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Finding Me

(Finding Me #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Sixteen-year-old Chloe Carmichael’s perfect world is in chaos.

It’s not because she has a vision of her boyfriend murdered. And then he’s found dead exactly as she saw. It’s not because she suddenly has the ability to move objects when she’s upset. It’s kinda cool to close a door without touching it. It’s not her overbearing mother who only cares about appearances. Chloe’s
Paperback, 286 pages
Published April 2nd 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published March 27th 2014)
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**I received an e-copy of the book from the author, via Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review.**

OH MY GOD!! THE ENDING....that cliffhanger, I will die!! This book was literally AWSOMEEE. SUPERB. MINDBLOWING. I haven't read anything like this in quite a while now and the blurb was quite intriguing, so once again I couldn't resist and devoured this book.

Chloe was the daughter of a very rich family who always wanted her to obey certain rules to maintain their social status, even if that
Katy H
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of books with twists & cliffhangers
Recommended to Katy by: David Estes & YA Book Lovers Unite!, Dawn Brazil
*This book was gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

~~~I want to start by staying that, as with all my reviews, I am merely trying to leave productive feedback. I hope that no one thinks I didn't like this book because, while it may not be my absolute favorite, it is very good!~~~

I did have a couple questions left unanswered by this book but I still found it quite enjoyable.

I LOVED the opening line! It was perfect in my opinion. In fact, the entire opening sequence
Lis Carey
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: f-sf, fiction, romance
Chloe Carmichael is seventeen, rich, and mostly pretty pampered. She does have her frustrations with her mother, who is very into appearances, and has insisted that she date "the right boy,"--Zach. She and Zach regard each other as friends, but they both agree to be "boyfriend and girlfriend" to others, due to maternal pressure. She has good friends, though, likes her science classes, and figures that in another couple of years, she'll be at college and not so much under her mother's thumb.

Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Warning!!!! This has a killer cliffhanger!! ;-) Seriously, but wow, wow, WOW! What a story it was.

I went into this thinking it was going to be just an ok book. I shouldn't have done that. I know not to ever judge a book based solely on the blurb and the category it is in but sometimes we just cant help ourselves!! My mind went crazy with this book.

I thought I knew where things were going in this book but every time I even assumed I got it figured out, BOOM, it flipped on me. I couldn't keep up.
Katie ®
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I was given this book by the author to read for an honest review.

This book is fun! I am just trying to figure out how to write a review for it. As I read it I just knew what I would write. How I would write it... now I am blank. WHY? Because I can't get the book out of my head. I want to write so much, but how do I do that?

I began this book and I honestly thought it would disappoint me. However, when Chloe sees an image of the future, an ability that she has not noticed before, I became
Apr 03, 2014 rated it liked it
It’s hard for me to explain my feelings regarding this book. I really liked the plot. I think it is well structured, well paced, conceptually sound and engaging. It truly sucked me into the story and I wished I had been warned that this was a series, because I definitely want to know what happens next.

I felt the story was quite original, and was engrossed by it from the start. It made me nervous and thrilled and scared and happy.

My Favourite part was the parallel universe idea, and I don’t want
Joana Silva
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, romance
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Finding Me by Dawn Brazil was an amazing surprise. I absolutely loved it.

This is the story about Chloe who is apparently just a girl like many of other girls. Her life changes suddenly and she it takes time to understand her new self.

We follow her in her adventures, encounters, thoughts and dreams. After a tragic moment that you read about in the beginning of the book Chloe meets Chris, a new boy at school. This seems a little bit of a chiché but I think that the
Mel (Reviews In A Pinch)
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author, via Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts: Superheroes! This book seriously hit my nerdy superhero obsession and it was awesome. I could go on for awhile about all of the different parts of the sci-fi world that I love, but I don't want to digress too much from the actual review of Finding Me.

The plot was interesting. Pretty creative, especially in comparison to all of the other books/series out there with a
Alexa Nichole Demers
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This book was pretty amazing. I got sucked in right from the beginning of the story. The story was interesting and something that I have not read a lot about. Chloe’s character goes through the shock of her life and learns she has a love that has been with her across time and dimensions.

I loved that we got to see the growth of Chloe’s character. She doesn’t have her memories from another life that she was told she has lived so she has to learn everything again. She scared and doesn’t know who
Pratr- Authors
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Every teenager goes through an identity crisis. He or she has to decide if they want to make their own way in the world, or if they want to simply continue on in the manner in which they were raised. Chloe Carmicheal is no exception. She has the seemingly perfect life. Her family is well-off; she has a boyfriend that her parents approve of and a set of friends envied by the rest of the school. Chloe is a normal teenager… Or so she thought. One day, Chloe has a vision of her boyfriend being ...more
Danielle (Danniegurl)
3.5 Stars*

When I first started to read this book I was a bit bored. Chloe was a bit wooden in her speaking and the cast of characters were one demential for a while. The timeline in the story was difficult to follow at times due to the way Chloe would think and be heading to say first period then insert thinking and it's the end of the school day. Some things were very confusing in the beginning and I found myself wandering. But then about half way through the story changed and came alive, the
Amanda Shelley-Masters
Amazing Read! I couldn't put the book down! Dawn Brazil is a wonderful author I found her story most intriguing and her characters were different and absolutely wonderful. She writes with such an ease that you feel as if your right there with the characters and before you realize it you have read the whole book in one sitting.

The book is edgy as well you never know what is going to pop up next or what mystery is going to be uncovered around the corner, the cliff hanger ending leaves you needing
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
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S.F. Benson
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an e-copy of the book from the author, via Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts:

