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Redemption

(The Chosen #4)

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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  2,474 ratings  ·  188 reviews
The explosive conclusion to the bestselling series The Chosen.

*Four shall fight. Two shall remain.*
The game of immortal elements has advanced to an unexpected level since Will and Emma have joined. But was their union a part of Water's careful orchestration? Has the game swung to his advantage? With Emma's life -- and the lives of those she loves -- at risk, every move cou
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ebook, 450 pages
Published October 2012 by Bramagioia Enterprises
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Emily Kauffman
Aug 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Meh. I LOVED the first three books in this series; I couldn't put them down and I reread them multiple times waiting for Redemption to come out - it was basically a let down. Obviously I had to read it, you don't just quit half way through the last book in a series but I mean, really? Emma was such an annoying, whiny bitch the entire time - what happened to the kickass girl from the start? Jake totally creeped me out, not even my own Mommy-senses could override that this time around. The ending ...more
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
I loved, loved, loved this series. Emma's love for her son, the love she and Will share, and the non stop action kept me on the edge of my seat. My only complaint might be that there was just so much going on in the final book that I ended up with some questions. I really could not put these books down.
Miranda
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twists after twist and all well put together with amazing detail.
The end came closer and closer and I felt like I was in an emotional rollercoaster. Trying to think of ways that Emma, Will and Jake could all survive the battle.
The whole book I was hanging on to my seat in suspense, worry, sadness, excitement on how it will end.
This was an intense ending to the series, slightly feel like should be more to it and ended with one question I had but other than that, what an AMAZING ride.
Jagged
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-have
I loved this series. I mean, wow! It was fantastic.
That said, I was really disappointed with how this ended. And I don't mean the conclusion. That was fine, it was even surprising.

Emma, oh how I have mixed feelings for you already. I decided that I really just don't like you. She kept a mind to be a martyr in this book, which I suppose was to keep her in line for the ending. But it annoyed me. She was such a fucking selfish hypocrite. She kept secrets while telling Will he wasn't allowed to hav
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Jessica
Jun 21, 2012 rated it liked it
I'll start out by saying that I've been following this series for a few years. It all started one day when I was on the train commuting to work with a brand new membership to Amazon Prime burning a hole in my pocket. I'd purchased the membership because I'm addicted to books and online shopping. To not stray too far off topic I would definitely recommend splurging on the membership if you have either problem. I couldn't even tell you how much I've probably saved over the last few years because o ...more
Heather
Wow! What an ending! Denise Grover Swank has done it again! This book kept me on the edge of my seat and chewing my nails. It had been a while since I read books 1-3 so I went back and got a brief recap. There is no overlap in the books, they just take right off one after the next.

In this amazing series are four immortal elements. Earth, Air, Water and Fire. They have been playing a bloody and manipulative game for centuries using mortal humans as their pawns. Finally, one of the elements decid
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Anne Cargile
Jan 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Another reviewer said it best for me: what happened to the kick ass Emma of the first book? She felt very waffley and flighty for me and I felt like the ending was a bit of a let down. I actually liked that Jake struggled so hard and went nuts, but I didn't feel like his story wrapped up satisfactorily. I got the answers to almost all of my questions from the earlier books resolved and that was very cool, but I'd probably not pick this one up again. Book 1, definitely. Loved that!
Sarah Malbrough
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
I loved the first two books in this series! Fast paced and intriguing but this last book was soooo slow :( and I was left with an empty space where the ending was! Woke up this morning thinking that I hadn't finished the book yet because I never got closure :/
Trisha Leigh
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't imagine a more heart wrenching, beautiful, perfect ending to this series. Masterful.

Full review soon.
Janelle
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!! I wish I could tell you guys more, but it truly is an amazing end to an amazing series!!

Denise is most certainly an EVIL GENIUS!!
Yvonne
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic ending to this series, although I'd love to know what Emmanuella meant at the end!
Ashley Maude-Lecholat
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The is the last book in the Chosen series by D.G.Swank. I have lived, grown, battled with these characters for three previous books. As a reader, I knew that the end was near and there was going to be a huge battle. I have no answers as to how an author should end a story like this and although I am happy with the way it ended it somehow didn't feel "right." I could totally see another book coming out about Emanuella and Rapheal... Just saying. Am I glad I read this series - sure! I really have ...more
Brooke “yummychzcake” Harrell
This series is the most fulfilling fantasy type series I have encountered thus far. And read multitudes of books in my 50 plus years. This should be an epic movie or series to tantalize the senses and keep all on the edge of our seats.
Nicki
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this series. This wasn't my favorite book in the series but that was mostly because of so much evil going on. But it was action packed and entertaining just like the rest of the books in the series. And I am pretty happy with the way it ended.
Dee Avila
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You know when you cry a few chapters in it's going to be a great book. The ride Ms. Grover Swank took me on as we approach the epic ending had me laughing, crying and holding my breath.
The fourth and final(?) book in the series is everything I expected from Denise and her writing. The action was non-stop but never felt like I've been there with these characters before. The choices the three main characters Emma, Will and Jake have to go through are heartbreaking and brought me to tears several
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Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
Redemption was everything I hoped series ending would be. Emma, Jake and Will and in a fight for their very essence. This is no longer about a game of love, but a game in which their very life is at stake.

As Emma and Will work together to save Jake, they soon learn that all is not at seems and the odds are stacked against them. Only two can survive, and Emma is willing to sacrifice herself so her son and Will may live.

