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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Seventeen year old Lisa Brown’s life is falling apart. First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.

If that weren’t enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school full of geniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts. The city where the locals chant “Lynn, Lynn,
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
"C I N" is the first book in Christina Leigh Pritchard's series introduces a little town called Lynn that has a very strange old saying. I found it very interesting to read about this town and do further research to find out some of the real life stories. I really appreciated author throwing in some little secrets about the town all throughout the book which made it very interesting.

Lisa Brown is a seventeen year old girl who is trying to find herself while going through tough issues that most
Sbr Martin
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sbr by: Christina Leigh Pritchard
“Lynn, Lynn, City of Sin. You Never Come Out the Way You Went In.”… That is, of course, if you come out at all…

I just finished reading the first installment of Christina Leigh Pritchard’s “C I N” series: Book 1 - “Lynn, Lynn, City of Sin. You Never Come Out the Way You Went In.” And, I’ll tell you something interesting—after stepping into Pritchard’s fiction, I didn’t want to leave, and I definitely came out different than I went in.

Pritchard’s work is a YA paranormal yarn, which typically isn’t
Stephanie Ward
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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CIN is a great young adult paranormal story that has fresh concepts and ideas. The characters are unique and have their own personalities, which makes them seem like real flawed teens. It's easy to identify with Lisa because she's dealing with so many issues - the normal teen problems, trying to help her mentally ill mom, crushes on cute guys, going to a weird boarding school, etc. On top of these problems, she gets struck by lightning and begins a whole new life that she never even thought poss ...more
Jennifer Y.
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

C I N was definitely an unusual, yet entertaining read full of unexpected twists.

Lisa, our main character, has been sent to stay with her aunt while her mother seeks help for her mental and emotional health. While staying with her aunt, she'll also be forced to attend C I N, an unusual boarding school for geniuses...even though she's of average intelligence as her aunt loves to remind her.

Once she arrives at her aunt's home s
ACME  Teen
I love Paranormal Romances and this one is perfect for Teens and Young Adults! Cynthia Leigh Pritchard is off to a great start with this first book of the CIN series. CIN is unique with a new approach and situations that would appeal to teens like cute guy crushes, an ill parent, moving, divorce and more. When the heroine gets sent to a boarding school, her life seems almost surreal and she has to adapt to all of this on her own. That’s where the real fun begins.

“C I N: Lynn, Lynn, City of Sin.
L.M. Preston
Feb 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
I won this book via twitter. My daughter and I read it and had agreed to give it a 4 star rating. We loved the main character Lisa who loved her mom and desired to have that close mom/daughter relationship that all kids hope for. But things with her mom aren't what they seem and so many secrets get revealed in this somewhat twisted tale of love, obsession and control. Also note that there is some physical, sexual contact, but is not extensive and could have had a little bit more build up to make ...more
Regina Linton
Mar 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I was blessed enough to get this book from Christina Leigh Pritchard. I really enjoyed reading this paranormal romance revolving around a teenager named Lisa. She is forced to move to Lynn, Massachusetts and live with a aunt she has never met and room with people that are obnoxious and strangely beautiful, Lisa is thrown into a whole new life.

Just when Lisa thinks things are falling into place for her, strange occurrences begin with the bazaar family she is living with. Ally, who hates Lisa for
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have to say, this was a pretty good book from a fairly unknown author. C.I.N. was well written with a story that I continued to keep my attention.

Having no idea what to expect, when I first started reading this, I planned on setting it down after the first couple of chapters. But before I knew it, a couple hours passed and I was reading well into the night.

The story kept moving and didn’t have hundreds of pages of useless fluff that many other books seem so fond of. I understand what the autho
Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Her parents divorced, her mom looses their home and Lisa is left standing at a train station heading to a town, boarding school and aunt she has never met. Lisa’s life has definitely taken some drastic turns and little does she know it’s only the beginning of her life changing experiences. CIN Boarding school is not quite what it seems, her Aunt Millie has secrets and so do the student at CIN Academy.

C I N is a totally new paranormal concept with intriguing surprises that will have you guessing
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I obtained this book as a r2r.

Words can't begin to describe this book. I started reading the book this morning after I recieved it from the author. I was instantly pulled in to the mythical world where people never age. I was quite surprised because usually it takes quite a while for book to pull me in.

The characters were built up and slowly their secrets are stripped one by one. I loved this book to the end. It can continue in a second book or left the way it is. This book was beautifully writ
Interesting premise. I don’t think I’ve ever read a story quite like this one. I enjoyed the character development as we learned more about each of the main characters. The idea that this group would go to all this trouble for a “normal” kid is amazing. The resiliency that Lisa shows is amazing. I’m not sure I could be as calm if it was happening to me, just saying.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 clouds. A really good read.
Elizabeth Parker
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you like suspense stories, you'll love this book. When Lisa leaves Florida to visit her aunt in Lynn, she wasn't too keen on the idea. When she arrived, it was as if she was from a different world. The friends that she met were odd, the cat was bizarre and even the dog was strange. Throughout the story, you can't help but try to discern what is going on, but only toward the last few chapters are the clues given away. This is a story that'll keep you interested until the very end.
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Admittedly, I had a hard time getting into this book at first, but once I did, I was really intrigued by the story. CIN uses a great paranormal ability that hasn't really been covered, which was refreshing. The characters are quirky and likable and the plot sucked me in. Some places in the book were a little confusing, but in all I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the sequel. Disclosure - I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
This well written story kept my interest from beginning to end and the characters are all unique and jump right out of the pages. Lisa is my favorite character and little by little she realizes that things are often not as they seem. I look forward to reading the second book in this series!!
Michelle Pickett
This review was originally posted on Michelle K. Pickett's blog: These Words Tell a Story...

"Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin; you never come out the way you went in.”

Okay, so I have a confession to make. While I've never bought a book based solely on a cover I've loved (I have not bought one because of a bad cover, but that's a different post), I've also never read a book based on a tagline... until now. The tagline of Pritchard's CIN caught my eye (or ear, whatever) and made me take a second lo
Josie Shinkfield

I was drawn into this story right from the first chapter. Lisa's mum and dad have just gotten divorced, her house has been foreclosed, and her mum is checking herself into a mental hospital. So Lisa is being shipped off to live with her Aunt in Lynn, Massachusetts.

I was engaged with the story.... right up until she arrived in Lynn. This is where the character development stops. Unfortunately, it felt like the charact
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing first book in this series and first time author for me. It’s a great YA and everyone else too.
jazmyn haiayiele
Eh, it was okay. I don't really understand all the four and five star reviews being put out. It wasn't that good to me.
Nov 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
C I N is a wonderful beginning to the series. It’s an introduction into the life of Lisa Brown and the strange life that she begins with her Aunt Millie. This is a very fast paced read, easy flow with a great variety of characters. It is a very enjoyable young adult read and a mystery from the start.

Lisa Brown is having it tough, first of all her parents separate, her mother is unstable and cannot hold down a job, so their house forecloses and they are forced to move. Lisa’s Mum is admitting her
Shambhawi P.
Nov 30, 2012 rated it liked it
I might've liked this book a lot less had I read it with a different frame of mind. Regardless, I was in mood for something crazy and C I N provided it to me.

I did have a problem with Lisa's character though - her character was not well defined and completely unpredictable, and not necessarily in a good way. Her reactions to things were completely childlike and stupid at times while somehow she turned into a mature thinking person the next. I also couldn't digest the love triangle which in most
Dione Sage
First let me say that I was emailed a copy of C I N to review for the author, which gladly I excepted.
C I N by Christina Leigh Pritchard is a little hard for me to really untangle my thoughts for the review. The book is about a young girl who is sent away from her mother to live with her aunt in a very mysterious and eery situation. Lisa, the young heroine is the type of 17 yr old girl that doesn't exactly strike you as strong at first but after I have thought about it, I really do think she has
Bobbie Stanley
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness. This book. I cannot get enough of this book. All of the mysteries surrounding the characters, their backgrounds, their abilities, and their oddities drew me in from the very start. Knowing so little about these characters and being dragged back and forth trying to determine the truth about them might have become annoying if these characters weren’t so inherently charming. I found all of them to be appealing and loveable in their own ways, and I very much wanted to know more about ...more
Alannah Clarke
Nov 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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At first I didn't really understand why it took until halfway through the book until Lisa gets struck by lightening but it was a small thing that I got over very quickly.
To be honest, once the author mentioned the witch trials, I was hooked completely, I don't know why but I always have been hooked with that bit of history.

I loved the book, I just couldn't put it down, I am surprised at how quickly I was able to finish the book, considering how long it is usually taking me with all my universit
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Candy Hernandez
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want an entertaining YA sci fi? Then this is for you.

As the blurb says, its about the life of Lisa Brown, her parents’ divorce, her transfer to Lynn, Massachusetts to live with her Aunt Millie. There she met weirdness to the highest levrl, not to mention rudeness and tactless. You cannot imagine someone just like that. The storyline is very extraordinary which you may a little bit confusing until Alex explained everything.

The characters and story are very unique. It makes me want to turn
Tiana Lemons
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Once I got this r2r, I started reading it because my sister explained how AMAZING it was to me. I completely fell under the CIN spell and kept reading, even during school in class! I just couldn't tear my eyes away from my phone for even one second! I meant to do this review a few days ago but my headache kept getting worse.

The characters were welly developed and all the secrets were kept quiet till the end of the book, which made me really want to keep reading. I love the way the book is writte
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was...PERFECT!!! i felt her pain about her mom, her annoyance at Alex and everything. I kept thinking OH GOD DONT BE STUPID VAMPIRES lol nope something way cooler...i loved the book. i wanted her with michael...alex is a slight tool but i say that because of the teaser of the first chapter of the second book
Aug 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book puts a whole new spin on paranormal! Fast paced and exciting, I couldn't stop reading. The paranormal happenings are unlike anything I have read before and make the mysteries even harder to figure out. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series!
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
the most different book i have ever read
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Christina Leigh Pritchard was born in Plantation, Florida but grew up in the Delray Beach/Boca Raton area. She started writing as soon as she could read and tortured her grandmother with the sound of clanking typewriter keys until her favorite Aunt Carolee gave her a Macintosh computer; a treasured heirloom as it originally belonged to her late grandfather who went out of his way to encourage and ...more

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