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The Nine Lives of Chloe King

(The Nine Lives of Chloe King #1-3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  7,809 ratings  ·  663 reviews

Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy... or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn’t so normal after all. There’s the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes – oh, and the claws.

As she discovers who she is – and where she c
Paperback, Omnibus, 773 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Simon Pulse (first published June 7th 2004)
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Coded Fausta Did you even read the book, she does not live there that was the location she first died.
Erin Moe It starts out like the TV show but doesn't end like it at all. Plus, shouldn't you be asking if Brian survives? ;-) J/K. There were points that both…moreIt starts out like the TV show but doesn't end like it at all. Plus, shouldn't you be asking if Brian survives? ;-) J/K. There were points that both disappointed me compared to the show as well as points that I really liked. It's definitely a worth the read.(less)

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Aug 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
Sometimes you read a book, start scratching your head and think "how the heck did this get published?"

I read a lot of YA, both good and bad, and The Nine Lives of Chloe King definitely goes in the bad pile. First problem, the main character is unlikeable. Chloe is self-centered, selfish, irresponsible and has a filthy mouth. (some swearing in YA is permissible. Every teenager repeated screaming the 'F' word at each other and their mother is not). She's also a bad friend to her pals Paul and Amy.
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
So before, I was just completely rooting for Alyec (aka Alex) because on the show he's so incredibly sexy, what with the accent and drop-dead gorgeous (but yet somewhat conventional) good looks.
However, while reading this book, I feel like Brian's feelings were better conveyed compared to the show, and in doing so, I found Brian to be more and more appealing, and somehow just right for Chloe to be with. The depth of his feelings for her can't possibly be compared to Alyec's. And his somewhat r
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
The only reason why I even got the drive to read the three books was solely out of pure curiosity and the fact that I watch the show. I didn't start out with any high expectations, but even then it all fell short of what I was hoping for.

A good portion of the first book consisted of Chloe dying, discovering her new abilities, and being extremely hormonal and deciding to toy with two guys at once(in that order). Sadly that last part was the only one of the three that kept me even a little interes
Aug 05, 2011 marked it as to-read

I LOVED the TV show! D': <3
Want to read this book so bad!

Team Brian Bitches! xD
Hes mine! =D
Grey Damon

Sifra (brilliant bookshelf)
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned
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Like so many others, I started reading The Nine Lives of Chloe King because I saw the show, which I really enjoyed. Unfortunately, this turned out to be one of those situations where the show is actually better than the book. When I first opened the book I was immensely excited. It started out okay, not really as good as I expected but introductions are hard so I continued reading because I hope for more. Around 50 or 100 pages I was struggling so hard to g
Darth J
Aug 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Darth J by: Gianna
Yes, apparently I do have a thing for reading books that were the basis for cancelled supernatural teen shows. Deal with it.

So this omnibus is 3 books in one, and honestly, it's not half bad. Here's the premise: A girl finds out she has feline abilities because she is descended from an ancient race called the Mai, and it really isn't nearly as cheesy as it sounds. She has heightened senses, acrobatic balance, and retractable claws on her hands and feet.

Oh, and 9 lives too, because that's the nam
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
On this page you see a lot of good reviews and bad. But forget them all! I didn't so much choose to read the book as did I have it thrown at me like a baseball, but when it was in my hands; I looked closer. Through the first book, Chloe caught my attention in ways that I will never forget. When she discovered her new powers, I was amazed. Through the entire first book, she held my attention. Each night, I was left begging for more. Although Chloe was very... sexual... it didn't sway my feelings ...more
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-paranormal
The Nine Lives of Chloe King written by Liz Braswell writing as Celia Thomson
I have to admit that I started reading this book series for the same reason that many other people did in the last year or so…I saw the TV series. In my case it was on net flicks, well after its airing on ABC and with all ten episodes at my fingertips and the ability to look up and find out that the series had not been picked up for a second season I came to the book looking for, originally answers; after reading the re
Sep 17, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody and Nothing. Ever.
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May 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I've been anticipating this book ever since I heard about the show ABC family is making based on this book. I've read many books about shape shifting, but none were about a person who suddenly develops cat-like abilities!

