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I don't really care tbh, I loved everything she published so far. Divergent will always have a special place in my heart (and…moreHmm, why do you think so?
I don't really care tbh, I loved everything she published so far. Divergent will always have a special place in my heart (and on my body, I have a tat xD) but I liked Carve the Mark just as much.(less)
She was by the river, the cold air burning her lungs, as she stared across the bridge at the Dark One right before their last battle. Part of her always would be.
2 1/2 stars. I realized somewhere in the last seventy or so pages of Chosen Ones that I could very easily turn this into a positive review. Threads were coming together, showcasing Roth's clever plotting, just as the action picked up and secrets came to light. There's sprinkles of humour:
Please, for the love of God, dont be one of...more
*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
Not really sure what authors making it big with YA books before switching to the more prestigious genre of adult fiction says about how authors view the YA genre...
Wow, people are getting really mad about this "review." Do they honestly not think that the YA bracket is often dismissed by critics? Only romance receives worse treatment.
Sloan's character really was the redeeming factor for this novel. She was coated in an assortment of layers and I was never exactly sure what she would do next. I didn't really care about her, but she was the only character I felt like I knew since the other characters were underdeveloped.
The story progressed like a herd of turtles. Once one thing was over the group of Chosen Ones would move on to something else while meandering ...more
Their mission was successful and the world was saved from extermination.
Matt, Esther and Ines have been able to get on with a normal life but Sloane and Albie are finding it hard to forget the horror and destruction and suffer from the effects of this. Unfortunately on the day they celebrate the tenth anniversary of their victory Sloane has a premonition ...more
I definitely think this is going to be book that either works or doesn't work for readers. The characters aren't easy to love (or like) and the plot shifts gears -- sideways, upside down, ...more
WHY didn't I know of THIS!?
After Carve the Mark Roth been one of my favourite authors; I know many people didn't like it, but I really enjoyed it. though I feel the Divergent vibes over this than a space sci-fi, I must wait & see. (I liked Divergent too.)
I hope this book doesn't let me down. *finger crossed*
P.s. I really don't like cover... even though it is the shade of blue I love, but it's so simple :(
The Chosen Ones is Veronica Roths first novel that targets an adult audience, as it digs deep into themes that her Divergent series of novels casually explored. It is a Chicago-based urban portal fantasy novel, with a neat twist on the chosen ones versus the Dark One trope. The story begins ten years after a group of five teenagers defeated the murdering and destructive Dark One. For better or for worse (its ...more
Chosen Ones is Veronica Roths first book in her new adults series.
The plot in a nutshell: four teenagers were chosen years ago, following a prophecy, to fight The Dark One. He was a being destroying everything and everyone on the planet.
These teenagers, Sloane, Ines, Esther, Matthew and Albi, defeated the enemy. We are now ten years later and they all try to move on with their lives the best they can, some battling ...more
10 years ago, 5 teenagers defeated a dark force predicted by a prophesy. Now as adults they all deal with their fame in different ways. Sloan shuns all public affection and media attention, Esther adores fame as well as her millions of Instagram fans, Matt is a philanthropic crusader, Ines keeps to herself and poor Albie carries scars he will never get rid of.
But when one of the 5 commits suicide it becomes the catalyst that will turn ...more
I'm sad to say that I haven't been as disappointed in Veronica Roth's book since Allegiant. I'm actually one the people who really enjoyed the Carve the Mark duology which had its issues but had some awesome mature characters and interesting relationships. Compared to that series, Chosen Ones felt like a step back both for the writing and the characters. This supposedly adult ...more
Thanks Netgalley for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
This book is about 5 people who were considered to be "chosen ones" according to a prophecy and destined to destroy "The Dark One" and they did it: they defeated this big villain who was destroying the world and killing people. However, ten years later, one of them dies and they discover that their world is not as safe as they thought.
First of all, I was a big fan of the Divergent trilogy, but I hadn't read ...more
I really enjoyed the premise of this but sometimes the pacing was slow. It was a pretty complex tale and I don't quite see where the series will go but I am here for it.
Review to come for the blog.
And then I read Carve the Mark. And it wasn't Allegiant-bad, but it wasn't great. So I said I would never read another Veronica Roth book again again.
But then I read Ark, which was an Amazon short story and adult fiction and hey, I actually enjoyed it.
So I'm gonna give this one a go since it's adult fiction and maybe that's the genre Roth will shine in.
But if this one isn't good then I'M ...more
what happens after the happy ending is one of my favourite things to explore in stories, so I have high hopes
I received a review copy from the publishers in exchange for a honest review ...more
Veronica grew up outside ...more