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(Stained #3)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  2,438 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Julia has been chosen. While at the Stained compound, she was tapped as The One to win the war against the Nephilim and leashed with an illness that worsens each day she is away from The Three - and her destiny. Determined not to return to the frightening Chosen leaders
Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published July 26th 2012 by Barkley's Books
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Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: absolutely-love
Shut the front DOOR!!!! Can anyone hear my heart pounding. Yes, that's right heart pounding so hard, had to walk around my table 3 times to get the adrenaline rush that Ella James put there, out of my system! I had taken a break and was trying to enter a contest on FB and I couldn't even win anything :( Because while I was waiting for the game to start, I glance over at my kindle to read only a couple of lines. And that was it. Game over. Story read.

Another FABULOUS book in the "stained series"
Jacquie Talento
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I’m really disappointed in myself for not getting to the books that are in this series before reading this one as I feel I have missed important parts to the book for my own understanding. Although I haven’t read the other books, I find myself understanding what Ms. James has set up for us in this story line. I have read other work of hers and fell in love with her writing style and the way she kept me from doing things I was suppose to do but was too caught up in wanting to know what happens ne ...more
Jenny Jo Weir
OMG! One more to go, I can't believe how fast this book flew by. I NEED to read the last book. I am dying to see what happens and how everything ends up. Please let there be a HEA at the end for me!
Jessica Smith
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Frustrating cliffhanger!

This is a great installment in the chosen series. Super fast paced, with lots of action, drama, more back story and of course romance. It will leave you with a frustrating cliffhanger, frustrating in that it makes you just have to read the next book which is just so hard (*wink wink) hehe.

I do highly recommend this book and the series!
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 - I think the previous book was better, but this was a fun read. Action, constantly on the move, fun dialogue (though sometimes feels a little strained, hence a star off).
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2017
At least it was better than the second book.
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have become obsessed with Ella James and her books, and let me just say that she is a doll for sending me a copy of Chosen to review! I pretty much flew through this because I could not wait to find out what happens to Julia and Cayne and co. This book did not disappoint. The plot became thicker and juicier, some questions were answered, and I Cayne pretty much became my number one book boyfriend today!

So, getting right into it without giving away too much of the plot since this book has only
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2012
So, we continue on with Cayne and Julia’s journey. The group: Julia, Cayne, Meredith, Drew and Carlin, and even Edan, are on their way to this place ‘safe haven’ for ex-chosen they’ve been told about. There is a lot of tension between Julia and Cayne on the trip there, and she has been giving him the silent treatment almost the entire way; even though he did get her out of there, she has very mixed feelings about him. Thinking of all the things that have happened in her life so far, plus finding ...more
Sheila Ryals
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was not as good as the first two! maybe it was because I thought it was going to be the conclusion to the the first two and then find out it was not with a huge cliffhanger! That leaves so much more in the air than you even realized. It did skip around a bit with the time. So when you go from one scene to another a whole month passed by. There was no warning So I had to reread to figure out what the heck was going on. May wanna put a little parentheisis in there saying that time went b ...more
Lynn Worton
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review 6 ******

This third book in the Stained series is absolutely FANTASTIC!

Julia is a wonderful character. She is a Chosen. She is strong and stubborn, and very much in love with Cayne. And she can see auras!

Cayne is a Nephilim, who is in love with Julia. He is a fantastic character. He is very complex, but also has a mysterious past. I think I've got a bit of a book crush on him!

This story continues on from the nail-biting cliffhanger of Stolen. The story is well written, with lots of plot tw
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I took a bit longer to read this book than the first two in the series and honestly I'm getting a bit frustrated with the series. I love the concept, the new take on Nephilim, and of course Cayne and Julia's characters and the romance between them. It just seems to me that the story is getting a bit disjointed and hard to follow. Aside from the revelation that Julia is 'The One' and there is some sort of war going on between the two branches of the Chosen over a prophecy concerning her, there wa ...more
Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog!! :) :)

I swear to you, Ella James could teach a class in the art of cliffhangers!! She gives us another mind spinning, action packed addition to the Stained series and it just keeps getting better book after book. I honestly still don't know who to believe in. The only people I believe in for sure are Julia and Cayne. And maybe Mer and Drew...but with the way things twist and turn who knows.

