Las elegidas (Night World, #5)
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El amor nunca ha sido tan peligroso.
Armada con una estaca de madera, en forma de arma samurai, artes marciales y la fuerza de voluntad necesaria para resistir al control mental de los vampiros, Rashel lucha por vengar la muerte de su madre. Lo que menos espera ella es que va a conocer a Quinn, su alma gemela, y que éste forma parte del mundo que ella ha jurado destruir. V...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Destino (first published February 1st 1997)
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Inge
My only complaint is that Rashel and Quinn fall in love after a couple days. I know the soulmate principle is pretty much irrefutable, but it still would've been nice to see that fleshed out more. Anyway, this is definitely one of my favourite parts. :)
Leeanna
Night World #5: The Chosen, by L. J. Smith

When she's 5 years old, Rashel sees her mother and her friend killed by a vampire. The vampire tries to get her as well, but even at 5 she's strong enough to resist his mind control. Fast forward twelve years and Rashel is a vampire hunter, existing on the fringes of the Day and the Night worlds, keeping humans safe.

Rashel is a very strong character, comfortable in her body and determined because of her past. She's a great fighter and has a sense of hon...more
Daniellesof2014
Rashel is a vampire hunter. She started training ever since her mother and brother died when she was 5, and so she had been killing vampires at the age of 12 and getting a reputation making her be known as the cat, because she would leave a mark on the vampire she killed that looked like a cat had scratched it. She was one of the most feared vampire hunters in the night world. Well since she is the most feared vampire hunter there was also the most feared vampire and his name was Quinn and he ki...more
Phoebe
The Chosen was the only Night World novel that I had vivid memories of reading in my adolescence; I'm fairly certain that it's the first one I found, in K-mart, without a doubt. I remember the cover, with Rashel lifting her wooden sword over her head, well. At twelve, I only read a few in the series. My reading habits were not nearly as methodical in those days; I had no problem with reading books out of order--in fact, I preferred it--or not finishing a series entirely, or even skipping a book...more
Claire Lloyd
I liked this book but I wouldn't say I was crazy about it. I liked the first few chapters best and I liked the outcome. But I was a tad annoyed by Nyala's character, but then I suppose every book has one character you don't quite gel with. On the other hand I really liked the character of Daphne, I could relate to her and she was just nice. The kinda girl you could imagine being friends with. I have to say its not as good as Secret Vampire or Dark Angel. But its OK. A quick read. I was sometimes...more
Summer
One star may be considered a bit harsh... but it's really because the book had so much PROMISE. I absorbed the first half of this book, excited for how it was going to unfold, how it was going to be less predictable than the other books in the series. I felt... well, I suppose I felt that the book had a sense of maturity that the others lacked due to the YA audience focus.

*Sigh* But the ending just had me so terribly disappointed by shattering my expectations that I just couldn't give it two sta...more
Aileen Zhang
First off, the character. I felt that most of the character were very real and believable. There was quite a bit of character development, especially compared to L.J.Smith's other Night World books and considering its size. I loved how Rashel actually tried to do something about her bad situation. I also loved Daphne. She was a real breath of fresh air in this series of hunters and fighters. She's not a fighter. She's not a hunter. She's just a regular teenage girl. And the relationship that blo...more
Sabine
Na also lange liest man ja nicht an diesen Büchern - aber gut, wie ich schon beim ersten Band geschrieben habe, sind diese Bücher nicht unbedingt für eine Ü30 Zielgruppe geschrieben. Trotzdem hab ich mich auch von Band 2 gut unterhalten gefühlt, auch wenn ich mir mittlerweile gar nicht mehr sicher bin, wie denn nun wirklich die Reihenfolge sein soll. Anscheinend wurden neun Bücher von Lisa Smith im Orginal veröffentlich aber cbt hat nur drei Bände auf Deutsch herausgebracht und dann wohl auch no...more
Nel-ly
A/N: Chtělo by to větší počet hvězdiček... kdybych dala jednu, přišla bych si zlá, ale zase dvě jsou nespravedlivé k ostatním knihám, co jsem tak hodnotila. Každopádně je to prostě průměr. Hrdinka byla nesymaptická, příběh neoriginální a celé takové uspěchané a nevěrohodné.

