finish all the books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book i have ever read and makes want to crave it and want to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its such a good read. I just couldnt put it down. IT SO FUNNY! I love the series. I recommemd to anyone
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Very engaging quick read, Cute and funny too!
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I really enjoy reading this book i'm so happy to finally find a black author who can write paranormal book it awesome :)
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LauraAnn9 More than 1 year ago
Great turn of events at the end, couldn't put it down! Can't wait for the next book!!
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It's like you're right there in the story. I would highly suggest reading it! I could never put it down!
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NWIStacey More than 1 year ago
A new series that you will enjoy! A twist of romance mixed in with supernatural that is sure to draw you in! Sam is ready for her senior year, slaving away at the bookstore to save money for her dream car, and trying to spend time with her best friend, Nadine until something odd starts happening -- women are dropping like flies because of unknown heart problems – and the clincher is they are all dropping when around her coworker. While Sam is unlike the other girls around Caleb, she continues to desire the truth, getting caught up in Caleb’s secrets, which she soon realizes she will have her own secrets to keep as well. This novel will leave you on the edge of your seat, turning page after page.