Phoenix Child

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
Fifteen-year-old Sara walks into the San Francisco Center for the Circus Arts determined to ignore the freaky things happening to her. She clings to her life as a foster kid successfully working the system as dreams, powers, and magical creatures drag her towards her destiny. Sometimes great things are thrust upon us. Sara just wishes it didn't include a new name, unicorns, and catching on fire. More
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About Alica Mckenna Johnson

Alica McKenna Johnson lives in Southern Arizona with her kids, her cats, and the many voices in her head yammering for their stories to be told. Fueled by her love of people, travel, and cultures Alica writes emotionally rich stories. Snark, humor, and magic are woven through her books.

When not writing Alica supports other people's writing dreams. Through individual and group coaching programs she gives back the support, skills, techniques, and passion that other writers gave, and continue to give, to her.

During her free time, which you need a magnifying glass to find, she can be found binge watching Netflix, at the movies with friends, or getting her yoga on.

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Reviews of Phoenix Child by Alica Mckenna Johnson

Damien Nomam reviewed on May 5, 2019

Really enjoyed this one. The short synopsis didn't seem appealing, but I had a feeling it would exceed my expectations.
I'll be sure to read on with your other series!
(review of free book)
andrew mancey reviewed on March 27, 2017

Great read.
(review of free book)
STAT32 reviewed on Feb. 28, 2017

Excellent book! I typically do not read fantasy but this book kept my attention and has left me wanting more! I'm excited to learn more about the characters and their journeys in the rest of the series.
(review of free book)
Prudence MacLeod reviewed on March 28, 2012

It’s book review time again; this time I will tell you about Phoenix Child by Alica McKenna Johnson. This is your classic going through the changes teenage story with a couple of delightful twists. The book carries us along with the heroine as she works her way through the usual teenage changes plus a whole lot more.
On a more serious note, Alica gives us a peek into the world faced by far too many children, the world of the “System”. This peek might make a few folks slightly uncomfortable, and if it does, that’s a good thing.
Don’t run away now, because this book is filled with magic, adventure, and mythical creatures. Alica’s style is relaxed and easy to read, almost like she’s sitting right beside you, telling you the story. I read half in one sitting and wanted to finish it, but time did not allow. I did finish it the next day. I am truly hoping there will be a second book because I love these characters.
Well done Alica, five stars.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
curiousor reviewed on March 16, 2012

Okay, I want more. It's coming soon right? I tried very hard to put this down and go to bed but, alas, I was unsuccessful. It is full of charcacters that you can feel for, enough danger to keep it interesting without being a thriller and leaves you wanting more. There are stories behind so many of the main characters that this could easily have numerous prequels as well as sequels. I will be watching for more from this author
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Heather Hawkes reviewed on Feb. 29, 2012

this is a wonderful first novel. i really enjoyed the first person narrative,it made for some really funny moments in the book especially being that the main character is a teen. there were parts i laughed at, parts i teared up and one character that i am not really happy with (read that as hated!!) but somehow the main character forgave him so maybe at some point in the series i will be able to move past the hate. lol the book left we wanting more... looking forward to book 2!!
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
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