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The Childe

(The Childe #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  731 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Cat Colvin
Average Teenager?
Or Something Else Entirely?

Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager. Sure, she’s taller than most girls, has a mane of fiery red hair that’s impossible to tame, is left-handed, and her eyes are two different colors, but that’s where the differences end... unless you include the minor detail of her slow transformation into a
Paperback, First, 304 pages
Published February 18th 2011 by C.A. Kunz
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Abbi Glines
My absolute favorite thing about The Childe is how we get inside so many different character’s heads and see the storyline develop through several points of view. Cat Colvin is the main character in the book and she is anything but ordinary even if she is convinced that she is nothing special. Her relationship with Ryan also intrigued me and I hope we get to see this get more in-depth (hint hint Adam. Let Carol have her way please) I adore the colorful cast of friends and how incredibly in tune ...more
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Childe is definitely a mix of everything one could want in a Ya Paranormal. A well written, story, with a smooth flowing storyline that will not only have you reader in a frenzy but have you friskily reading right till the very end. Why – because you will want to know what *The Childe * is and why – who – what – where and why !!! Your intrigued right !!

The descriptions put forth are well described, easily envisaged and even the emotions have left nothing but for our imagination to run forth
Oct 31, 2012 rated it did not like it
One of the more entertaining aspects of reading the free ebooks that come my way way thanks to my wife’s regular perusal of Pixels of Ink is that I get to read published authors whose writing, in many ways, is worse than my own.

Take, for example, the story of The Childe, by mother-son writing team C.A. Kunz. They try really hard in this book to play into the supernatural market as geared towards the younger set. Maybe they succeed, if their 5-star Amazon ratings are to be believed. But there is
Michele(mluker) Luker
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An incredible story that will keep you gasping for more, and more!!

The childe is hunted. They are not supposed to exist.

Cat is a typical teenager who is sheltered by her parents. After convincing her parents, she finally attends public school where she tries to fit in. On her first day, she has a run in with a group that gives her a hard time, and continues to torment her. Why? She’s new, and has not caused any problems.

Cat starts experiencing strange dreams that seem weird but real, and at rand
Nicole Storey
Aug 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
I gave this book one star for two reasons: the authors have blatantly ignored the reviews that state how poorly edited this book is. No PROFESSIONAL author would ever do that. A PROFESSIONAL author would want to put out the best book possible for their readers. These authors don't seem to care in the slightest that their book is sloppy, random words like 'tote' pop up all throughout the manuscript, and much of the book is filler. The second reason is that obviously these authors have no idea wha ...more
Aug 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
I finished it! barely...the writing style (juvenile), lack of editing, head hopping, and flat out lack of a plot made this book almost impossible to like. the characters are one dimentional, and it seems like the authors often forgot about characters (every time Julie was mentioned it took me several moments to remember who she was), only to have them abruptly show up.

the worst part of the book was the head hopping. it made the story choppy and hard to follow. you couldn't tell, almost from para
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My review:

I absolutely loved The Childe! It was well written; it caught my attention from the first pages. C.A. Kunz did something that only very good authors do – the book kept me behind it and I did not put it away until the last page was turned. And I wanted to read it again!

Regarding the plot:

The setting was wonderfully created. Even though it is about high school girl and about her coming to age, it has so many interesting and intriguing plots, so it does not seem as a usual high-school or
Mireille Chester
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Alright, so... what did I not like about the book? They go by the names of Kirsten, Isaac, and Amelia. Oh, and Mr. Crawley. Of course, I wasn't supposed to like them, so I'm not sure if that point counts. Other than that, nothing. This book was brilliant. Carol and Adam Kunz are a talented pair of writers that have a knack for descriptions and a way of getting into their charachters' heads. And they do. One of the things I loved about the book was the way we got to see how this story occured thr ...more
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So I finished reading The Childe last week and I must say I'm impressed. I never though that two authors who write together, can write such an amazing book. I loved their style of writing, making a book so easy to read. Thanks for that.
So the novel tells the story of Cat Colvin, and her transformation into The Childe. I won't tell you what is THE CHILDE, read the book and you will find out. I don't want spoilers. So, she is pretty much a ordinary teenager with crazy friends. I must say that sh
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: utopya-con-2013
AWESOME!!!!!!! if you really wanna know what i thought of it here is the review on my blog @ My Pathway to Books ...more
Dec 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cat Colvin started off her freshman year at Astoria High filled with excitement to finally be attending school with her lifelong friends and to no longer be forced into going to private school. But the thrill of starting over quickly fades.