Dawn Brazil’s "Finding Me" was like a reading about a young group of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Except these supernaturals has a member with amnesia.

"Finding Me" was a creative spin on time travel and supernaturals. Brazil’s tale centers around a young girl who doesn’t remember she’s supernatural. She doesn’t remember anything about her life other than she’s a normal teen with a pretend
Kelly McClintock
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Entertaining read!

***I was given an ebook from the author, via Goodreads, for an honest review.***
First of all I'd like to thank Ms. Dawn Brazil for allowing me this opportunity to R&R her book. I give Finding Me a strong four stars. It started out grabbing my attention right from the very first chapter. Somewhere around chapter 5, I didn't want to put the book down. The storyline was unique from other books out there in this genre, which kept the story interesting. The author does a
Jennifer Bardsley
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it

Finding Me by Dawn Brazil is about a rich but easily manipulated teen named Chloe Carmichael who starts seeing visions and hearing voices. She's either going crazy (like her aunt) or has supernatural powers that other people hunt. It's the first book in a series. The sequel, Enlighten Me, just came out on December 15th.

There were a lot of things I really enjoyed about Finding Me. There's a slowly unraveling mystery that has a nice depth to it. The world building is also excellent and includes a
M. A. Hickman
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
***I received this ebook from the author, via goodreads, for an honest review***

Wow, ok first off in the beginning I was really confused, however, I am thinking that was the intention of the author and it helped me connect to the character. Then quickly this book just sucked me in to it's own little world, or worlds should I say. Ms. Brazil has this way of pulling you into the characters head/world and making you feel exactly what the character is going through. I had the sense that something
Olga Nowlin
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Finding Me by Dawn Brazil had me hooked from the beginning. I absolutely LOVED it. From the start I was consumed with trying to figure out what was going on. The author does a fantastic job giving just the right amount of information to keep the book moving so I couldn't put it down.

The plot took an unexpected turn when I started learning more about the main character Chloe what she is capable of. I didn't know what to expect from one page to the next. Then there was Chris, Chloe's soul mate,
Sorta interesting story. The beginning with Zach was probably one of my favorite parts, honestly. The vision and reality mixing together was a fun kind of freaky. I found some parts hard to follow and others a bit slow-moving. I didn't really like Chloe and that was probably the hardest part to get past. I was trying to read more into her and like her more, but she just seemed a bit too whiny and uncomfortable in her own skin. I didn't see a lot of the chemistry I needed between the characters ...more
Cheryl Duval
May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-review
I received this book in exchange for a honest review from the author.

This is an enjoyable YA read. The concept is fascinating, appealing and different. The main character, Chloe was slow to develop but once she came into her own she was a great character. I liked Chris right away, he is patient, loving and trying so very hard to help Amanda remember her past. There were some amazing twists that I did not expect. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Freethings Forme
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finding Me Finding Me by Dawn Brazil by Dawn Brazil is a definite page turner. The storyline flows well. There were plot twists to keep me guessing and make me want to continue reading without a break. The ending is a cliffhanger that just makes me want to know, "How do I get the next book??!!"

**I received a free eBook copy of this book from the author, via Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review.**
Hope Dee
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God where is the next one?! I seriously enjoyed every aspect of this book. There was an amazing character development although I wish we'd seen more of the other characters as well. I can't wait for the second!
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was a great YA paranormal romance! I couldn't put it down! Wonderful read and I am hoping there is a sequel! I am looking forward to reading more from this author!
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"Finding Me"

By Dawn Brazil

I agreed to review this first novel by Dawn Brazil because I rather like delving into the minds of the young adult readers. Although it always amazes me how difficult it must be to construct a novel that current teenagers will relate to when you are past that period in your life. Do you dumb it down? Do you have to have an eclectic memory? Do you ask for advise? How can you keep your own life experiences from seeping into the storyline? That is the conundrum. I give
May 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
I received an e-copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I expected a lot from Finding Me but unfortunately this book is not for me.
- The first thing I didn't like is the protagonist herself. Chloe is a weak heroine. (And I do not mean that physically.) Her character is hard to like and relate to. She lacks the determination and strength I have always admired from female protagonists. Also, her character lacks voice. I found it difficult to actually be interested in
Kat Nicholson
May 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
Chloe Carmichael is a high society teenager who's parents have high ambitions for her, to the point of alienating Chloe from her family. She never quite feels like she belongs in her own life. She has no idea how right she really is. She doesn't belong here, and isn't even who she believes she is.

I found this book to be a bit slow moving, except for the parts where it jumps ahead so fast that I got confused about the story line. At the beginning it felt like it was written by an 14 year old girl
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, superpowers
Definitely not a bad book. It took me a little while to get through it and I'm not sure whether that was because I've been extremely busy this past week or I wasn't that interested in this book. I am curious about how this story will continue, and I have enjoyed reading this. I think I missed the spike of curiosity which I usually get while I read a book, the feeling that makes me want to read just "one more chapter" and makes me finish a book almost instantly. The cliffhanger at the end of the ...more
Author T Tucker
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such an amazing read where you are really engaged with the characters. I recommend. Great story line ...more
Jessica Martin
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I read words. I write words. I love words. Words have so much power, I understood this at an early age so story-telling has always been a part of my life. After college, I tried my hand at a few different careers - paralegal, customer service, sales. Yeah, I shouldn't have. Now, I'm following my passion and doing what I love. I write Young Adult urban fantasy, science fiction, and romance novels. ...more
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