To be honest, the book was just satisfactory. The plot was pretty
good, there was a decent amount of information and action so it wasn't exactly boring. But what made this book just OK for me was the way the story was told. It was like, one chapter would be just information abo
Sep 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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My personal Pandora's box, is cliffhangers. I will know that a book is not very good, that I could be spending my time reading infinity better things, and yet, once cracked, I MUST KNOW. I may not even like the written characters, I may not like the plot, or find any redeeming qualities in the book, but some compulsive part of me, MUST READ ON.

This personal Pandora's box, had some help from TV. I Netflixed through the series, and found it shockingly shallow. But it ended, with a cliffhanger, wit
Maili Lampe
Oct 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Nine Lives of Chloe King
My friends and I always used to joke around about what it would be like to be part cat part girl. Having paws being able to leap from place to place and running fast, what could be bad about it?
Chloe King was once a normal teenage girl. Although she was originally adopted from Russia and her father had left her and her mom when she was young, she had a normal life. She had two best friends, Amy and Paul, and they did everything together. On her birthday, Chloe Amy a
Annemarien Faraminan
I picked up The Nine Lives of Chloe King because of all the new television series. I figured since I liked the TV series I may like the books. I was afraid that it would be the same as Vampire Dairies on CWTV in which nothing is the same, but decided to hope. I took the new omnibus featuring all three novels, hoping I could get a head start on the series before it further progressed. However surprise, surprise it was completely deferent.

At the beginning of the book they introduced Chloe as a no
Jul 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: young adults, adults
I love the TV show, so I've decided to read the books. Got three books in one for under $10 brand new. Not bad. Seems good so far. I just hope my godkids read it when I'm done

Well, I change my mind about giving it to my godkids. They're too young for the content. The first and second book (Fallen and Stolen) were decent, but the third book (Chosen) didn't do anything to complete the story. I definitely like the actual TV show better. Braswell failed to develop the other characters and she introd
Jun 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read this in part because of the TV show coming out, and found that, indeed, it is very good. I think it could have used a little bit less foul language, which I found a bit shocking, but oh well. They're 16, it's kind of expected. This book gave me a chance to laugh at the astonishment of my friends, who seemed to think that it was insane that I finished a 771 page book in under 2 days.
I love the idea of cat people. That's incredibly awesome, and now I want to turn into a cat person. The Mai
Pauline C
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Grade/interest level: Middle school- high school
Reading level: young Adult
Genre: fantasy, drama, action
Main Characters: Chloe, The Mai, The Order of the Tenth Blade
Setting: modern day, secret groups in the world
POV: 1st person

Chloe King is just a teenage girl, has a job, fights with her mom, and has guy troubles. On her 16 birthday she finds that she has claws! Later Chloe has a blue-eyed murder trying to kill her and a secret that even she doesn't know about.
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The ending was AMAZEINGGGGGG
Julie H.
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
In the midst of a 1,000-mile multi-phased move last summer, we stopped for the night at a hotel to sleep and give our freaked-out cat some "away time" from highway driving. (You're absolutely right. She's only four and probably shouldn't have been driving anyway.) While channel flipping at the hotel, I came upon an episode of a show I'd previously neither seen nor heard of titled "The Nine Lives of Chloe King." I watched, was moderately interested, and saw the note in the credits stating that it ...more
Melyssa Winchester

Title: The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Author: Celia Thomson
Series or Standalone: Omnibus Series: Nine Lives Of Chloe King 1-3
Rating: 3 Stars ***


The first thing I want to state from the very beginning is that at the time of watching the show, I had no idea that there was a book written first, so I went into this book because the show and it’s abrupt cancellation made me a big enough fan that I wanted to see exactly where it all started.