Right from the start things go wrong.

Cat makes an enemy of the dangerous and hot-tempered Isaac, gets the attention of Kirsten, a girl looking only to befriend her to get closer to her brother, draws the animosity of Mr. Crawley, a math teacher with a chip on
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
3.5-4/5 stars

This was such a fun, interesting, new book! There were many great characters, a ton of mystery, and a hint of romance. Mix this all together and you get a lovely book known as The Childe.

At first I was really confused with where this book was going (in fact, I am still a bit confused by it but I will get to that part later!). The writing style definitely took some getting used to. I would get really lost when we would be following one character, learning about everything they do & e
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I gave this 5/5 stars on my blog

The Childe is an amazing debut novel from mother & son writing duo, Carol & Adam Kunz (C.A.Kunz). Right from the start The Childe had me gripped, I couldn't put it down. I knew from the first time I read the description of the book that it was a book I would really enjoy!

Cat us your typical high school student with typical teenage issues. However the other slight issue is Cat (unknownly) is slowly mestamorphoing into The Chi
Kerry-Ann (A Bookish Redhead)
Review on my blog:http://readinglittlebitofeverything.b...

Cat Colvin

Average Teenager?

Or Something Else Entirely?

I recieved this book from the author for review.

The Childe is a phenomenal read by mother and son duo Carol and Adam Kunz, it's exquisitely tasteful with just enough bite to satisfy your taste buds.

The Childe is told mainly through character Cat Colvin. A strong minded highly likable 16 year old teenager. After attending a private school with one of her besfriends who is Julie. The pa
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
An intriguing paranormal debut that meshes together mystery, romance, and adds a unique spin to a the vampire world.

I really enjoyed getting to meet Cat, and her good group of friends. They were just fun characters to meet, and I liked that many of them came across as genuine, though I'm sure a few of them may surprise me in the sequel. I liked that each of the characters introduced into the story, good or bad, seem to have a purpose in the story. A few of them added to the story's over all mys
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing

my thoughts

cover : i love the cover. think its pretty unique. i like how the full moon is in the background and Cat's silhouette in front of it [i have a thing for redheads/gingers fictional and non fictional]the cover depicts a scene of the book i think.also like the font and the placement of the title.

book: i was happy when i got a email in which it was announced that i won it at a booktour.after 2 months of shipping it arrived

we get thrown in the prologue. its in a medieval setting and ha
Kristina Circelli
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm a big fan of the paranormal, and especially of supposedly "mythical" creatures (I say supposedly because I believe in them all although others rarely do). So knowing what I did going into "The Childe," I was excited for another dose of magic and mystery.

One thing I really liked about this book is that the major plot points (who/what Cat is, etc) are not completely obvious from the beginning. You have to keep reading to figure out what happens, and the events that take place make you want to
Ana Lucía
May 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Childe is the first book in a fantasy series with a very promising future. The premise of the book is fantastic, filled with mystery in every chapter. The storyline flows so easily that I didn’t even notice when I was halfway through the book in just a couple of hours.

There were many characters, all of whom were very likeable. I love how each one of them had different personalities and I found myself laughing with Cat and her friends at some of the moments they share. The story unfolds throu
Kate Fuentes
Jan 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cat Colvin, a typical teen who loves to spend time with her friends and is excited about starting a new school, but one thing sets her apart from the rest and she doesn't even know it.

Cat has lived a sheltered life and has attended a private school until this year when her parents relented to her wishes and enrolled her into a public school. New beginnings from every direction are about to take hold of Cat and some are from a dark place. She discovers strange happenings occurring in her life be
Melissa Portillo
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
There are very few books I read were I adore the main character but this is what happened when I met Cat Colvin. She is strong, yet caring and very quirky with an awesome set of friends.
Straight away we find out that there is a secret when it comes to Cat that must be protected.

