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The 5th Realm (New Orleans Voodoo Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Constance Gillam
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Lisette Beaulieu’s private school classmates have always made the 15-year-old Creole orphan feel like a freak. But Lisette never believed them until she accidentally raised the dead in a cemetery late one night. When she discovers that her mother’s family is alive and practicing Voodoo in the bayou, her world spins farther out of control. Her best friend Scooter is about to make his own deal with the devil to keep his brother out of jail; and her classmate, Eric, has a talent with swords and saving her life. That talent will be needed when Lisette learns that an ancestor promised her to a demon overlord in exchange for greater Voodoo power.

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About the Author

I'd rather read a book than shop, which makes it painful when I have a special occasion. Nothing to wear. I live in the South-only a day's trip from New Orleans.

Product Details

  • File Size: 382 KB
  • Print Length: 407 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Constance Gillam (June 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089SY7H2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,311,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demons on New Orleans June 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Life throws enough stuff at teens without adding Lysette's unique problems. There's a mysterious cute guy, secrets she uncovers, some Voodoo powers, and a bad dude who wants.....You didn't think I would tell you, did you? You will enjoy the story, the characters, and the lush southern settings. You don't need to be a teen to read this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I PROMISE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!! September 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The author of this book got everything right. From the first page, she lured me into the 5th Realm with strong emotion and conflict, great characterization, and vivid descriptions of a hellish, paranormal world. I loved the New Orleans setting and voodoo elements. They painted the novel with a spooky aura that kept me turning pages. Lisette, the main character is multi-dimensional and very smart. Her fierce protection of those she loves revealed a quiet strength that enabled her to face her fears and enter a domain filled with images from her nightmares. The other main character, Eric, was such a mystery he kept Lisette wondering whether he was friend or foe. I can't wait to read the next book in the series to see where their relationship takes them.

I told my fifteen-year-old niece about The 5th Realm, and after she read it she called me raving about the story. We've spent countless hours discussing the characters, the plot, the romance angle, and just how much we both thoroughly reading this awesome novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A little Different July 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read a fair number of young adult paranormal romances, but not read one quite like this before. The voodoo angle is interesting and original and the New Orleans setting very evocative. Rather an unusual hero. He's a nice twist on the ubiquitous angel heroes I've read so much of recently. When I realised who/what he was, I wondered if the author could pull him off as a hero, but she did a wonderful job of making him sympathetic. Full of action, danger and romance, this is a compelling read. Looking forward to the next in the series!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable and exciting July 10, 2012
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This book was a little bit slow to start but after a few chapters in it was a very exciting read. Some parts of the book were highly predictable but even so it still kept my attention and once I really got into it I didn't want to put it down until I was finished. The author does a good job of switching between the main characters of Lisette and Eric so you get the full picture of what's going on, rather than being kept in the dark until certain events take place. I also really enjoyed the authors writing style. It was very easy to read and be involved in the story, allowing for easy attachment and empathy for Lisette and Eric. I also really enjoyed that this book was not actually a romance, while it did have romantic elements that is not what the story revolved around, which seems almost rare to find these days.

The book doesn't end on a cliffhanger per say but it's pretty close to one. If the next book in the series was already out, I probably would have been compelled to go buy it and immediately start reading to see how things get wrapped up in the next book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I did have my reservations since I've never read a book centered around voodoo before, but I can safely say even though this book is centered around the idea of voodoo it doesn't get all technical and wordy with it which is nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, hard to put down. January 26, 2015
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This is not the type of book I. Normally buy or read. I read her first book and loved it, as

I do not like this type of story,but read HOlland first book and was totally taken with the story, characters ,and descriptions. This lead me to read this book and I loved it also
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Constance Gillam grew up in the Midwest among ice and snow. She now lives in the sunny South and loves it. As a child, she was a precocious reader and would sneak into the adult fiction section of the library. At age eleven she read Gone with the Wind and never looked back.

Romance is her love, and she fills her books with mystery and suspense, conflict and emotion.

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