Author: Maggie Lynch
Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Length: 5 hours 23 minutes
Series: The Forest People, Book 2
Publisher: Windtree Press
Release date: May 18, 2018
A human chameleon. An endangered mythical forest. Can she bond with a dragon in time to save her new family?
Camryn Painter has enough identity issues without discovering a deadly new magic coursing through her veins. Though her chameleon-like abilities herald her as the forest people’s savior, she’s terrified by the growing dark power within her. And it only gets worse when she realizes that to control this new magic she’ll have to bond with a deadly Thunder Dragon…
As Camryn embarks on her dangerous quest, she discovers that the same human tyrants who experimented on her are behind multiple grisly murders as well. To fulfill her destiny, she may just have to infiltrate her former prison.
Can Camryn master her new abilities to stave off more death, or will power-hungry humans destroy her magical home for good?
Chameleon: The Choosing is the second book in The Forest People YA paranormal fantasy series. If you like heroic challenges, original creatures, and frightening battles between dark and light, then you’ll love Maggie Lynch’s rousing adventure.
Maggie Lynch is the author of 20+ published books, as well as numerous short stories and non-fiction articles. Her fiction tells stories of men and women making heroic choices one messy moment at a time. Maggie is also the founder of Windtree Press, an independent publishing cooperative with over 200 titles among 20 authors.
Her love of lifelong-learning has garnered degrees in psychology, counseling, computer science, and education; and led to opportunities to consult in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Since 2013, Maggie and her musician husband have settled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she now enjoys the luxury of writing full-time. Her fiction spans romance, suspense, science fiction and fantasy titles. Her current non-fiction titles are focused on helping career authors succeed in the business side of writing and publishing.
Rachel is an actor, singer and voice artist based in Los Angeles. She received a BA from Oberlin College’s Theatre Program and did intensive study with the American Conservatory Theatre, the National Theater Institute & Shakespeare and Company. She began voiceover work while on tour in Hong Kong, dubbing live action shows and voicing many characters for cartoons. After returning to the states she toured the west coast as a resident performer with California Theatre Center and has been narrating audiobooks since then. When not recording books Rachel makes hair bows and headbands for her shop on Etsy and can be seen running around as a who-fairy princess in Universal’s Grinchmas.
I really loved the audio narration by Jacobs again! She has a great pace and is good at making each character feel distinct! I was happy to listen to her tell this awesome tale. I highly recommend listening to this series for her voice! 5/5 stars.
Story wise I felt this was intense. I was wrapped up in a lot of emotions!! I cannot believe how crazy some things went down. If you’re wanting to read a fantasy that is dealing with loss and how to overcome it I definitely recommend. I give this story a 5/5. Can’t wait to see the conclusion!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Maggie Lynch. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Author Maggie Lynch’s Dream Cast For The Forest People
I thought a lot about this when I first started writing the books. In fact, my Pinterest board for this series https://www.pinterest.com/maggielynchauthor/chameleon-series/ has a number of models and cast members I used to inspire my description of characters. I used their likeness and my imagination of their performance as I wrote the story.
Below are the primary cast members. As my creation of this cast was a decade ago when I first conceived the series, it may be that some of actors are now considered too old to play the parts I’ve assigned and others would not choose to do fantasy.
- Camryn – Cary Mulligan
- Ohar – Nicholas Hoult
- Dagger – Ian Somerhalder or Jared Leto
- Abrani-Daj – CCH Pounder
- Koska – Anna Poppelwell
- Sela – Alexandra Blatt
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April 18, 2019 at 10:29 pm
Thanks again for continuing with this series and featuring the second book. I hope that your readers are getting a sense of the progression of Camryn’s journey in discovering who she really is and what her purpose is with the Forest People.
April 19, 2019 at 7:08 am
Thank you for sharing your book with us and for the giveaway as well.
April 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm
I couldn’t believe the double-whammy that happened so early on in this book — totally unique twists! Great review.