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Chrysalis (Chrysalis #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
In the annals of dysfunctional families, the Chisholm’s are working their way to the top. Drug abuse, an unwed mother with multiple fathers, and the questionable cash flow for the 'pretty one'. All this from a seemingly normal, two parent middle class family. But were the choices truly made of their free will?

Bad choices are a Chisholm family trait, one that confounds the
Paperback, 1, 436 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Rebel Ink Press LLC (first published April 15th 2012)
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John Hundley
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
First of all I think I need to defend myself for reading so much paranormal YA lately. I’m really too old for this stuff, but there is just something about sixteen year old girls, already crazy by definition, being imbued with supernatural powers. They make for the greatest characters, and so I have fallen in love with any number of Rose’s, Sydney’s, Caia’s, and Elena’s over the past year or so. And now I guess I’ll need to add Ellie to the list, the young heroine of Michel Prince’s Chrysalis.
Romance Novels in Color
Chrysalis, by Michel Prince, is a New Adult (NA) paranormal book. This book is about two teenagers, Eleanor (Ellie) a white volleyball player and Oscar, a black three letter athlete. The setting of a high school, where the main characters are a sophomore and senior, would lead one to believe this was a young adult(YA) book. The content of this book is not appropriate for the Young Adult genre, despite the setting, which is why this book is better classified as New Adult. This book is over 200 pa ...more
Yvonne (The Shadow Realm)
This was a very moving and thought-provoking novel. The issues that are addressed are heartbreaking and are dealt with in a very real and honest way. Even though this is a paranormal read, it is also very true to life and could easily pass for a contemporary if the paranormal aspect was removed.
I loved both Ellie and Oscar. They are were perfect for each other. They both have a past that they need to confront if they are to have any hope of a happy future together. Ellie is a very vulnerable and
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Whenever I'm asked by an author to review a book I never read the reviews that the book has, purely because I don't want what I have to say or what I'm about to read to be influenced by what someone else has thought of it. However, I do have a quick scroll down through Goodreads and Amazon just to check how popular the book is. And what surprised me when I did that with Chrysalis was that it has very few reviews. And do you know why that surprised me? Because this book was so amazingly good!!! I ...more
Lynelle Clark
Since it is a paranormal story I was hoping for some interesting read from page 1 but as the story progress and I learn more about the characters Ellie and Oscar there was nothing paranormal about the young people meeting and starting to date. Maybe too serious than I would like from such an young girl but seeing this is the trend in many YA novels I would leave it at that.
Both characters had their own interests excelling in their sports, supporting each other and the budding romance intensified
Sara Bree High
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
By Michel Prince
Reviewed by Bree High

When you say the word dysfunctional a picture of Ellie's family should come up! I was blown away with everything that takes place behind the front door. Ellie might as well not ever be in the room for lack of attention she gets from her parents. Her sisters, well they tend to be on the wild side. She also has a drug abusing brother. The list goes on and it fuels Ellie Chisolm. Her goal is not be like ANY of them!

Oscar Jeffreys the hottest guy in
Apr 12, 2013 rated it liked it
I gave this book a 3 star rating instead of a 4 star rating for 2 reasons.

1. Based on the book description and cover I thought I was going to be reading a YA book. This IS NOT a YA book. The main plot of the book is defiantly geared toward YA/teen readers, but the extremely detailed descriptions of the romantic scenes are more than I expected from a YA book. The About the Author in the back of the book & on Goodreads say "Michel writes YOUNG ADULT and adult paranormal romance." But after loo
Carrie Ardoin
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure if I read a different blurb on this book, or just forgot what it was about before I got around to reading it, but this book completely blindsided me--in a weirdly good way. I had no idea that the supernatural parts were coming...this novel actually kind of read like two different books after the truth came out!

I was enjoying all of it though. Ellie is alright, a little neurotic, moody, but she's barely sixteen so that's to be expected. Oscar is amazing. He's extremely patient and un
Tricia Drammeh
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for older teens. Ellie is a strong, yet vulnerable heroine who not only faces the unique challenges posed by a demon out to destroy her family, but also faces typical issues faced by ordinary teens. The dialogue and exchanges between the teens are realistic, and many of the situations seem genuine.

Oscar is an intriguing combination of player and Boy Scout, but with Ellie, he is willing to shed his player image and explore a real relationship. He's been hurt in the past and
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Michel pens "Chrysalis" as a nice love story about first loves with strong characters filled with emotion. The plot moved a bit slow for me in the beginning but once I hit around the 5th or 6th chapter things started picking up a bit. All in all it was an enjoyable read that I would recommended to all YA readers.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Shah Wharton
Jan 15, 2013 rated it liked it
The beginning of the book revealed a few great characters and the usual high-school environment of a YA novel. I enjoyed the multicultural relationship angle of the lead characters. It didn't make much difference to me personally, but I enjoyed the idea of breaking barriers in younger readers.

I instantly connected to Ellie and Oscar, so I knew no matter what, I'd enjoy the book. There were two things about it I didn't like though. Firstly, it delved far too much into sports for my liking. The le
Romance Novels in Color
Chrysalis, by Michel Prince, is a New Adult (NA) paranormal book. This book is about two teenagers, Eleanor (Ellie) a white volleyball player and Oscar, a black three letter athlete. The setting of a high school, where the main characters are a sophomore and senior, would lead one to believe this was a young adult(YA) book. The content of this book is not appropriate for the Young Adult genre, despite the setting, which is why this book is better classified as New Adult. This book is over 200 pa ...more
Buffy Kennedy
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
In most of my reviews, I try to start and end on a good note and bury the iffiness in the middle somewhere. However, this time I’m going to come right out with the bad news. The passage of time threw me a bit. When it felt like a few weeks had passed, it turns out a couple months have gone by, and vice versa. Thankfully, some landmarks are thrown in there, such as homecoming, Christmas, etc. Also, there was a severe lack of editing (words missing, repeated, etc), but I’m hoping that was simply d ...more
Librarian Judith
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Look up the word "dysfunctional" in the dictionary and you will see a picture of the Chisholm family--the parents are disconnected from their children, not caring whether their youngest daughter is home or not (she stays out overnight several times with the parents apparently not noticing), a drug addict for a son, a daughter who has children with multiple fathers, and another daughter who has questionable sources of money. Then there's Ellie.

Ellie has discovered that the star basketball player,
Raina Collins
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock

I give it 4.5 fangs.

Chrysalis: Book One of the Chrysalis Series by Michel Prince. I would suggest this book for young adults and adults.

Ellie “Eleanor” is the main character. She comes from a family that has issues. Oscar is her soon to be boyfriend. He is the star athlete at their school. She is a sophomore and he is a senior in high school. They fall for each other almost immediately. Even though one is white and the other is black, race is
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
My teenage daughter read this book from start to finish in one sitting ... Not a peep from her room. When she emerged it was a tornado of when and how she was going to get the sequel. There had to be a sequel, lol.
She noticed mistakes that somehow made it through the editing process, but didn't care. I spoke to The author at a book signing and she apologized and said that they had been fixed (the editing issues in our copy were the only reason I gave it 4 stars).
My daughter is going to flip, s
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~Received For An Honest Review~

Not sure how much closer to reality a book can get, but this one hit it! The reality of this story so many have experience within their own lives and families. It's well written, easy to follow and just that dang good!

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Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

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