Jake has been living with a madman willing to use Jake and his power in orde
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Alexandria
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
And so, sadly, the fun has come to an end. This was a great series. And I was happy with how things turned out, even though it was a little predictable towards the end. Nevertheless, I remain a faithful captive to this series. It was enthralling, exciting, and had just enough romance and sexy time to keep me happy. If not for the ending, this novel would have been perfect. But I'll get back to that. The story was fun, and I was glad to see that everything didn't center around Emma. You get a tas ...more
Monique
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This series is for readers that like there stories to be fast paced and a bit of action. And of course there is the relationship side to it too.

Emma and Will have been put through the wringer in this series but they are doing it together.

It has finally come down to the battle between all the characters. And of course you know its going to be huge. This series would make a great movie or tv series. There is so much action to keep the guys interested and romance for the gals.

I felt a bit sad whe
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Azalea
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
For me, this book had way too much repetition in it. It felt like a regurgitation of the first three put together with an ending that left me unsatisfied. After reading her comments saying how much of the book was changed from the first draft, I feel this book may have been rushed. I was left wanting more than what was given. There were several grammatical errors and typos, the more I read these in published works, the more I question the care given to the process.
Emily Pearson
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, I can't breathe! What a truly phenomenal piece of literature Denise! You simply blow me away. I was stuck in meetings all day being a nervous wreck just wanting to read this and I'm telling you what, nothing has ever been so worth the wait! I'm speechless. Thank you for wonderful, pure entertainment and for the almost heart attack I had about a million times. Keeps me on my toes!
Marsha
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Redemption" is a good ending to the Chosen series. This series was one of those that one minute you loved it and the next you felt it was too convoluted for words. However, Ms. Swank ended up rescuing the plot towards the end.

This series started out with a mother who was bound and determined to protect her five year old son who has special skills. Once Jake is taken by one faction in a brewing war. Jake added a tender aspect to the story line that was missing in the second installment because o
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Jennifer Haebich
It's not what you expect.

I have to start this off by saying Denise gave this series the justice it deserved! I always hate when a series comes to an end up I can live with this, I loved it!
Emma and Will are faced with difficult task after difficult task. Not only are they trying to find Jake but try and find a way to survive even with the rules stating "four will fight only two will remain".
Jake my heart breaks for him over and over again. It's hard to remember he is only 5 years old but he h
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Amanda
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Short review. The final installment in the series. This one took awhile to get off the ground there were many twists, some good some a little confusing. I really feel after reading all four books that if Emma had listen to Will instead of second guessing him and being overly emotional so many times they could have saved Jake sooner, but she also would had figured out how to access more of her power. Even Marcus point out that Emma was Will's handicap which she definitely was, he had good ide ...more
Samantha Malstrom
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I am honestly speechless after this one. I knew this book would be the ending of everything but I honestly wasn’t sure what would happen and how it would all go down until the very last minute. I couldn’t even make a guess until the story reached that point and even then, the twists and turns kept me on my feet. I want to say this is the best book of the series but they are honestly all amazing for different reasons and I feel like it may be comparing apples to oranges. Either way, this boo ...more
Rebekah
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I didn’t really enjoy this series. I felt like the whole premise of the story was weird - it’s all leading up to basically a cage fight but with magic, which then didn’t even last that long considering it took 4 books to get there. The story was all over the place, and really repetitive - Will asks Emma to do something, she says yes, then does what she wants and fucks everything up. Over and over again. And I just cannot believe that Jake is 5. Honestly, I really feel like this book wasn’t writt ...more
Zann
I've enjoyed this quartet of books but I have to admit that the ending wasn't quite as satisfying as I'd hoped. Mostly because of something one of the characters said near the very end of the book. What was meant by it? Is there another twist that we'll never know about now that the series has ended?
Also, I got annoyed at how repetitive some of the conversations between characters got to be; especially Will and Emma's. In addition, I also was irritated with the way Will would make a plan, Emma
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Patricia Black
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How many people will the elements strike before they get what they want? During this final battle to the death Emma, Will, and Jake each have their own battles to fight. Will Emma be the one to save them all even if it means death? Will Will come to terms with his true destiny? Will Jake be able to save his mother? Will the price be worth what each of them have to pay?

There are so many questions going into this book and it does such a great job answering them all. Even though it answers question
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Amanda
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is marketed as an "explosive" conclusion and boy, they sure were NOT wrong! So much action throughout this last book and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was hoping so badly for a happy ending throughout the entire novel and as I kept reading I was just so unsure of how it could even happen. I won't ruin it to anyone else by saying whether my wishes came true or not, but regardless, the ending is fantastic. Towards the end I started to tear up and about threw the book (Ok, my ...more
Samantha Whitley
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book, but it still was not my favorite of DGS's books. I am glad this series is finally over. There was so much going on, so many changes, so many twists that I just couldn't keep up. This is not my favorite series, but that being said it was still very well written. I am happy that Emma finally found her true power and became the women that has been suggested throughout the entire series. I am sad that it was in the last chapter that she finally found herself. The end of the series ...more
Cris
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to say it took me a while to finish this book, there were so many things happening and my heart only could take so much each day, but OMG! I kid you not Denise puts crack into the letters it's too much and at the same time just not enough and that was so not what I was expecting!

My heart broke all over again for Jake I mean for what is happening it's so easy to forget that he is 5 people, 5!! And everyone has an agenda, everyone wants something from him, only Emma and Will are thinking of
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