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Chosen Champion

(Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,170 ratings  ·  179 reviews

A princess on the run, with enemies on all sides...

Vi Solaris is on the eve of getting everything she’s ever wanted—her family, her home, her throne—and to save the world she’s going to have to give it all up.

The Empire sees her as their Crown Princess, returning at long last. But Vi only sees visions of fate guiding her to the world’s gruesome end. Across the sea is a

Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published May 1st 2019 by Silver Wing Press
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Elise Kova
May 01, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

I'm not using this for a review, but as a place to share some information about CHOSEN CHAMPION (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles, #2). If you want to know about book one, click here.

CHOSEN CHAMPION is the second book of Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles. While you don't have to read the original Air Awakens series to jump into this world. You do have to read the first book of Vortex Chronicles, VORTEX VISIONS to understand what's going on in book two.

Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
"She never thought she could give up her life while still breathing."
My mind is still reeling from what I just read so I hope this all makes sense.
This is the sequel to Vortex Visions, a spin off series that follows Vhalla's daughter.
The first half of this book had a slow pace but it was definitely important in leading us into the second half... which is another matter entirely. It was so intense that I barely remembered to b
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the author for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

I really enjoyed this second installment of the Vortex Chronicles series, and let me just say once again that I keep being so impressed with Elise Kova's ability to come out with one high fantasy novel every three months. That's such an incredible pace and a blessing for us readers that don't have to wait long before reading the next book. I just want to put this out there if she ever r
L.R.W. Lee
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the expansion of the Air Awakens world that Kova has created. It began nicely in Vortex Visions as we explore Vi Solaris' world of the North, but throughout Chosen Champion that world is deepened and fleshed out in ways that newly expand this world in ways we never saw in Air Awakens. I loved Vi's journey into places familiar like the Crossroads as well as Lord Erion's home in the West. It was so cool getting to experience what was hinted at in terms of the Le Dan wealth and seeing the e ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
****4.5 Lightspinning Stars****

What a great second book to the series and all of the adventures that Vi must complete in order to save the world.

Enjoyable and written perfectly with all of the anticipation building to the climax of the story.

I was not expecting that ending which only excites me more for the next book in the series.
Jan farnworth
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, how do you put into words how you feel about a series that just keep exploding and surprising you. You attempt to articulate a review that makes sense without giving away the whole story, ok ready here goes.

This is the second book in the Air Awakens spin-off Vortex Visions that follows the adventures of the daughter of Valla. Now for me, you really should read Air Awakens first but it not necessary you just get more invested in these characters if you do. So if you want more inclusion go pi
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Spoiler free for Chosen Champion but Spoilers ahead for Vortex Visions!

Also – I was provided with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you thank you to Elise Kova for the opportunity and I’m so excited to share my thoughts! I am HORRIBLE at reviewing sequels of series so BEAR WITH ME:

This is book two in Elise’s continuation/companion series to Air Awakens. I highly recommend the Air Awakens series & reading it before this next installment. Vortex Visions was an amazing
- ̗̀ DANY  ̖́- (danyreads)
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads, lgbt-rep
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truly, Elise Kova never ceases to amaze me. she writes unapologetically, and you can tell from MILES away that she cares deeply for her characters and the stories she chooses to tell. the world of Air Awakens keeps e
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

Chosen champion was a sequel worthy of its characters and full of unstoppable movemtn and action. As Vi tries to find a way to reachTaavin, the danger of the epidemic of the White Death spreads and no one is safe anymore. There are many twists and turns in this book with mysyteries and prophecies that may or may not come true.

I also fear that Taavin knows that either he or Vi will die
Cecily Wolfe
I was so tense the entire time I was reading this . . . it was just so incredibly intense, both the story and the emotions, and there was no way I could have predicted that ending. No way. My ship is still sailing (and then some!) which makes me really happy, but wow, what a cliffhanger after a whole lot of crazy at the end! I knew I'd need book three right away, but literally, I need it this very moment. I don't think I'm going to get any sleep worrying about this girl and the predicament (to p ...more
⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆
Chosen Champion was easy to get through--once I started, I didn't stop, and it went by fairly fast--so it is a step up from Vortex Visions in that I didn't feel there was a point where I had wavering focus.

But I do come out of it feeling like the story wasn't quite balanced.

For a story seeking this larger-than-life plot, it somehow feels unbalanced and at times very empty, as there's not even a lot of character introspection or interpersonal relationships to work off of. I'd anticipated the se
Eileen (BookCatPin)
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Back in January when I finished reading Vortex Visions I was very impressed with this first book in the Air Awakens sequel series. I knew then that I would see this story to its end so picking up Chosen Champion was a no-brainer.

Once again, Elise Kova easily draws you back into the world. It's everything familiar and beloved. The atmosphere really comes through in Elise's writing. With the White Death still looming and spreading over the Empire we feel just how dire the situation is becoming. An
Michelle | michelledevoursbooks
I think this may be the best book I've read by Elise Kova (and I've read all of her books... soooo... I'm a bit of an expert). In book 2 of Air Awakens: Vortex Visions, Vi makes the decision to leave the family she's always wanted and find Taavin, fulfilling her destiny to save the world from the malevolent forces converging in the mysteries northern continent. CHOSEN CHAMPION follows Vi's struggles to make the decision, traverse the empire, and travel to Meru, making friends and enemies along t ...more
Cassie James
Chosen Champion is wonderful!! A feeling of wonder never left me all through reading this book.
While Vortex Vision re-introduced/remade the Air Awakens World, Chosen Champion is a brilliant and dashing adventure that kept me turning the pages eagerly.
Continuing from where the previous book left off, Crown Princess Vi is still working on her magic with her fated companion Taavin while working hard to figure out the location of the next Apex to explore.
The fate of the world still hangs in balance
Nicole (FearYourEx)
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Elise Kova, you have done it again. Another wild ride with more twists and turns than I can count.

