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Fledgling (The Shapeshifter Chronicles Book 1)

Fledgling (The Shapeshifter Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Natasha Brown
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Product Description

FLEDGLING was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Contest and is inspired by the author's own daughter who was born with heart defects.

Book 2 of the Shapeshifter Chronicles, PRODIGY is available now!

Book Description:

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...

Excerpt from FLEDGLING:

"Ana continued fading in and out of awareness. Relinquishing to the nothingness that engulfed her, she had the impression of movement. She heard heavy breathing, which she determined wasn't coming from her, sounding more like snorting. She sensed herself hanging, her body limp, unwilling to forfeit control back to her wandering mind. As though she was observing everything from a distance, it felt like she was at the end of a darkened hallway, being pulled back into a hollow chasm. Inky fingers entwined her mind until there was nothing left."

Bonus Materials:
A special code is provided at the back of the book, for 'the lost chapter' from Fledgling. Be sure to check it out.

Suggested reading age- 13 years and up
It is recommended that parents participate in book selections to decide whether a book is appropriate for their children.

Length: 246 pages

About the Author

Natasha Brown lives with her husband, two children and three dogs in Littleton, Colorado. She was inspired to write a story about a girl struggling with her heart condition, after her daughter was born with heart defects. “I like lead women who have the tenacity to carry on even in the face of adversity. Ana is a character I look up to - and I can’t wait to share with my readers where her character is going.”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1382 KB
  • Print Length: 295 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XM426C
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,708 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fledging the Nest: Fledgling by Natasha Brown 26 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The relationship created by Natasha Brown in 'Fledgling', between Chance and Ana is very realistic, not like those created by authors set to Stephanie Meyer and LJ Smith. Relationship develops a reasonable rate, not too quick, not too fast, as the story progresses. However the relationship is very exciting in the beginning but lags slightly as the book advances, until the critical moments arrive.
Ana is a lovely character and highlights, how difficult it is doing normal things (that we take for granted) can be, for those with heart problems and other difficulties.
Chance's character does not fully develop until the end but this encourages the reader to read on and find out more about him.
The supporting characters create a feel of normality and emphasise the problems that families with children who have medical difficulties face.
Without giving too much away, the supernatural element of the novel is very good and obviously well thought out. Although the idea is not entirely original, Brown has done well to make it her own.
The atmosphere created by Brown out this book is commendable. It is as though a kind of warmth is seeping through the pages.

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3.0 out of 5 stars MMMMM 18 Mar 2013
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I hate giving bad reviews, but I found this book slow and too rapped around the life of Ana. I felt that the story being told primarily from Ana's point of view dragged the story out too much. I understood that there was a building of the relationship between Ana and Chance but I found the story hard to follow in bits and as confused as Chance felt.
I liked the idea of the story and I think I see where the author was trying to go but it took too long to get there for me. Sorry but this book has not inspired me to pick up the next book in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Natural magic 3 Feb 2013
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The heart, both as physical necessity and symbol of love, plays a central role in this beautiful story. Teenage Ana's heart is failing, as the doctor tells her at the beginning of the book. Although physically weak Ana is encouraged by her loving mother and sister to lead as normal a life as possible. Ana's small family is powered by love and by the fear of losing her, a situation expertly described by Natasha Brown. All the characters really came alive for me. I felt as if I knew them, sharing their disappointment as Ana's condition continues to deteriorate. And then...... well...I dare not spoil the plot, or even hint at what happens. This book is the first in 'The Shapeshifter Chronicles' which is a clue. Let's just say that as described by Natasha Brown what occurs seems completely possible. The descriptions of the natural world are so powerful that I could see the stars in Ana's special place and imagine the birds in flight and the animals moving through the undergrowth.
Really loved this 'Fledgling'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating 25 Jun 2012
By Mariah Fay - Published on
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Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. I love all the elements of this story and how eloquently it was written. The characters are likable and draw you in to this secret magical world where love and a sense of family exists. I'm excited for more!
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book that must be read!!!!! 1 Mar 2012
By R. Hughes - Published on
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This is my first review on amazon I've been a member for 7 years and I read alot I've never been inspired to write a review until after reading Fledgling, this book is amazing,incredible,awesome,touching,beautiful,and unique, the love story between Chance and Ana is one of the best love stories I've ever read there are no love triangles its simply about two people slowly falling in love.

I'm a guy so its hard to find a good book that doesn't have all that romance novel stuff in it.Yes I have read Twilight,Harry Potter,and The Vampire Academy series and have liked them all Fledgling is so good it deserves to be put among the best I hope this review inspires more people to read it, Natasha Brown is a great writer that deserves to be heard.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A New YA Love 29 Feb 2012
By Joanny O - Published on
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I came across this book while reading "The Seasons of the Moon" series. The book was suggested to me. I bought it on kindle and instantly fell in love! Chance is determined, talented, sweet and devoted. Ana is amazing too! Even with her condition she rushes to do what she feels is right. I loved their connection! It's a great book with amazing mythology. I enjoyed every minute! Can't wait for the next installment.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great YA Read 12 May 2013
By Fangs, Claws and Demon YA Review - Published on
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Fledgling is a very well rounded story bringing contemporary issues to the paranormal table. It had me reading for hours with its wonderful characters and enchanting world-building. This is on my 'to read often' pile and have done so at least three times!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fledgling - Fantastic Book! 18 July 2012
By E. Barnes - Published on
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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.
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