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(Alaska Teen #1)

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  20 reviews
All her life, Samantha has felt a little awkward, like she belonged somewhere else - certainly not the cold blue mountains of Alaska. Her feelings are confirmed when a Ghost tells her a little story about her past and who she really is: a Sign.

But the Palace is in danger, and its leader must know the story that Samantha has forgotten. The story about Zac and the high schoo
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Published July 14th 2011 by Createspace (first published July 9th 2011)
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May 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure if some of my issues are due to the digital copy I received, or if they were actually 'printed' that way.
So I am going to go on the assumption that it was just my copy.

I thoroughly Enjoyed this story!
A few minor grammatical and spelling errors here and there, but nothing to detract from the story.
I will admit that I was a little confused in the beginning with all the character switches, but as I continued, it easily flowed to together and cleared up my confusion.

I never would
May 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had a really hard time with this book and I'm trying to figure out how to review it. To start with, maybe I missed the connection, but I don't understand the cover at all. Looks extremely Wizard of Oz to me but I'm not sure how or if that ties into the book. I have to say I really liked the beginning, even if it did just sort of throw you into the middle of things without much of an explanation. What I didn't like was that we didn't read anything else pertaining to the beginning at all. I unde ...more
Sannie Hald
I was so lucky (lucky and lucky, well it can be argued!) to receive a review copy of this book by entering the Read It & Read at the Shut up & Read goodreads group.

At 25% I had to stop reading this book. It was just too darn confusing for me. And I have to ask, has this book been edited? As it really does not seem like it. Then there are Greek Gods and ghost and whatever in the beginning, and suddenly we have to encounter Zac and Sam's meeting from so many different teenager's point of v
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Rating - 4

I was hoping for more paranormal stuff and explanations so hopefully that's in the next book. The title is perfect, I felt like I was transported back to high school with all the unique groups trapped within it's walls. I loved the different POV's, it really helped with the character development. It felt like I really got to know each character. I was a bit disappointed that the location (Alaska) wasn't mentioned until half way through the book so if you didn't know the series name you
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-review, ya
I want to start by saying I didn't dislike this story - there were a several interesting bits, which I will point out in a bit - but there were some major issues I had with it that really impacted my reading experience:

-the formatting on my ereader caused me some problems - a lot of apostrophes turned into question marks, and while I could see the original pagination from the author, the pages in the epub didn't match at all. There were some interesting forays into italics that didn't seem to ma
Betsy Payne
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-owns, ebook
When I first started reading this book, I was very confused at the beginning where there are God and Goddess, ghosts, and Seeker and Sign, and demigods) up until a ghost made Sam remember everything about what happened to her and handed over the progress report to Zeus, a God of all gods and goddess. Zeus then "look into" Sam's mind and experience her life firsthanded, like Harry Potter did with Pensive (if you all know what I mean). Then the story started off on her first introduction to Zac an ...more
The Characters:
The protagonist of the book, Samantha "Sam", wasn't fairly well written in the sense that you could tell her what emotions were and, most the time, why she felt the way she did... most the time. Her personality on the other hand made her seem shallow though not conceited and there were some parts in the story that had me confused about her personality. Jacob, the main protagonist of the story, had a very visible personality, he was either bipolar or a psychopath, and I go for the
May 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-count-2012
This was interesting to say the least. Very different from what I usually read. There are a couple of reasons why I gave it a two star rating and not a three. I'll list them below.

Firstly, I was a bit lost in the plot. The prologue didn't really fit in with the rest of the book - agreeing with someone else - it should have been placed at the end. Secondly, there was a lot of background in there. It wasn't until halfway through, that I finally started getting into it. Most of the background could
Ruth B
Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Teenagers just as it title says is about this group of teenagers. Although at first the book presents Samantha and her story as a Sign, when she began to remember this is put to one side. This is the story of everything that happened way before she found out what she is.
At first it was a little hard follow the change of narrator, because we read from every character's point of view (and there are more than six of them). But after you get all the characters and understand who is who, the story be
Elsa Carrion
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good story not what I expected at all. I was a little confused in the beginning but it cleared up after the first chapter. I thought it was going to be a typical boy meets girl in high school and fall in love story, which I like. But it was that and so much more, a little reality mix in with a little mythological. The story has several characters but two main one which are Zac and Sam. Zac has had a terrible childhood but deals with it the best he can. He is a good kid that tries to bette ...more
At first I was a bit lost in the plot of the story and how it was put together. That been said about a quarter into the book I finally got what was going on. But it wasn't until two thirds into it that it really got my attention.

