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The Fallen (1) (The Nine Lives of Chloe…

The Fallen (1) (The Nine Lives of Chloe King) (edition 2011)

by Liz Braswell (Author)

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Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy...or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn't so normal after all. There's the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes - oh, and the claws. As she discovers who she is - and where she comes from - it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her. Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?… (more)
Title:The Fallen (1) (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)
Authors:Liz Braswell (Author)
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2011), Edition: Media tie-in, 256 pages
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The Fallen by Celia Thomson


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I really enjoyed this book. It was action packed, a bit of mystery thrown in and some romance going on in the side lines. I had watched the ABC Family series before reading the book, so I liked how much more we learned about Chloe and The Order than we did in the show. It was different too, Chloe is more hard than she was in the show and her friends are a bit different too. I am looking forward to the next book. ( )
  MynTop | Apr 8, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book! If you want a real life story with a little fantasy put into it, this is the book for you! ( )
  charisma_45 | Dec 29, 2015 |
I thought this book was alright. I enjoyed the fact that it was different because of the cat plot line. I liked Chloe's personality as a rebellious, crazy, funny human/cat. I didn't get board with the book because the problems come one after the other. One thing I didn't like about the book was the fact that Chloe didn't take a lot of things seriously. She had a big role in the Mia gang, but she still acted like a child. She also did stupid things that one would never do in real life. So the book was not as believable as it should be. This is what I think about the book, Nine lives of Chloe King.


In the begging of this book Chloe was celebrating her 16th birthday. Her two closest friends skipped school and went on a pick nick. They ate on the top of tower, the tower is the highest one in San Francisco. Chloe started walking on the tip of the window but being somewhat drunk she falls. She fell down and hit the ground with great impact and she died... but then she woke up again, with now eight lives left. Chloe then realizes some weird things she can do. Such as run really fast, jump large distances, and see in the dark. She soon finds out she is part cat part human, or Mai. She is destined to be the pack leader of the Mai because she can keep the bond between Mai and humans. The protagonist is the Mai and Chloe, the antagonist is a gang called The Order that are hunting to kill Chloe and the rest of the Mai. ( )
  YuliaS.B1 | Sep 11, 2013 |
The book was okay, but the tv show was so much better. Since I saw the tv show first, I already knew that Chloe was going to transform into a Mai, which is a descendant of the Egyptian goddess Basset and is part cat with catlike features like claws, night vision, etc. In the tv show, Chloe finds out that she is the Uniter and has 9 lives to unite the Mai and the humans. The Mai and the Uniter aspect wasn't mentioned at all in the book. After Chloe falls off the tower and walks away from it fine, there is no mention of the Mai and not very much action. The middle of the book wasn't very interesting. I think the book is going in a different direction than the tv show, because Jasmine isn't in the books and she was a main character in the tv show. If Jasmine isn't in the books, I guess Valentina won't be in the books either, so who is going to be the leader of the Mai? Also, it's kind of random...but in the tv show, his name was Alek, and in the books his name was Alyec. I like Alek spelled like that so much better...but that's beside the point. The good thing about the book was that it went much farther into depth about Chloe's feelings about her transformation, because I feel like in the tv show, they kind of glossed over her feelings about her transformation and focused on the action. I think the next book might be more interesting because Chloe will probably figure out that she's Mai. In the tv show, I hated Brian, but in the books, I liked him much more. This book kind of dragged the first 20 minutes of the pilot episode for the whole book. The Fallen focused more on the romance aspect of Chloe's transformation, but I wished it focused more on the supernatural aspect. It was mostly a love triangle story, and Chloe's new supernatural abilities were kind of a background story. Another strange thing was that Chloe didn't really spend much time wondering why she fell from a 210 foot tower and walked away without a scratch, how she has claws, etc. She kind of forgets about it after a chapter and spends her time focusing on her love life. Which is really kind of weird, 'cause if that happened to me, I would've have been freaked out. The only mention of the Order and the assassin in the book was the notes and the very end. I kind of had to force myself through the middle of it. I will read the next book because I want to see the actual action and the Mai part of it. It was good writing, and the imagery was great, I just wasn't as interested in the subject matter (Chloe's love life) because I thought it would be more supernatural based, like the show. One thing I enjoyed about this book was that Chloe didn't seems as one dimensional as she did in the show at times. By the finale, I wanted to kill her because she's just couldn't leave Brian. And, in the book, Chloe and Brian actually had a connection, as opposed to in the show, where I feel the writers in the show slapped them together to create a love triangle with Alek. In the book, Chloe and Alyec didn't have much connection in the book...Chloe pretty much just thought he was hot. There was much more character development in this book as opposed to the ten episodes in the show, so I also enjoyed that. This book would have been so much better with a little more action, and a little less romance. This book was pretty much 95% focused on Chloe's love life and feelings and 5% focused on the actual Mai part of it. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen the amazing show first. Overall, it was an okay book, and it was kind of a slow read. ( )
  emilysk8xx | Nov 29, 2012 |
Why I read it:

Well, last year I watched the show, The Nine Lives of Chloe King on Netflix and really enjoyed it! I was super interested in the story and didn't realize until I watched the last episode that it had been cancelled. Well, the show ended on a huge cliff-hanger and it drove me crazy. Naturally, I went to Amazon to order the books so I could find out how the story would end. However, the reviews I read there were rather negative, and I put off buying it. Well, the other day I saw it at my local book store and couldn't resist.

Review: Overall, it wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting based on those reviews. I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. Sure, it wasn't exactly like the TV Series, but it was pretty similar. I actually rather enjoyed it. In the book you get to see a lot more of Chloe struggling with the changes she's facing. One thing a lot of people were complaining about is that Chloe herself was rather moody and immature. At times in the Fallen, she definitely was those things, but she even admits that to herself and doesn't understand why she's being that way. She even states that she isn't normally that way, and you can definitely see an effort to be better even with all the crazy things she's going through. And there are A LOT of crazy things she's going through.

As far as finding out what happened after the show ended, I'm not even close yet. I'll definitely have to keep reading the series before I get that far. The book follows along loosely with what happened in the show, but some things are different already. It's difficult to see where it's going.

Anyway, for now I'm going to disregard the show. As for the book, it was a quick, easy, interesting read. The storyline was interesting and mysterious. There are still quite a few questions not answered: What happened to Xavier? Is Chloe going to stay mad at Brian? Is Alyec as stupid as he seems? Will Amy & Paul find out what's going on? I'm definitely still interested in finding out. ( )
  Annesanse | Mar 21, 2012 |
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Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy...or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn't so normal after all. There's the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes - oh, and the claws. As she discovers who she is - and where she comes from - it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her. Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?

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