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Energy

(The Energy Chronicles #1)

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As teenagers, Brighton and Lilian live quiet, peaceful and uncomplicated lives in a remote mountain village called Four Mountains. Before they can explore their feelings for each other, a dark secret about Lilian’s past rips their world apart. Brighton finds himself fighting for the girl he loves as well as his own life while simultaneously discovering an even bigger secre ...more
Hardcover, 414 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Xlibris Corporation
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Katy
Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of fantasy
Recommended to Katy by: LibraryThing
Shelves: librarything-win
Book Info: Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Reading Level: Young Adult

My Thoughts: An interesting idea with a strong moral to the story, but one that requires a bit more work. The main problem with this book is that is reads like a movie – there is very little description or narrative, and the plot is moved along primarily with the use of dialogue. It also suffers from telling rather than showing, which leaves what could have been a richly lush story falling a bit flat. The characters really don’t have
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Willow Cross
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Okay, you can surely see by now I don't do spoilers. I don't often do reviews either. I just finished this and WOW!!!! Let me start by saying I am a HUGE Terry Brooks fan. Even though I generally stick to writing urban fantasy, Epic Fantasy is very near and dear to my heart.

M.J.'s writing reminds me so much of Terry Brooks!!! I love the phrasing, the characters, and world he's created. I will definitely be purchasing the next one as soon as it is released.
Books
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I can honestly say that this book hooked me from the very first page.

“Energy” is filled with take-your-breath-away shocking moments, heart stopping suspense, surprising twists, humor, plenty of action, romance and adventure. All the ingredients necessary to keep you turning the pages as fast as you can. It is a well-written, easy to read book, with a unique and interesting plot, which takes you on a journey to a world where even the moralities of the good guys can be twisted by power and greed.

I
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Wanda Hartzenberg
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Energy by MJ Schutte.

Energy is a novel written within the fantasy genre.

Rating
I give this a book a 6/5 star rating.
How and why?
Simple. Not only would I recommend this book to any fantasy reader. I would proudly buy it as a present for my dearest friends. Thus the 6 star rating.

Book synopsis:
Energy is the story of the boy next door. Brighton, the hero of the story together with his one true love, Lillian. He was brought up in a secluded farming community cut of from the outside world. It tak
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Ressa Empbra
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those of you who are intrigued by the unknown...
Recommended to Ressa by: Won from the author
I give Energy, by M.J. Schutte a 5-Star Rating!!

I won this amazing e-book by simply 'liking' M.J.'s Facebook Page, apparently I was one of the right numbers. You can't beat a free read, moreover, you can't beat one that was as intriguing, unique and original as Energy.

It's rather lengthy, but worth every moment spent reading this suspenseful story. M.J. Schutte's imagination not only blows me away, but also tells me he will only grow better with time.

If you're an avid reader, you know that today
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Ressa Empbra
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give Energy, by M.J. Schutte a 5 Star Rating!!



I won this amazing e-book by simply 'liking' M.J.'s Facebook Page, apparently I was one of the right numbers. You can't beat a free read, moreover, you can't beat one that was as intriguing, unique and original as Energy.

It's rather lengthy, but worth every moment spent reading this suspenseful story. M.J. Schutte's imagination not only blows me away, but also tells me he will only grow better with time.

