Monday, January 21, 2013

Review: Chosen Ones

Title:  Chosen Ones
Series:  The Lost Souls #1
Author:  Tiffany Truitt
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Pages:  400
Format:  Paperback
Source:  Bought
Life is bleak but uncomplicated for sixteen-year-old Tess, living in a not-too-distant future where the government, faced with humanity's extinction, created the Chosen Ones, artificial beings who are extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

When Tess begins work at Templeton, a Chosen Ones training facility, she meets James, and the attraction is immediate in its intensity, overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to Templeton than Tess ever knew. Can she stand against her oppressors, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
My Review:  I've had my eyes on this book for a while so when I got it for Christmas, I was over the moon.  I've heard such good things about it and was immediately interested after reading the blurb.  It sounded like it would be such an amazing, interesting story of a girl fighting against her oppressors.  Though there was a lot of positive aspects in this story, there was also some negatives that were hard to ignore.  

The world that Tiffany Truitt wove together is wonderful.  There was a lot of little details that added to the realistic setting and made everything all that more memorable.  The world was so dark and desperate.  Everything was harsh and cold for the naturals and chosen ones that it was very easy to sympathize and feel for these characters.  

Tess has had such a hard life and it's understandable that she would be guarded and cold to avoid the hurt that she has experienced.  However, because she was so closed off, it was hard to make a good connection with her as the reader.  I felt like we didn't really know her until the second half of the story and that made it pretty hard to get through the beginning.  I wish we could have learned more about her.  James is a different story.  I connected with him right away.  He was such an intricate character with so many flaws but he tried so hard to be who he wanted to be, not who he was made to be.  He carried me through a lot of the slower moments in the story because he was so interesting.  

I enjoyed the plot a lot, especially toward the end.  There was a lot of things to learn about what was actually going on in their world.  There was a constant feeling of danger hanging over the story as I read.  I never could guess what was going to happen next and it was a lot of fun not knowing where the story was heading.  There were a couple slow parts but for the most part, I was at the edge of my seat, enjoying the action and adventure.  

Chosen Ones, though it had its faults, was a good read with a lot of interesting ideas about the future. I had fun reading it and am anxiously waiting for the sequel, especially after that ending! 

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1 comment:

  1. Hmm... I don't know what to make of it. I think I might like it. I miss reading dystopians and after Article 5 I think I'm ready for another one. Thanks for the review (:


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