Seventeen-year-old Lisa Brown’s life is falling apart.
First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.
If that weren’t enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school full of geniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts. The city where the locals chant “Lynn, Lynn, city of sin; you never come out the way you went in.”
And, they aren’t kidding. Lisa must live in a tiny shack with two strange teenagers, a dog named Pig who growls when you look at him and a cat named Rat. “Mind the cat,” everyone says. What the heck is wrong with this place?
Lisa thinks she’s landed in her own house of horrors with the anti-social Alex and his facetious sister Ally. But, the real drama begins the day she is struck by lightning…
About the Author
Voted “New and Noteworthy” by USA Book News, Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida where she’s penned over fifty stories.
She’s recently signed with Limitless Publishing for her ALMOST Series, takes on contract work, and continues writing her books.
Her style is any genre, as long as it’s character driven where both hero and villain are not clearly defined. Pritchard says that she wants “…her characters to linger in a reader’s mind, rather than be easily forgotten”. She loves to create new worlds and prefers to venture outside the box. With a short attention span, she writes stories that move quickly, absorb their reader into her world, and usually receives comments that the story was too short.
Genre: YA Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance
Title: C I N
Series: The C I N #1
Author: Christina Leigh Pritchard
Publisher: Lotus Books
Don’t pay much attention to my rating because though I didn’t personally enjoy the reading experience, I still thought the idea was absolutely amazing. This story was very unique, managing to take a lot of repetitive things and turn it into something I haven’t read before. I really appreciated that, you know?
With that aside, I’ll just get right to the point. The writing was confusing and the transitions felt messy. I didn’t like Lisa because she seemed so confusing to me, happy one second, annoyed the next. I couldn’t agree with her attitude. If I was supposed to understand something, it wasn’t conveyed, and as a reader, it’s details like that, that I rely on. The characters she interacted with also weren’t conveyed as well as I’d have liked, because I had to talk myself out of the story to think about them before deciding I liked them a lot, which then made it hard to read the book because through Lisa’s POV, she thinks they’re evil or something else.
It was just… a lot of things that I personally couldn’t get behind, and it only seemed to get worse for me. Others may enjoy this book, as the idea is really something else. The execution just didn’t do it for me.
So you know, if these things don’t bother you, check out the story because I really do think it’s uniquely satisfying. If you’re like me and it’s a lot of other things that really matter, I’d advise you to look at the other reviews to see if it’s something you agree with.
If you think it’s something you could see yourself liking in the end, then by all means, try it!