Paranormal Public (Paranormal Public, #1)
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Paranormal Public (Paranormal Public #1)

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Welcome to Charlotte’s world of unusual powers, wonderful friendship, new love and shocking betrayal . . .

Charlotte Rollins is an elemental, but she doesn't know it yet. Now, with the help of her old friend Cale and her new friend Keller, she will fight against an evil whose only goal is to consume her.
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published November 17th 2011
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Jacob Proffitt
This book is just awkward. The writing is stilted and the heroine is a puppet the author moves around on strings of impulse. None of the characters have any obvious motivations, come to think of it. The step-father hates her just because. The younger brother is sadly wise in a disconnected way just because. The friendly roommate helps her just because. The president of the school puts her on probation just because. The vampire representative hopes she fails just because.

And her decision to stay...more
Kenya Wright
Ok I couldn't finish this.... :-(

In all fairness, I read the blurb and got so freakin excited... a pure adrenaline rush! I thought.... Harry Potter as an adult! YES!

But this isn't it.

And that's why I think you should at least check out the sample versus taking my complete word on this...

I got to 25% and stopped reading.

I didn't connect with the main character.

I was mad it wasn't freaking awesome like Harry Potter (which isn't fair...)

I thought that the main characters materialization to the Para...more
Lindsay Kendal
This book, despite its length, was actually a very quick and entertaining read. Yes the setting is once again in a college, and yes we seem to have that everywhere at the moment, but this story seems to have a little more depth. The characters are unique and easy to connect with, and therefore makes this story, in my personal opinion... different.

As well as unique, the characters are likeable, and of course we have a forbidden love theme going on too, which I happen to LOVE! We also read about...more
Kezia Goodman
I love YA stories that are set at boarding schools, so this was right up my alley, like vampire diaries, this story was witty, fun and just wroth with enough paranormal entities to satisfy the senses
Although the main stream story was a bit cliché and predictable the characters and their interactions made the journey so worth while the read. I love Lisabelle especially and Sip followed right after, of course no story isn't complete without a steamy brooding sexy paranormal hunk of a guy, and Kell...more
Rachael
Do I? Don't I? Do I? Don't I? Up and down up and down. One minute I'm loving it the next not so much. Is the main character, Charlotte, awesome? or just annoying?...I don't know. I loved the supporting characters though and I really liked Charlotte's little brother even if he only made a couple of short appearances.
Becca
3.5 Really would be my Review... but it was very close. And I will tell you why.

First right off the bat, I am going to try my bestest not to give any spoilers but since we already know a BIG part of the book which is that our main character Charlotte is an Elemental - well there it it is. She is an Elemental, only she doesn't find out until more than 75% through the book, i read on the kindle i don't know the page numbers or anything. So yeah there is that. So i was sitting on this HUGE ASS sec...more
Turtles
Here is a quick-middle length read of a Paranormal college (felt like high school) where a girl is chosen to go and discovers she doesn't have the necessary powers. Romp of different species ensues.

This books suffered from 2 things. 1) Lack of direction. The beginning started a monologue about her step-Dad and life growing up, then it's not revisited. Other bits of the book do the same thing. It would have been more cohesive if the flow was directed toward a goal instead of the disjointed feelin...more
Brandy
I saw Paranormal Public on a fellow Good Reads friend's profile and decided to read it. I know a lot of people do not like books that take place at a school for paranormals, but I LOVE those types of books! You get to see a lot of paranormal action since there are so many in the book.

For me, Paranormal Public did not disappoint. The main character, Charlotte, is a very likeable character and the reader wants things to go her way. I'm hoping a sequel will come out because I would love to see mor...more
Kacey
I actually enjoyed this book. The characters are maybe a bit under-developed, I've read books that reach the very soul of characters and Edwards, I think, perhaps uses her characters more like a beautiful cake... you can see the surface of them quite well, they all have their 'quirks' which are brought to attention- the fun and easy going but tough werewolf, the bad-ass and take no shit from anyone scary as heck dark mage, the gentle and kind round dream-giver, the goldenboy strong and thoughtfu...more
April Sadowski
This gets 2 stars because the ending was a saving grace. There seemed to be a lack of pre-editing before the book was published. No, I'm not talking about a ton of misspellings or grammatical errors (although the beginning was a bit choppy). I'll get right down to them. See spoiler alerts. I'm on a kindle so it goes by locations, so you can see (out of 4812) as a gauge where these are happening.

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Carrie Gulledge
If I could give this 2.5 stars, I would. Since I couldn't, I erred on the generous side and gave it 3.

Introducing Harry Potter meets Percy Jackson (Contains some spoilers)

This story line had so much potential... But it fell short. The writing wasn't very cohesive and the reactions of the characters weren't realistic. When Charlotte finds herself unexpectedly waking up in Public, she just accepts everything that happens to her with no question. Well, of course there are all of these Paranormal pe...more
Belinda Flavall
Take a healthy dose of Harry Potter, a smidgen of Hex Hall, and a splash of Vampire Academy. Painfully obvious, the protagonist never asked the right questions, and was oblivious to the truth that stared her right in the face. Even when confronted with said truth, she still wanted to remain oblivious.

And yet... I couldn't put it down! Yeah! Figure that one out!
Booknut
A lover of paranormal adventures with a smidgen of romance & a dash of magic?