If you read and loved the Air Awakens series be prepared for many Easter eggs throughout the Vortex Visions series, locations, people, and etc make their way into each book.

Vi is very much like her mother Vhalla, and also very much like her father, Aldrik. She's as stubborn as them. She makes hasty decisions like them and she is strong like them. I'm loving where her character development is goin
Her father had told her once to always keep her eyes on her greater goal; never risk losing the war to win a battle.

This is a transition novel. The goal of it is to move Vi from the empire to the crescent continent. I was hoping she would get here a little sooner but the book end with her finally getting to the crescent continent. I think I’ll enjoy book 3 more, this one was a get there already book.

I really like Vi. Taavin gets more development in this one too. It was nice to see news from c
Katelyn Anderson
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Queen of Plot Twists crown has been stolen from my clutches by a worthy adversary. I can’t even fathom what the fuck just happened.
What an incredible read!!!! Elise Kova has really outdone herself with twists and drama and EMOTION. I felt that kick to the gut pretty damn hard.
I need more. I need more NOW.
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"We will write our own fate,"

This was an excellent second book for this series. It was awesome to see old places and familiar people through new eyes. The first book gave us a unique view o the North. A view of a newly conquered nation. The nation that Vi grew up in, the one that shaped her. Seeing the rest of the world through her eyes was completely different from what Vhalla saw in her time.
Vi's character grew so much from the first time we met her. She learned of the world around her and
Cait | GoodeyReads
3.5 stars



But what happened in the middle? Nothing. That’s what happened.

Started off strong with Vi getting to FINALLY see her family again, YAY. I was so excited to see Vhalla and her brother Romulin. I was mostly on bored with Vi’s decision to leave her family so she can save her nation, but when she started that journey I got lost in the bogged down story.

I didn’t think it was going to take the ENTIRE book to get Vi from one place to the other
Xia ✻.
2.5 stars

I had some personal problems with this book. It’s, by no means, a bad one; probably most of the issues I found are mine alone.

The first thing that failed me about the story was, with no doubt, the romance part. I almost wish there wasn’t any, and that’s a big thing to say for someone like me who wants her books with it, even if it’s just a hint. It was just so fast and not credible. I couldn’t buy into it. It felt forced (weird as fuck for me to say that words), and it went from distru
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
***Will contain spoilers for Vortex Visions (book 1)***

Quick Summary:
- Lightspinning is the coolest magic EVER and I love seeing more of it in book 2
- A lot more background information and scene setting but still a fast-paced read
- Elise leaves me breathless with all the plot twists and turns and that betrayal...I seriously had to remember to breath at points

My Review:

First I would like to thank Elise Kova for sending me an eARC in exchange for my honest review! I have been anxiously awaiting th
Sep 17, 2020 rated it liked it
While I really liked Vi and her overall development, I found the first 60% of the book very, very slow. However, once you hit the 85% mark it speeds up like CRAZY!!! A betrayal and badass Vi were the highlights of the book, and because of the action-packed finale I will definitely read on to the next.

In terms of the romance, I would've liked to have seen the dynamic between Taavin and Vi be drawn out a lot longer. I feel like they got together pretty quickly and I'm curious if the sexual tension
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free e-ARC by the authors in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I made the mistake of reading a review for Chosen Champion prior to starting the book. Although it offered no spoilers, the review did drop some hints and I was suspicious of everything and everyone in the book. Then again, this is Elise Kova we’re talking about. You can never let your guard down when reading Kova’s books.

Despite my suspicions, I was still thoroughly surprised by the end th
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Elizabeth (BookishConnoisseur)
Now that I am fully immersed back in this world, I cannot get enough. I love Elise's writing so much and I'm just so completely enthralled with the story. The second I finished this book I moved right into book 3, which I'm lucky I had the opportunity to do. Book 2 has lots more action and betrayal and just so much happening. I'm so excited to see where this series takes me!

Thank you so much to Elise Kova for providing a copy of this book for review.
Precious ✨
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ku-universe, fantasy
5 stars for a journey across the empire.

Let me say I am so happy Elise decided to continue writing this universe. In this story Vi has to confront things about herself and those around her. There are major twists and this story and i can’t help but think a few clues for the next couple of books. I absolutely loved it once I got through the first few chapters, they were necessary but it did come off kinda slow at first. Push through it is certainly worth it!
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy for an honest review. I’m gonna be honest, I saw that betrayal coming but I was so hoping I was wrong. I didn’t see the other part coming though. I didn’t know Vi had it in her. This one was better than the first. I’m growing more fond of this world and of Vi and I need more. The ending of this one gives me a bit more hope for the next one.
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg, this book is AMAZING! I love it so much!!! The action continue in the second book and it definitly picks up. It's nice because we see a lot of characters from Air Awakens again but we also learn shocking thruth.
A must read!!!
Michelle Fritz PA
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm utterly gutted and heartbroken!! I'm absolutely gobsmacked!! I feel like I can't trust that ending... I'm not completely convinced that it was real! This was one sad and unbelievable edition! A betrayal totally rocks everything and leaves not only Vi, but the reader as well, just totally shocked and gasping for breath.  This was beautifully written and the emotional depth was such a very deep well. When everything is falling apart, it's to Taavin that Vi turns to. Their moments are becoming ...more
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Elise Kova is a USA Today bestselling author. In her past lives, she has graduated from an MBA program, lived in Japan for a bit, and worked for a Fortune 500 technology company. However, she finds herself much happier in her current reincarnation as full-time author. When not writing, she can usually be found playing video games, drawing, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. S ...more

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