C I N: "Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin. You never come out the way you went in." Paperback – April 13, 2010
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"C I N was an amazing read. From the first page to the very last, the tone and writing style captured me as the plot thickened with each turn of the page. The characters were rich and strange, the setting was perfect, and the plot was original. Christina Leigh Pritchard has obvious talent and deserves to go far."
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"..Found it a very engaging story from the get-go... I will recommend that my older teen daughters read this book as well." Nicole N.
"I loved how fast paced this story was and how original the plot came out to be." Maryam H.
"Very good, can't put it down story! Can't wait for book 2!! KymPossible
"A real page turner..." Susan S.
"C I N is one of the best books I've read lately." Luiza N.
"Excellent book! I can't wait for an addition to the series as the characters get you so involved and they are so complex! It is definitely a 'can't put down' book!" Kia
"C I N is a totally new paranormal concept with intriguing surprises that will have you guessing to the end. Great young adult read!" Sailon
Wow! This book really draws you in. Alex is so intriguing. Can't wait to read more of the city of Lynn!" Leigh
"Eerily captivating. I can't wait to read others in the series, I am hooked!" Mrs. SillyA
"Very inventive story line...Excellent debut to the series! The City of Lynn will keep you coming back for more!" JosieD
"Wow. A great big fat 'wow'! Christina creates the most intricate, dynamic, and alluring characters and the most fantastic plots to match 'em! Every time you think you know what and/or where it's all heading that's when a twist springs into the scene. Every time you think you've nailed the villain, there's that twist springing up and changing your mind again. It all moves so fast! Leaving you in the dust, forget analyzing and making estimated guesses! I just sat back and tried to hang on for the ride, to absorb it all! It was so great! It is a must, must, must, read!" Chelsea S.
"Honestly, I had a hard time putting it down." Melinda Dawn C.
"This book puts a whole new spin on paranormal! Fast paced and exciting, I couldn't stop reading." Starry
"...This book makes you never want to put it down and makes you want more." Christian
About the Author
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1451539584
- ISBN-13 : 978-1451539585
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches
- Item Weight : 12.2 ounces
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 13, 2010)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,388,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But there were a lot of awkward moments- there were several parts during the book that I was left wondering, what was going on. At one point she mentions moving into the dorms at a new school and her new roommate. The next chapter, she moves there and then lives with some stranger not in the dorms. It was weird until it was explained school had not started yet. There were other instances like it that just confused me. This was probably due to the some very abrupt points. Something happen= end a chapter and a bit of a cliffhanger to keep reading... fine works, and then start up again, but cliffhanger not explained and at a new weird entry back into the story. The flow felt off
It was an okay book for me and a good start for the writer. Will I read the next? Probably not as my list of books on my kindle is over 100 already, but it was an enjoyable read as it was.
1. Strong Main Character/ Female Heroine: Lisa starts out as a strong decided character, but her resolve soon weakens in the presence of beautiful Alex, who really freaks me out in the wrong way. I hate how she becomes a pushover so fast into the book. She should have held onto Michael, but look how that turned out because of Alex. Lisa's addiction runs her life and makes her a weak female lead. I wish the author would have made her stronger, because Lisa definitly has the personality for it. 2 out of 5 stars
2. Strong Minor Characters: Minor characters are always essential for a great book and the characters in this story are very fascinating. They hold a lot of mystery, but I wish some of their secrets would have been unraveled in a cohesive way so that the reader could actually understand and follow what is going on. Other than that, I really love the minor characters more than Lisa, who is supposed to be the main attraction. 3 out of 5 stars
3. The Settling: I was really excited, when the setting turned out to be Lynn, Massachusetts. I've never been there, but living in Mass you hear a lot about Lynn. I could not wait for the author to talk about its drug infested streets and the total rundowness of the little city. Did I hear anything about those juicy details? No, all I heard was that the crime rate is bad and Lisa saw a prostitute. Seriously? This town is bad, but the school and students are all secluded from the entire town of Lynn practically. This could have happened anywhere. I was ready for the juicy details of Lynn's imfamous saying, "Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin. You never come out the way you went in." I got nothing though. So dissapointing. 1 out of 5 stars
4. The Plot: This book was really interesting, but the writing just gt me confused. I get that you are supposed to be experiencing what Lisa is, but boy was I confused for most of this book. I am still trying to figure out what this was all about. The concept was interesting, but the execution was an absolute horror. Maybe, if this novel came with notes like Shakespeare to help the reader follow along, I could read the series, but as is, no way. I have already wasted enough of my tim. 2 out of 5 stars
I will not be reading ths series and I am weary to try to read anything more by this author. However, I probably will try a different novel by this author, just to see if the problems continue in her other works, or if it is just this one
I did have a few issues with it: sometimes I felt that character development accelerated too quickly: one day enemies, the next day lovers, etc. That being said, it wasn't poorly done, either.
I was disappointed with some of the explanations given to resolve the mysteries upon finishing the book*. Past some page number in the book every issue has to do with sex--I was hoping for something a little more sinister.
*Slight spoiler: The explanation for Rat and Bipolar are satisfying, but I felt that the explanations for Alex and Ally don't fully justify their extreme behavior in the beginning of the book. Throughout the entire book neither character acts (spoiler) their age. Maybe the author intended their isolation/powers to cause a certain level of insanity (it seems to be hinted at slightly, but I may be misinterpreting it).
After reading the intro into book 2, I will not be purchasing it. This is definitely a YA novel.