If you're an avid reader, you know that toda
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Melissa
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As teenagers, Brighton and Lilian live quiet, peaceful and uncomplicated lives in a remote mountain village called Four Mountains. They soon discover that their friendship has developed into something deeper, but before they can explore their feelings for each other, a dark secret about Lilian’s past rips their world apart. Brighton finds himself fighting for the girl he loves as well as his own life while simultaneously discovering an even bigger secret about himself.
The two young lovers simpl
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Roxanne Kade
I have to admit that I really struggled to get into this book. The story didn't flow very well and there were moments when I wish a little more effort had been put into the editing process. Although the hiccups I noticed were very slight, they were enough to distract me from reading, and at one point I was ready to put the book down, never to pick it up again. I also felt that sections of dialogue were forced and there was that tiny annoyance of characters always refering to each other by name, ...more
Julie
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ebook: Energy
Author: M J Schutte
Fiction, Paranormal,
This review may contain spoilers
I was given this by the author for an honest review
Summary: As teenagers, Brighton and Lilian live quiet, peaceful and uncomplicated lives in a remote mountain village called Four Mountains. They soon discover that their friendship has developed into something deeper, but before they can explore their feelings for each other, a dark secret about Lilian’s past rips their world apart. Brighton finds himself fightin
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all genres
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: MJ Schutte (author himself)
I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I did some crying and some laughing, this was a great roller coaster full of happiness, fun, mischief, and tears!
My all time favorite part of the book was when Lilian was getting ready to deliver the twins and Brighton is screaming because he doesnt know what to do about the situation!!
and Lilian says to Brighton
"You ended the Supremes' hold on the world, face off again numerous Dark Ones and even more untalented people without any fear but childbirth scares you
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Jacquie Talento
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This may have been a long story but it was well worth it. Schutte taught us in this story how love can conquer all.
Brighton is about 3 years older than Lily and they are constantly together. They have grown up with each other and find that they are falling in love. Then one day while out in a field, a dark cloud of smoke fills the air and goes after Brighton. Seth, the evil one, has gone to find Thomas, Brighton’s somewhat uncle for revenge and stumbles up Brighton who has a white light of ener
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Christine bonner
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"read the book i a day this i what i put about it. this is a must read, but first a few thing to do before you read the book,
1. make sure you e reader is fully charged
2 that all your house work is done, as once you start reading you wont put the book down
3 make sure that you dont have to be up for work at 7 the next morning
I started the book yesterday and could not put it down,
Thank you Wanda Hart and MJ Schutte,
i finish the at 3 am this morning and i had to get to the end to see what happen to
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Brittany
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed following Brighton, Lilian, Thomas and Clarissa throughout their journeys in Four Mountains. The author describes the characters down to the last detail, giving you an outright visualization of each one. This greatly helps when reading this book because there are so many scenes he lays out that require that visualization in order to fully know what is going on without having to go back and try to remember details. This page turner is definitely on my Top Reads list for 2012! I c ...more
Jennifer  Davis
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book right from the moment I read the first page. I immediately fell in love with the characters especially Brighton and Lillian. This book was easy to follow and I enjoyed every twist and turn of the ongoing adventure. I felt myself on a emotional landslide along with each of the characters. I laughed, cried, and even yelled a few choice words at times. I could not put this book down, I had to know what would happen next with each turn of the page. I would highly recommend this boo ...more
Beth Wright
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-read
I really loved reading this story :D Love is a beautiful thing, and fighting for it brings out some really wonderful stories, like this one. Heart's brought together at a young age are torn apart for years until they finally find each other. A psycho dad brings lots of hard times for these two. In the end everything is well worth the fight. I can not wait to see what you have instore for us readers next :)
Gillian
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic story. It's a long one but certainly doesn't feel it. There is never a dull moment, plenty of action and a bit of romance. I couldn't recomend it enough and I can't wait for the next one.
Christina
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book. I started reading it last night at about 11pm when I couldn't fall asleep and the next thing I know I've finished the book and it is 5 am. It was a good thing I had today off. I literally couldn't put it down until I'd finished.
Jenny needham
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Duncan McGonall
May 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
The plot structure is interesting and unique. Every time I thought the story was reaching a high point, there was more, and still more after that. Such a structure emphasizes the action and deemphasizes the personal journey of characters. Brighton strives to be a dynamic character and in the close background is his wife and girlfriend, who is for the most part static. The mixture of plot driven story and character driven story does not come off well. Brighton and Lilian are in love, and though n ...more
Joyce
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be an incredible surprise! I came into reading this novel expecting something along the normal lines of the paranormal genre...but was blown away by this EPIC Adventure. I could even see this being an amazing movie one day.
This book starts with just two young kids who grew up together, but it ends worlds away from anything you could possibly imagine. Brighton and Lilian face more trials and hardships than I could ever possibly imagine in just one novel....and if you are read
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Monica
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Energy was a really great and enjoyable read; you will not be disappointed!!!