Rashel nenávidí upíry a dala si za úkol vyhladit jejich existenci. Po násilné smrti své matky a svého nejlepšího kamaráda, jíž byla svědkem, se rozhodla bojovat proti zlu a stát se lovkyní upírů. Nakonec však přijde den, kdy i...more
 Kendall [Kenny]
This is the second time reading the book, but I needed a way to have it on my reading challenge, since the first time I read it was sometime last year.
Domika
Rashel je nebezpečnou a hledanou lovkyní upírů. Stejně jako většina lidí lovící upíry i ona touží po pomstě. Upír zabil její matku a i kamaráda Timmyho. Rashel pracuje sama na vlastní pěst a nemá ráda, když se jí někdo plete pod nohy. Své oběti probodne dřevěných kolíkem, nebo speciální dřevěnou dýkou, na kterou je opravdu hrdá. Poté mrtvého upíra označí kočičími drápky, proto má Rashel přezdívku Kočička.
Všichni upíři se Kočičky bojí a na její hlavu je dokonce vypsána odměna. Lovci upírů Rashel...more
BizarreLibrary
Rashel Jordan has been living a double life. High school student by day, vampire hunter by night. Ever since her horrifying encounter with a vampire at the age of five, Rashel vowed to hunt them. While scouring a warehouse district in Boston, Rashel sees a girl running for her life. Rashel saves the girl, Daphne, from the clutches of her vampire captors. From Daphne’s story, Rashel realizes she has stumbled upon something big and terrible. On top of all this, there’s the feeling she just can’t s...more
Tessa
Le cinquième tome de la saga Night World raconte l’histoire d’une jeune fille devenue chasseuse de vampires malgré elle car elle veut venger la mort de sa mère et de son petit frère. Je trouve le titre bien choisi si on y voit la référence à Buffy Summers qui était aussi appelée L’Elue.
Après cette petite parenthèse, je dirais que cette saga s’améliore à chaque tome. Celui-ci est réellement bien mené, dans le sens où l’histoire d’amour entre les héros (je ne spoile pas, c’est juste le concept de...more
Amy
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Lhara
Ahhhh, I remember the Nightworld series. This was the series I was obsessed with about ten years ago. This was my 'Twilight' (except better written and with stronger characters.) The thing about these books is that they're not perfect and, almost two decades after they were written, some of the concepts seem dated and cheesy. For example the 'soulmate' theory - that every person has their 'chosen one' and that they are immediately and irrevocably connected with one another. I used to find it dea...more
Desiree
3.5 stars.

Not quite a 4 stars but I bumped it up because I enjoyed it more than the previous 2 installments.

Rashel is a vampire hunter and has been for many years after her mother's death by a vampire. I wish LJS had (view spoiler)...more
Usagi77777772003 Chi
My favorite Night World book...fell in love with Rashel and Quinn. Something about the story and their tumultuous "enemies falling in love" relationship absolutely captivated me. Parts of the book tugged hard at my heartsprings and are so memorable even to this day. Rashel's my favorite Night World female character and Quinn's my favorite male (he even wins over Ash). Two of the most gut-wrenching scenes:




**spoiler alert**










Right when she was about to kill him, he looked at her and told her she sh...more
Patricia
On Rashel’s fifth birthday, she saw her mother die. She saw Timmy, her friend, got sucked by a bloodsucker. Since then, Rashel became a Vampire Hunter. After 12 years, Rashel became the Cat. Rashel the Cat, all the Night People are afraid of her. And there’s Quinn, all the Night People are afraid of him too, and he hates human. But when they touched, Rashel and Quinn, sparks just flew. And Quinn knows they’re destined for each other, they are soulmates. As they struggle with their lives and fig...more
Ne
Desta vez L. J. Smith não me surpreendeu em nada. Tanto a história como as personagens começam a formar um padrão demasiado semelhante, e agora não houve nada de especial que distinguisse este livro dos outros.
O passado das personagens e a acção são diferentes, mas o cerne da história continua a ser a ligação das almas gémeas que não o querem ser, mas que depois se rendem ao inevitável.
Neste volume a aventura está mais desenvolvida, tal como a amizade. A escritora mais uma vez "transportou" uma...more
Sarah
Als die Freundin von Maggies Bruder eines Abends auftaucht und behauptet dieser sei beim klettern abgerutscht und verunglückt sollte eigentlich ihre Welt zusammenbrechen. Aber sie kann Syvia nicht glauben und folgt ihr um die Wahrheit zu erfahren. Was sie schlussendlich dabei selber in Gefahr gerät hätte sie natürlich nicht vermutet und trotzdem stellt dieser Abend ihre komplette Welt auf den Kopf und sie gerät in die Fänge von Sklavenhändlern, die sie, zusammen mit anderen Gefangenen, in das du...more
Brina
"Night World" geht in die nächste Runde! Nachdem ich den ersten Band "Engel der Verdammnis" bereits recht gelungen fand, musste ich natürlich auch die Nachfolger lesen. Da die Reihe nicht unbedingt von einer Reihenfolge abhängig ist, habe ich mich direkt dem dritten Band gewidmet. Der zweite Band "Prinz des Schattenreichs" wird aber selbstverständlich auch gelesen und rezensiert.

