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CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo – Review by Piper Foster

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very quick read. Zoe has done great descriptive work. I have enjoyed reading this story. It’s a nice mysterious and suspense story with a few unexpected turns

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CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo – Review by Felicia Bates

I used to shy away from YA novels thinking I was “too old” to enjoy what they had to offer. I dont remember when or how but I finally accepted that some of the best books I’ve read have been from this genre. I say this to tell you that when I say I loved Chameleon by Zoe Kalo, I don’t say that lightly.
I was drawn to the storyline from the very first page and stuck around for the creepy vibes and intricate characters. I would give Chameleon ⅘ stars, it was not like anything I’ve read in the past. While this was my first read by Zoe Kalo, it definitely won’t be my last!

Chameleon by Zoe Kalo – Review by Carla Clemmons

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a thrilling supernatural read! I really loved the characters good and not so good. Zoe Kalo really knows how to keep you reading late into the night. I haven’t ever read a story that changed my way of seeing certain things like waterfalls. When Paloma arrives at the convent you don’t know who she can trust. With all the twist and turns you can’t be sure whose story is true and what secrets will be revealed. This is a really great supernatural read!

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CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a huge YA fan, and enjoyed this YA psychological thriller. Talk about creepy, the convent is hiding secrets……. or so you think. I enjoyed the characters, my heart aches for Paloma and her past with her dad. The character, Rubia, boy oh boy, when you think she is trying to have open arms and befriend Paloma, whom is new, Rubia is manipulative, and you catch on in the story. Only part that I am on the fence is the ending, I wanted more and it felt a bit abrupt. Overall a very good story with lots of twists and turns.

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Chameleon by Zoe Kalo – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Paloma is a seventeen year old girl who has recently lost her father, so in an attempt to contact him she conducted a seance in school, but she really underestimated the effect it would have on the rest of the school’s population, fear and rumours of an indiscretion with a boy in a confessional spread like wildfire and resulted in her expulsion. However, the convent she is now approaching with her mother, step father and little sister looks more like a prison, a prison she only has to stay in for seven months, a prison ruled by nuns in black habits and full of orphans and less than perfect school children. As she enters through the front door, Paloma cannot but admire the building itself, but the nuns are not what she would have expected, or at least the one who answers the door isn’t. After she watches one girl get told off for lying and have her ear twisted as a punishment, they are interrupted by another nun, but this time, one in a whilte habit, Madre Superiore, the headmistress of the establishment and the one who takes the family to her office to go over the final details and oversee their goodbyes.

As the same nun from earlier escorts Paloma to her dormitory, she points out where the necessary places she will need to know about are, the dining room, the library, the dormitories and the floor where the nuns sleep and which is off limits to students and as they enter the dormitories, Paloma is introduced to one of the students she will be sharing the dormitory with called Rubia. Rubia helps Paloma to settle in and goes through the rules with her again while Paloma unpacks, but for some reason, she can’t put her finger on it, Rubia seems off, not rude or impolite, but indescifrable for some reason and that unsettles Paloma a little. Paloma also finds out that Rubia will be the one who will be helping her to catch up on the lessons she has missed between schools, to which Paloma reluctantly agrees, it is while she is unpacking that Paloma hears the waterfall through the open windows and has to stop herself from panicking and having flashbacks, but she manages and Rubia carries on with the tour of the convent.

As they talk more about the different nuns and a little about Rubia’s past, Paloma changes into her uniform and they head down for dinner, on their way Rubia introduces her to three other girls who are also in the same dormitory, Adelite who is the one who was being punished for lying earlier, who is very quiet and seems to always be far away in her own mind, Silvy, a girl with cat like eyes and delusions of grandeur with regards to her heritage and personality, but who is also always seeking attention and finally Maria, a bigger girl with a friendly smile and tortoiseshell glasses who seems to be close with Adelita and helps to keep her mind on what she is doing at the time. Each of the girls has a past and slowly as time progresses Paloma learns of them, but she also learns that they are nearly all interested in the seance and want to take part in one, all apart from Maria who is very dubious of the whole thing, however, they all agree to hold one, however, their reasons are slightly different for each of them and what they discover during the seance leads to a whole host of new questions and a mystery to solve.

A few days later, accidents start to happen and Paloma starts to believe that she is seeing and hearing things in the halls of the convent and in the graveyard outside, however when the accidents become fatal, Paloma risks everything to try and unravel the mystery, however, is it all in her head, or is there really a malevolent presence in the convent? Will she be able to solve the mystery or will there be nobody left to save? This is a thrilling and yet disturbing mystery which will keep you guessing right until the end while simultaneously leaving you wondering if it is all in Paloma’s imagination and not real at all.

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CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo – Review by Melissa Collins

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was blown away by how intense I felt throughout the entire book. The main characters are really difficult to pinpoint until the climax of the story. Even then the end still leaves you feeling like the movie “Shutter Island” before Leonard DiCaprio’s character realizes he is crazy. I will say the character histories, for me, needed a little more development especially the main character. Overall, a good mystery YA and unique in nature. Never read anything like this!

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CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo – Review by Stephanie Nicole

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chameleon was a deep dark tale and enveloped me from the first page. I was so entranced by Ms. Kalo’s characters and words that I finished it in one sitting. As amazing as this book is tread with caution it contains a few triggering things including rape, mental illness, and psychological manipulation…but over all it was a great gothic/creepy book that gave me chills during several scenes. Giving us a wonderful creepy, mysterious setting, she will magically hook you from the beginning. Ms. Kalo’s characters are well- developed and her story flows effortlessly, I look forward to seeing more from her.

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CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo – Review by Rayne East

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Deception, mystery and suspense.
This is a very intriguing paranormal. A unique storyline, this had me waiting for the other shoe to drop. There was a constant layer of suspicion throughout the whole story. I wasn’t overly fussed by the ending (I think I just wanted more) but the rest of the story makes up for it. The characters are well written, with the author cleverly offering a depth to each of the girls without info dumping. This is a really engaging read and I recommend this book.

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CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Zoe Kalo is a new author to me and I want to say that the cover pulled me to this book. The Young Adult (YA) genre is grabbing the attention of everyone. Zoe does an amazing job grabbing me from the first page until the last page. I also found myself turning pages faster and faster. The characters are complex and developed. This story is about Paloma. She was sad about her father’s passing and held a seance to contact him. She was kicked out of school and sent to a convent, from that moment everything changed. She formed a bond with special girls and they held another seance. Whom did they contact that night? What is going to happen to all the girls? Will Paloma contact her father? I highly recommend this book to see what happens to her and her friends.

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CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo. I really enjoyed this book. Its the story of Paloma who gets sent to live in a convent in the middle of nowhere after getting kicked out of school. She got kicked out because she preformed a seance to reach her dead father. She is not happy being sent to the convent and she tries to isolate herself from everyone but she ends up becoming friends with several of the girls there. She becomes really good friends with Rubia, Adelita, Silvy and Maria. They all have paranormal abilities in one sense or another and they are all a little naughty. This convent has a very dark, haunting sense about it and its just gets darker as the book goes on. The girls end up doing another seance and apparently summon a very bad person. Bodies start piling up and they are actually scared for their lives. Paloma has big suspicions about what is happening but is having to tread lightly to protect herself and her friends. There are nuns, ghosts and all kinds of danger in this book. Its a great haunting read.

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