Then Paranormal Public is for you - Maddy Edward's story of the plucky Charlotte Rollins and her journey of self-discovery, mystery solving and friendship, one you definitely do not want to miss!
TallMocha
First I have to give five stars to Maddy Edwards, she is very nice and friendly.
I loved reading Paranormal Public and I'm so anxious to get my hands on a second book. Maddy you did great job. Five stars from me.
Marsha
Feb 08, 2012 Marsha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Paranormal Public is a college for students who were born with special abilities ( werewolves, pixies, vampire, mages etc.) Before you begin running off screaming, "Oh no, not another YA parnormal novel set in a school," let me assure you that this one is different. There is no Greek mythology theme, the main character isn't some highly skilled herione who saves the day. She is just a simple girl named Charlotte whose life has not been a bed of roses; but, manages to unite a group of prejudiced...more
mundiemom5
I got this for $ .99 on Amazon. It was the best $ .99 I've spent in a while. I gave it four stars instead of five because I felt the setting didn't correlate with the events of the story. The story is set at Paranormal Public University. This is my issue...at Paranormal Public students can receive detention and have a curfew to be in bed in their dorms. This should be set in a boarding school (high school) because anyone who has ever heard of college knows you don't get detention for rule breaki...more
Nayan Patel
Picked this book up on a whim and am not disappointed. The blurb of the book wasn't as attractive as the review trend on Amazon and Goodreads.

Charlotte is ready to join college and leave behind the forgetful experience of living with her step-dad. However, she is suddenly thrust into the magical world of Paranormal Public including beings such as vampires, werewolves, fallen angels, mages, demons and hellhounds. Soon there is trouble brewing due to mysterious appearances by demons and their hell...more
Cat
I really liked this story. Was it the dark humor? The hot guys? The paranormal aspect (vampires, werewolves, and pixies, oh my!)? Probably a combination of all of the aforementioned things, plus the whole at-college vibe. Freshman fifteen is no joke!

Anyhow, the characters were interesting and fairly representative of the just-starting-college stereotypes (think high school stereotypes, but older and a bit better at what they personify - rude=bi&^hy, etc). Unfortunately I do think the charact...more
Melissa
Charlotte finds herself admitted not in the university she was hoping for, but in Paranormal Public. It's a secret university for vampires, werewolves, pixies and fallen angels, mages, and elementals. But there aren't any elementals left after they were hunted and killed by demons who want to rule not only in hell but in the human and paranormal worlds as well. As the demons get stronger, the students at Paranormal become scared and desperate. Their only hope is the unknown and only elemental le...more
Kristin
Jan 27, 2012 Kristin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
This is mildly spoilery. You have been warned.







This was a wonderful YA story. The main character is relatable, her core group of secondary characters is well developed, the bad guy is pretty impressive & the romance is pitch perfect for the genre. I really found Charlotte to be a very likable character. She makes understandable choices for someone her age who feels a bit isolated, she may play some cards close to the chest but is willing to stick up for those she deems her friends. The second...more
Mallory Heart Reviews
Feb 12, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal, UF, YA, Vampire, Werewolf, Pixie, Elemental, Dark Mage
Protagonist and heroine Charlotte is such a delightful character. I want to say “lovable,” but maybe “comprehensible” would be a better word. She certainly has it rough; lost her mom, her stepdad wants to almost literally push her out of their home, she’s going to college and will miss her ten-year-old brother terribly; and she’s got this little bad habit of breaking china-often-always unintentionally. Even worse, she’s afraid to be out after dark because she thinks she’s being menaced by inexpl...more
Matthew Briner
Basically Harry Potter. Not sure why he author chose to make this a story set in a University atmosphere. The characters are VERY undeveloped (I know there are more books, but still...). We also are left with paranormal types that are also largely undefined. What is the difference between a Mage and an Elemental? They both deal with magic. I'll try the next book, but unless it steps up, it's the last I read in this series.
Jean
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Nereid
I bought this book originally as just something to read in between the releases from my favourite authors but I was pleasantly surprised. The concept is not original as it is placed in a college setting where Charlotte who one day is normal and then wakes up at a school for paranormals and is told that she is one herself. I felt there should have been more story there, had did she get there and not just "Poof" she arrives there. There are mages, vampires, witches, pixies, demons and werewolves a...more
Julia
The start of a lo-o-ong series, which has a lot in common with Harry Potter (although this is a university for a whole lot of different paranormals, instead of a school.
Not sure I'll persevere - there were a lot of inconsistencies throughout the writing which jarred, although some of the character relationships were interesting.
Maybe if there are more kindle offers!
Indica
Omg where do I begin... I loved this book...10 out of 10 I definitely recommend that you read this...it had me hanging on everything... even the predictable parts turned out to be unpredictable...great plot with lots of action and a blossoming romance...definitely read this book...Paranormal Public
Runningrabbit
This was a good value read. Although some of the scenes were definitely not very new, and somewhat predictable it remains a good story.

The characters were particularly diverse and likable, with a good range of differing attitudes and personality.

I shall be happy to go on to the next novel in the series. Currently sitting at 5 books.
B. McMichael
I can’t put my finger on it but I like this book- I was not overly liking the main character or her friends, but there was just something about this book that kept me reading. Yes, that is a weird assessment, but I still cannot place my finger on what it was that kept me reading. By the end of the book I liked all the characters and found it was a decent book- I just cannot describe why. I did find myself wanting to put this book down with to begin with. It just didn’t draw me into the story, bu...more
Isisbq
Charlotte is confusing. Sip, Lanka and the rest of the supporting cast make this book worth the read. This is a contemporary YA fiction with just enough romance for a 16 year old girl, but safe to recommend to your students. I read a lot of YA fiction and though this had points where it was slow and predictable the overall universe building are worth the read.
Ashleigh
I really liked this book but I wish that Charlotte would have figured out she was an elemental earlier! It took forever and I wanted to yell at my kindle!! Saying that I didnt guess who the bad guy was, I had suspicions but I was leaning more to one of the other characters than who it was.
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