It isn't very often that you come across an author who uses their really REAL life experiences to write a book with a twist here and there. I liked how it all came to and how Samantha Steele got around to write the others point of view.

Something a didn't liked was the
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teenagers is a Read 2 Review book that I recovered from the author Samantha Steele for free in order for an honest review.

So right off the bat I am seriously confused. At first the book is talking about gods and goddesses then it goes into present day with teenagers at night school. It keeps bouncing back from character to character, I have no idea who is taking. Hopefully it gets better.

Okay so by the end of the novel it redeemed itself. I really enjoyed it near the end and am excited for what
Jun 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
As the story started I was very into it. It seemed intriguing and mysterious. But than the story changed it became a lot of teenagers' voices and how they think. I had a few pauses to think back when I was a freshman in high school and if it was really how I thought. lol it was a good flash back I must say. There was just too much of she's hot and she's a slut or dressed to slutty for a 13 yr old in my opinion. It was def interesting to go back n forth in different characters head. It was just n ...more
Paige Bleu
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book blew my mind! Right from the start it got exciting, then just when I thought I had a pretty good idea what the 'mood' would be, and how it would all play out....Sam threw me for a loopy d loop. It was such a fun ride, the way she wrote from so many different perspectives. I don't think I've ever read anything done in that style before. But I LoVeD it! It was really funky and a little grimy. Almost like getting ping ponged into all these people's head space. I almost felt like a voyuer! ...more
Jun 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: june-2012
The book starts out after the "incident" has happened. We are never really told what the "incident" is that makes Sam lose her memory. Sam and friends are typical teenage girls interested in the opposite sex. When the guy that Sam is interested in goes to another school and ignores her messages, she begins dating his best friend. The highlight of the year is Joan Jett performing at the prom. After the prom, everything goes wrong though.

The book could use some editing. There are missing words and
May 28, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well this book was an intresting read to say the least, the plot was unexpected if a little hard to get into at first.
Besides the few grammatical errors here or there the book was easy to read, even though grasping all the different species and characters at first was really confusing.
In my opinion the book didnt have a WOW factor nothing to keep me gripped and just continue to read the book until the end. That's not to say I didnt like the book though the story was a refreshing change from cu
Caron Rider
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whew! This story is a roller coaster ride of suspense! To me for a book to be good, you need to want to know more about the characters at the end, and this definitely left me wanting to know more. While it has some supernatural elements, overall the story seemed very real—authentic feeling dialogue and teen interaction. It’s a little light on description but the author switched perspectives (though always in 1st person) from character to character, which I thoroughly appreciated—I liked getting ...more
Mrs. Northman Not that Sookie girl :) Not that Sookie girl :)
Hey this is chase, I read this on my moms read it & reap, I loved it. I like how you used poplar music like all time low to help with the personalities of the people in the book. And I liked how I could relate to the kids in the book, with one working at hotopic and one being a total metal head, well I guess the majority of them are metal but I liked it. The story worked out really well except for the whole zac thing. That was really sad, I wished things had turned out better for him in the ...more
Angel Starr
Ok. To me this book wasn't very carefully thought out before it was written. It was very confusing in the beginning because of the way it started off. I kept reading hoping that things would turn around and I would be able to get into the book. But then it kept jumping from one person to the other, basically repeating itself over and over. And the story itself seemed to be rushed. I have to admit that the ending left me wondering what's going to happen now. But over all I was not impressed and d ...more
Morgan Schell
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I was going a little back and forth about just how I feel about this book. In the end, well 30% through it I decided I liked it. Funny and made me remember all those moments I dealt with while in high school, and then some! The paranormal sections are really only in the very beginning and the end of the book, which is disappointing and unexpected, but I still overall enjoyed this one. Onto the following book in the series!
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