I received this eBook on Energy’s Facebook page and I am so glad that I did. I fell in love with all the characters and the plot will take your breath away with all the suspense, romance, action, adventure and humor.

*May Contain Some Spoilers*

Brighton and Lily have been friends for as long as they can remember. They live in a small peaceful town called Four Mountains where everyone shares their food and lives in a norm
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Heidi
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the Author for an honest review.

I enjoyed this book but felt it was a bit slow to start. Once you get into the story line, after Brighton lives with Carmen for a few years, the story picks up and becomes a bit smoother. It can also be a bit predictable and choppy in areas with some of the characters lacking character (?) We know what Lily looks like down to her pink bows but never really know what Adri looks like or Brac, they just kind of exist in a one dimensional wor
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Linda Rollins
Aug 29, 2011 rated it liked it
This is the story of a young man and his special gift. It is a fantasy story which is simply written and uncomplicated. I think by the way that the story is written it is meant predominantly for young adults and because of this I do have some concern about the graphic nature of the many violent incidents.

It is an interesting story, analogous with many conflict situations including those such as modern day Iraq: take one violent dictator away and what becomes of the person put in his place? Who i
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Lynn Worton
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review 6******

Brighton and Lilian are two teenagers living in a small village called Four Mountains. They discover that their feelings for each other are much deeper than friendship. But before they can explore these feelings, a secret from Lilian's past rips them apart. Brighton finds himself fighting for the girl he loves and discovers an even bigger secret about himself. Brighton and Lilian just want to live in peace, but others are hunting them because of their special talents.
Brighton has t
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Autumn
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! It was so hard to put this book down, once I started reading it I just wanted to hurry up and read it but I needed to pace myself and not rush through it.
Energy was more than I expected! I really feel in love with this book because of the characters. Energy has love, and magic combined and when M.J. Schutte combined them two together it worked out greatly. The way Lillian and Brighton feel in love at such a young age and stayed in love when they were separated was amazing. There were a lo
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RaeBeth
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Energy- The Awakening by MJ Schutte is an original story with the power to pull in the reader. Brighton and Lily, the main characters, have known each other their entire lives and fell in love. Both don't realize they love each other until they are separated and told that the other has died. Once reunited, they are faced with a line of events they have to deal with in order to survive and make the world they live in a better place.

While going through the events, Brighton realizes he has powers t
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Avry15
Oct 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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originally appeared on:Bookshelf Confessions

hmmph.. first and foremost, i think the cover of the books appealed most to readers, even if they hadn't known what the story is all about... so for me, the cover isn't that appealing, but the story is unique and a wonderful sci-fi.

although other reviewers said, the characters are weak, they just became more realistic, because humans are weak so as it seems, it makes them vulnerable. although i must admit that Brighton's arrogance defined him well, and
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Lisa Markson
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My Review of 
Energy:  The Awakening 
MJ Schutte

This was an amazing book.  Once I started I didn't want to put it down.  Poor Brighton and Lilian couldn't seem to catch a break on this fantastic journey.  The have to  fight for the love that they share against everyone it seems.  First the Supremes, the Dark Ones, then normal everyday power hungry people.  Through this journey they come across many if different people who are willing to lay own their lives for them.  This book had you on the edge
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TJ
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the Energy Chronicles. It keeps us on the edge, hooked and looking forward to turning the page to see what happens next. Fast – paced, beautifully described and absolutely delightful!! The lead characters are thrown into so many difficult situations but they always seem to find their way back to each other..
This book is by far one of my favorites. It made me smile while reading! So its pretty amazing... The characters are so relatable but I have to say Mischief is my fa
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Steph at  Starry Night Book Reviews
I enjoyed reading Energy it’s a fast paced story that will not leave you bored that’s for sure. There’s always something happening. MJ has a truly unique and fresh story line as well as writing style; it was refreshing to find something different. I truly loved the charters and the Black Panthers I love big cats! This book was easy to follow and I enjoyed every twist and turn of the ongoing adventure. I laughed, cried, and even yelled at my poor Nook at times. I would highly recommend this book ...more
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