Phoenix

Phoenix Elora Rae Gannon believes her life is over On her sixteenth birthday she receives news that she is a mythical monster of hellish proportions and if that s not bad enough she receives this information

  • Title: Phoenix
  • Author: Melissa Starr
  • ISBN: 9781612354101
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elora Rae Gannon believes her life is over On her sixteenth birthday she receives news that she is a mythical monster of hellish proportions and if that s not bad enough, she receives this information in the form of a letter from her dead mother who also informs her that she must become part of an elite secret society of others like herself or die Sucky birthday, huh AnElora Rae Gannon believes her life is over On her sixteenth birthday she receives news that she is a mythical monster of hellish proportions and if that s not bad enough, she receives this information in the form of a letter from her dead mother who also informs her that she must become part of an elite secret society of others like herself or die Sucky birthday, huh And just when she thinks she s got it all figured out, her new found family in the Elite forces her to break ties with her human BFF shortly before her BFF just up and vanishes With her world in utter upheaval, Elora makes the move to a new school Marlind Prep, with full intentions of finding out exactly what is going on behind the scenes and why her best friend has vanished all while trying to figure out how to successfully make out with her boyfriend without sucking the very life out of him

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    1. Wow! Where do I start? I loved this book.It starts with the history of the Phoenix. That part was not my favorite, because there were so many names and I thought I'm never going to be able to keep them straight. I realized later why that part was necessary.Then the story of Elora starts. I loved her, Chloe and Ezra. Someone said in a review that this had a House of Night feel to it. I didn't realize it when I was reading it, but it does. Not that it is a copy of that.far from it. It was a great [...]

    2. Review later!First thoughts:Ok I am definitely interested and keep wanting to read more and more. I like the fact that it gets right down to business. But the elite could´ve been a bit more easy going, for my taste instead of the whole "we´re the greatest and most mysterious and powerful secret society there is" act. The thing they must to do stay alive, that makes this especially intriguing.

    3. Phoenix is the House of Night series meets the movie Skulls with a Egyptian Mythology to round it out as a pretty awesome book. The author Ms. Starr takes you on a fantasy/mystery with the characters to discover what will happen. You find yourself wondering at times if being on the bad side is as bad as Elora and others make it sound. She does awesome job in writing a clean story that still appeals to older YA and Adults alike. Her writing is easy to follow yet complex in it's own way. The story [...]

    4. This book is great! I love the plot and how the author mixes in some Egyptian mythology into it! I love anything that has Greek or Egyptian things in it!The plot is tells how a Elora learns about the Phoenixes and how her mother was one and therefore, she's one too. But Elora's mother died when she was born so she never had anybody to tell her about her life and her dad doesn't know much about it either. She gets an advisor named Ezra who later on becomes her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Elora's best f [...]

    5. Melissa Starr begins her series of unique people with the book Phoenix. The story line of this book is very good. It starts with a young girl's 16th birthday where she finds out she is a phoenix. This was a little odd as to how it was explained. It seems that phoenixes are not secret people in the sense that no one knows they exist. In fact, they publicly are a club and meet regularly. The secrecy comes in what happens when they are together and the extent of their powers and abilities. That inf [...]

    6. Title: Phoenix Author: Melissa StarrRating: 3.5Despite my love for greek mythology, it is written about so much it becomes rather tedious but Starr infused modernity with Egyptian mythology which I found refreshing and enjoyable. This book is a lot like The House of Night series without the seriously annoyingness of zoe.On her 16th birthday Elora finds out that like her deceased mother she is a Phoenix. The phonenixes are rich, hot and get the best damn lives ever except they have to suck life o [...]

    7. If you like the House of Night books, you'll LOVE Phoenix! It's got a similar feel to it but is better written in my opinion. Unlike the House of Night books, the main character here, Elora, doesn't irritate the heck outta me!Elora turns 16 and finds out she's actually a Phoenix and is initiated into the Phoenix Elite. Everyone knows who the Phoenixes are, they're the most popular, beautiful and successful people around! There are perks to being a Phoenix - the best one being the attention of ho [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book. Melissa's intertwined Egyptian mythology with modern day life. It was a real pleasure to get to know Elora and her guardian Ezra. Elora's a very down-to-earth type of gal, and I could easily picture myself in her shoes, her thoughts were similar to mine, as well as her emotions. Chloe was an interesting character. One who doesn't take no for an answer, and doesn't get going when the going gets tough. She's loyal and caring to a fault, and it's cost her. Dearly. I do b [...]

    9. I picked this book up during a promotional sale and yeah I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it. This review will have some minor spoilers so you've been warned. To start the story pacing is entirely too fast right from the very beginning and it oddly jumps from days to months and is rather confusing trying to keep track of how much time has passed. The fast pace of the book is really unnecessary as there is so much information that just isn't explored at all. Our main character Elora comes to [...]

    10. Phoenix follows the story of highschool student Elora and her friends. On Elora’s 16th birthday she receives a letter from her mother who had died years before, but had left the letter for Elora. The letter explained that Elora was different, that she was part of the elusive group the Phoenix. Those that belong to the group tended to be extremely beautiful, and privileged. Elora initially did not want anything to do with the group, and this was seconded by her friend Chloe’s dire warnings. C [...]

    11. I felt like I read this book in 2004 or thereabouts, when I was in high school. I remember a book called Phoenix something, which had an author whose name started with S, and there was a girl on the cover which made my mother question my book choice until I told her it wasn't that kind of book - but this book was published in 2012 - so it can't have been this book. it is all very confusing.I mean, do you know how many books there are with the word "Phoenix" in the title? It's ridiculous.

    12. I appreciate the author's effort of trying to tie Egyptian mythology into modern day prep school YA fiction, but this is just so poorly written that I wouldn't know where to begin describing it. I normally would not get beyond a sample of a book this poorly written, but since I had actually purchased it after reading only the promising intro section with the Egyptian stuff, I gave it a fair shake. Unfortunately I was unable to get very far.

    13. This story takes you on an inside look to what it means to become one of the elite. For everything you gain, you have to sacrifice something. The main character is caught between being one of the elite and losing her lifelong friend, and she has no say in the matter. There were a couple of things that bothered me, though. Like how she and her adviser become so close so fast. Or just how naive she was at times.It was a very enjoyable read, and I can't wait to continue the story.

    14. Pretty good but ended too abruptly. Good easy read. Several typos, grammar issues, and wrong word choices or missing words making sentences slightly confusing but not so much that it is difficult to understand what the author was trying to say.

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