Die "Night World"-Reihe kann in beliebiger Reihenfolge gelesen werden, da jedes Buch in sich abgeschlossen ist. Zwar k...more
Bibliotropic
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Vera
Mais um capítulo, digamos assim, lido! É interessante ver como todas as personagens dos livros anteriores acabam por ter a sua própria história e que, algures no livro as personagens passadas são trazidas ao cimo...

L.J. Smith há muito que já nos convenceu da sua capacidade de nos absorver com os seus contos.. sim, chamo Contos ao Mundo da Noite, porque essa Saga é um conjunto de contos em que mais cedo ou mais tarde todas as personagens acabam por estar relacionadas de uma ou de outra forma!

Ness...more
Tania
Avis sur mon blog: http://read-listen-feel.skyrock.com

Bon, bon, bon. Déjà le cinquième tome de la série. Vous trouvez pas que ça va vite. Moi oui... Enfin bref! Je dois dire que même si je n'aime pas vraiment le style d'écriture de L. J. Smith, j'aime bien cette petite série. Chaque tome se lit facilement en une journée, lorsqu'on n'a rien d'autre à faire. C'est un bon petit divertissement, ou dans mon cas, un bon entre deux. J'ai lu ce tome de la série Night World en attendant ma commande de l...more
Denise
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Tanya Johnson
Rachel isn’t any normal teenager,she is a vampire hunter known to the people of the Night World as “The Cat”. When Rachel was younger, she witnessed the murder of her mother and close friend Timmy (or little brother, I never quite figured that out). After that she vowed to revenge them and kill every vampire until she finds the one that killed her mother and Timmy.


This was her life’s journey until one night she meets him…the ruthless Quinn (Quinn was mentioned in “Daughters of Darkness”). One to...more
Sumando Libros
¡Hola a todos!!

Aquí tengo la reseña del segundo libro de Night World y como si fuera poco no me canso de mencionar que Crónicas vampíricas (la primera parte) no fue muy de mi gusto por lo cual en un inicio no le tenía mucha fe a la continuación de esa saga bajo la visión de Damon... pero que agradablemente me lleve una tapadura de boca jajaj al igual que con esta saga de historias cortas.

Night World como dije anteriormente se compone de historias cortas emplazadas en nuestro tradicional mundo, d...more
Madalena
Este é o segundo livro da saga Mundo da Noite que li. Em relação ao anterior "Vampiro Secreto" esta história prendeu-me um pouco mais, parece melhor contada, já temos alguns pormenores mais descritivos ácerca da protagonista e que ajudam a entrar e a entender melhor no "Mundo da Noite".
A protagonista e a sua história agarram-nos logo no início e dão credibilidade ao resto da história. Apenas achei que a parte das almas gémeas podia estar um pouco mais trabalhada e o enredo amoroso deveria ter ti...more
Fantasy Literature
The first omnibus edition of THE NIGHT WORLD sets up the basic premise of the Night World, introducing several concepts and characters that pop up again in later books, and are quick, entertaining reads. But it's not until the fifth story (found in this collection) in the series that things really get moving, and Smith begins to draw on her established history of the Night World, bring back past characters, and begin to set the scene for more epic things to come.

Dark Angel is unfortunately the w...more
Dynila
Pretty standard stuff -- tweeny bopper paranormal romance, relatively minimal violence and no sex to speak of. Not great literature, but not dreadful. Fine for in-the-car listening-- memorable enough that when I listen to the next book in the series I remember the basics from previous ones, but not memorable enough for me to be able to write an individual review for each book months after I listened to them.

---This one did particularly annoy me; it has the strongest female lead we've met yet, bu...more
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