Julia and the crew, after finally starting to relax and thinking they were wi
Tiana Dalichov
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omg-omg-omg

Curse you, cliff hanger!! I will hunt you down and make you beg for mercy!!

Loved this book! So much suspense, action, drama, and romance that I was reeling when I finished it! One of the things I really liked about this book was Edan's role in all of this. His character is SO intriguing to me, and I need to know who's side he's really on! And then there's my sexy, misunderstood hunk Nathan and his role as a tool by the Three. Ahhh I really hope he and Meredith can be together when all o
Rachel Dissell
Oct 18, 2012 rated it liked it
As I've stated in my previous reviews for this series, the story is interesting and worth the read. The writing style has room for improvement. That is generally the norm with indie authors, considering they don't have access to teams of people to consult on every aspect of a book, as with traditionally published authors.

Fair warning, after three books, I've noticed that the author seems fond of cliff-hanger endings (if you read the book, you will see the pun in that statement). In some cases,
Anita Powers
I loved this book so much more then the last one, Cayne and Julia's relationship is still strained but thanks goodness this does not last the whole book. The place they go seems so wonderful but nothing is quite as it seems and we get to see some true colors of certain people in their group. I hate the hold the "3" have on Julia and that she is given such a small amount of relief from this hold. I love the relationship that has built between Meredith and Julia and getting to see how all of the g ...more
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This one was a bit longer, which I liked, but it felt like the middle drug along a bit. Granted we were waiting for the crap to hit the fan, but if felt like we were...does that make sense? Anyhow, I loved all the time in Europe, disliked the evil Chosen chasing them, liked the protectiveness of Cayne, disliked Julia for being a liar (all for pride- grr), wasn't so sure about the Swosen, wasn't liking Edan (or trusting him), was pissed about pissed, and by the end I was super pissed ...more
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Chosen - Book 3 of the "Stained" series, July 30, 2012
Chosen does not disappoint! Author Ella James, has given us even more of what we loved in the first 2 books of the series: Love, Mystery, Relationships, Drama.
Chosen, like Stolen (book 2), picks up right where we left off. If you haven't read both Stained & Stolen, please read them first.

Chosen doesn't have quite as much action as the first 2 books, Ms. James makes up for that with character development. Her characters are written in a wa
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
An enjoyable read but, at times, very confusing. A lot of it still feels underdeveloped which should not be the case by book 3. And the constant updates on what they're all wearing and place descriptions did get tedious- with the books so short, the space wasted on those irrelevant details could have been much better used to further the story development and thrust instead. I'm intrigued to see how it will all pull together in the final book (already d/l'd), find out what Julia's role actually i ...more
Jackie -Sated Faery
Holy Angel Wings!! That did not just happen!!! Man, this was just heartbreaking and beautiful! Not only am I totally invested in what happens to Cayne and Julia, but I have grown to love several of their friends, too. And there's danger around every corner, they can't seem to figure out who to trust! Not only do they not know much about some of the people around them, they may not know as much as they think they do about themselves. But I have faith in both in them, they better not let me down! ...more
Jul 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: angels
So not my favorite book in this series. I don't know maybe I wasn't in the right mood or something. I thought Julia and Cayne were super cute together and I love how their relationship has developed. I still like all the characters and the plot is still good. However the story didn't feel like it progressed in this book. I mean besides searching for the "swosen" and Julia's headaches nothing happens in this book. It seems like you good have chopped this book down to 50pages and the added to the ...more
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: like
I love Ella James and her stories. The stained series has been great so far... Chosen is not my favorite book in the series however. Yes it moves the story along, but I felt that there wasn't much conflict resolution that you expect in a story. I had a hard time following who was saying what... and a harder time staying interested in the story. That being said, I'll return for another. Ella I think you are a great writer, but some extra editing seems like good advice to me. I found several typos ...more
Another good addition to the series. The beginning of this book had some seriously wonky formatting. I think it was a problem with the ebook. The text was all different sizes. It stopped after a few chapters and the story continued on. I feel like maybe books two and three could have been combined into one. This was more of the "who can we trust?" "what's really going on?" and we still did not really get any answers, just more questions. These books are not very long, so I do not thing it would ...more
Nanette Bradford
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
ok so i'm cheating. i haven't finished the book yet but i wanted to give Ella James some early love. I stumbled upon this series and as soon as i started the first book i was hooked. i love love this series and it keeps getting better. Ella is an amaizing author and a really sweet person. I'm so excited to find out what happens with Cayne, Julia and the gang. They are trying to find out if Julia is infact "The One" and if bad boy Edan is on their side. Oh it just keeps getting better. Eeee! i'm ...more
Kristin Campbell
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow! What a way to end a book!