Doing it that way may have nailed this book right from
Okay so I really had a hard time rating this book because it is an omnibus and I had different feelings for each of the individual stories. Also, I hadn't seen the series so my review is based solely on the book. What I basically did was rate each story individually, then solved for the mean score.

The Chosen I rated this 4 stars because I liked it a lot. I liked the concept of Chloe dying and becoming reborn with a whole new personality and kick-ass abilities. She was still pretty whiny but she
Rebecca Perkins
Dec 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Like many people I purchased the book because I saw the wonderful tv show. The show was the only reason I picked up the book and why I attempted to soldier through it. I have read A LOT of YA books in my life but this had to be one of the worst.

In the first book we are introduced to the main character, Chloe King, and she is very unlikable from the start. She is self centered, irresponsible, and has none of the qualities of a good main character. Most of the first book was just an introduction i
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There was a show based on these books? I have no idea why anyone would want to turn these books into a show (or maybe it was the other way around) but it’s certainly very surprising.

Anyway. On to the books. We meet Chloe King, a regular girl. Until she falls down a cliff of some sorts, dies and…comes back to live. Chloe meets two guys shortly after another, and immediately falls for both of them (yep, you can already
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it
The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Brazwell contains the three Chloe King books previously written under the pen name Celia Thomson. This is a MASSIVE book. The three books together make for a book so large that it takes two hands to hold (and isn't going to work in the bathtub). If you've got an e-reader I'd suggest buying the digital copy even if it is more expensive.

The Nine Lives of Chloe King starts out with Chloe falling off of the Coit Tower on her sixteenth birthday. Aside from a little
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Fallen
Is the first of the trilogy. Braswell does a great job of building the characters and creating the atmosphere. At the end of this book there were so many more questions then answers. And by so many I mean it was a book of questions. Questions about what Chloe was and about the relationships between everyone. It was a great start to the series.

The Stolen
The second book was CRAZY. There was so much action, so much excitement, yet it was still building the story. Through the entire series
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Story was good but really upset how things turned out:( I actually liked the show better than the book.
Amy Jones
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Nine Lives of Chloe King is about a teenage girl who learns she is a descendent of an ancient society made up of God - like beings. Specifically referred to as the Mai, this group of supernatural cat people are said to be the children of Sehkmet. Not only does Chloe discover that she isn't human she also learns that she is the Chosen One, a very special figure in her ancestral legacy. If this isn't overwhelming enough she finds herself at the top of the hit list for The Order of the Tenth Bl ...more
Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
I don't really know what to say about this book...

Ok, I guess after watching the series the book seemed kind of dry! Don't get me wrong i usually prefer the book version over any film or tv series version (big exception the Vampire Diaries series!!!:)), but this time I just couldn't get into it.

Some of the following might be considered spoilers!!!!

To begin with, Chloe seems rather selfcentered and egotistical. Her relationships with her friends are completely superficial and everything she does
Dear modern guilty pleasure YA books, why does the third book always suck? Seriously. What the fuck is up with that?

Okay, so first of all a brief summary. Chloe is a "typical" (we'll come back to this) teenager who finds out her biological mother and she herself is a cat person known as the Mai. Tada! Told you it would be brief.

So, while book 1 and 2 were full of entertainment value. I had to regularly pretend that Chloe was 18 or 20. There was just waaaaay too much sex for me to be comfortabl
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read these books after the series came out on abc family, hooked me, and then got canceled.
The premise of this book is very interesting and original, and that's why I really wanted to like this book. For the most part, this book was interesting and entertaining, but I felt that at the end of the whole thing, it felt rushed and like nothing except the feud was really concluded. The main character was also kind of awkward by being a little too loose lipped at points as well as a little too forw
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Celia Thomson and Tracy Lynn are pseudonyms of Liz Braswell.

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The Nine Lives of Chloe King (3 books)
  • The Fallen (The Nine Lives of Chloe King #1)
  • The Stolen (The Nine Lives of Chloe King #2)
  • The Chosen (The Nine Lives of Chloe King #3)
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