We also learn of another group that's not to be messed with, Isaac and his friends have there own secret which is some how tied to Cat and there instant dislike to her.
Isaac is the perfect villain with the bad attitude a
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book would have been a solid '3' with the surprisingly addicting writing, the entertaining but glacier slow many average PNRs, it's basically an extremely long prologue wrapped up in a first book package. I would be so much more excited about it if all of the formatting errors weren't present. The book reads like a first draft that was immediately set to press. On every page there were probably five plus commas missing. Not to mention at least two extremely obvious inconsis ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
HOLY COW!!! This book is EPIC! I could not put this book down because I was so caught up in Cat's World that it was hard to put down. I also really LOVE the fact that this book was written by a mother and son is Incredible!

So without further ado here is my review.......

We all know what it is like to start high school. Well Cat and her friends are beginning their Freshman year at high school and are nervous. They are not really sure what to expect but they are ready to start a new era and conquer
May 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I purchased The Childe on a whim. The premise of the book sounded intriguing. A coming of age story with a supernatural element.

I really felt that Cat (the main character) and her friends were very believable. The whole high school aspect of the story felt very real to me. From pre-school jitters, to dances and sporting events, slumber parties that ended in sugar comas, the school bully, clichés, butterflies for the cute boy in school, to the teacher you swear has it in for you. All of it broug
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My review: I will never get tired of paranormal books. EVER. Especially the newest ones that are mixing vampires, werewolves, witches, wizards and ghosts into their books. The Childe included at least 2 of these (spoiler free ya know) that is all I will say! I loved this book. It was such a page turner. I loved living in Cat's world. I really felt like I was too. The characters were so easy to relate to (even the one's your not supposed to)!

The description of all the places in the book was so v
Mickey Reed
Jun 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young YA readers, Supernatural fans
Shelves: 2011, author-review
Thanks SO much to Carol and Adam Kunz for sending me a signed print copy of this book and a bunch of awesome swag (look for the giveaway soon!). Now here is my honest review:

This book is definitely for a younger set. Cat is fifteen and just starting freshman year at a new high school. She already has a bunch of friends, but her parents are pretty protective (and for good reason). Cat is special, but she doesn't know it yet. This book is about the manifestation of her abilities as a Childe. She m
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
Ooh I loved this, I was constantly kept guessing. But oh the ending, so many unanswered questions! I need the next one like now! But I found the premise of the book so cool and that fact that I didn't have everything figured out right away was fun. It really was a great paranormal and the mythology was really interesting to me. I can't wait to see where it will go in the next book and what will happen. Like I said I still have a lot of questions and I hope the next installment will answer them. ...more
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Despite minor editing errors (spacing and quotation marks), I was addicted to this book. It has a lot of mystery, some romance, a ton of different relationships (parents/children, brother/sister, friends, etc), and hints of the supernatural - I'm thinking werewolves or vampires at this point!

There are many, many characters, and you get to know some of them better than others. What you don't know about them will keep you guessing! I especially loved the main character's name; I can't emphasize th
Regina Linton
Aug 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: home
I won this book in a contest in July and was so excited. This book was very fun and exciting. Cat goes to high school and catches the eye of one of the hottest guys there, Ryan Beckford. It becomes a huge problem knowing that he is part of a group of the most feared kids in school lead by Isaac. Ryan however, is not as rebellious or mean as they are which is part of the pull that Cat feels toward him. Trying to distinguish why he hangs out with such hateful people is beyond her.

Cat is trying to
This book left me guessing until the very end. I know that sounds really cheesey and from a blurb on the back of a book, but it is the truth. The story is very interesting with the choice of subjects and how smoothly the story came together and flowed in the story telling. I think that the author is smart to make Kat's birth parents unknown to her as well her blood line. Although the characters did step on the ends of my nerves a few times, I purely enjoyed the complexity of the characters and h ...more
Courtney Cole
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This part of the review is from my daughter, Bella, in her own words:

The Childe has a lot of mystery and secrets. Cat Colvin finds out that she is a Childe, an interesting paranormal creature. She finds out that someone she's never even met is out to kill her. She has a choice of going with her vampire relatives to keep her safe or to stay at home with the family that she loves. She finds out that the guy that she likes is a bit shy and unique- so he turns out to not be what he seems. I loved t
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