You know how you just know about a person or what's going to happen in a book? Yeah, I thought I knew too.

This book was filled with surprises! I knew Wean was bad but I didn't get his motivation... still really don't and now I can't wait to read Exalted to find out.

Then there is the mystery of people saying random things and you think, "oh, no! Please, don't do that!"

Gah! I need to read the next one ASAP!

Sorry, I know my reviews sound crazy sometimes. I just hate
Jennie Wallace
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I wish I could give these books 5 stars, but I honestly can't. I feel that sometimes when reading, the scenes get a little confusing and also it's seems there's words missing here and there.

Other than that, the story line is great! Like I've said previously, it's action-packed, full of suspense and the story keeps you drawn in until the very end. Every book so far has ended on a cliffhanger. No big deal. It's such a good story, I'm ready to buy the next book as soon as I've finish the previous
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Yet another amazing read, just like the first two. This one I'll give 4.5 stars, though, unlike the full five like I gave the others. The reason for this was that I felt it lacked a bit of the action and thrill of Stained and Stolen. I read it in four or five sittings, instead of one or two.

But the first two were so incredible, I definitely put this one on a pedestal, and it was definitely great, I just didn't love it quite as much.

That ending, though. Wow. I had to read it over a few times beca
Maureen Hoar
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
This next chapter in the tale of Julia and Cayne's journey to seek the truth and escape the three that want to use Julia to bring about the end of the Nephillim. They seek refuge in Swiss Alps with the rebellion. Julia has to decide who to trust. She doesn't even trust those in her group never mind the Three or the rebellion. I have only one request for the next book.....please let Cayne and Julia hook up. It's killing me! I love the character's and the plot. Cannot wait to get the next book!
Aarzoo**im not stubborn, my way is just better**
OH 4.5 it rocked! trust me when i say it i know i took a long time to read cause of my work! but trust me ive never read any nephilm book with such a suspense and drama and everything! it was awesome just can't explain how good and amazing it was
Again, I felt like this book should be part of another one.. the story is interesting but a little slow and I think I would have hated the shortness of it if I didn't already have the other one of the series to read... Anyways, the characters were great for me so I think I appreciated it after all. 3 stars.
Karen Gomez
Let me just say that I am binge reading got so into the series after reading the first book yesterday,I have read 2 and 3 after this short break to write this review i am off to read the next book. OMG love it can't wait to see what happens, aaaaaaa can't believe the ending going to stop now to keep reading. I love Cayne super fan right now.
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Ella James is the USA Today bestselling author of seventeen teen and adult love stories. She's an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.

Ella's obsessions include vanilla cream soda, hiking, other obscure, crunchy stuff like rock collecting, and the antics of her three little monsters.

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