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The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)

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Destiny. Is it chosen by you, or for you? At seventeen, Gemma thought she knew the answer. Then life, and destiny, got in the way.

Gemma and her friends just wanted to finish high school and get on with their lives. But these friends share strange and unusual characteristics that nobody else possesses. They dismiss them as quirks of nature until an otherworldly encounter at
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Kindle Edition, First, 136 pages
Published February 11th 2019 by Cari Schaeffer
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Angela
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

The Chosen in the first book in The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer. It is a great YA fantasy full of adventure, magic, action, danger, secrets, discoveries, and fun. It has a (teenage) “Relic Hunters” x “The Librarians” x “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” feel to the story. As I have come to expect from Ms. Schaeffer, she created a vivid, detailed and descriptive story, with wonderful scenes and backdrops to her captivating story. The characters were somewhat quirky and interesting and real
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Debbie Eyre
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written fast paced read that I did not want to put down. With great characters, magic and adventure this ya fantasy read transports you to another world! A great start to this series!
Nadine
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Sorcery and wizard good!

It starts with an adrenaline fueled chapter from the present day, which of course you’re not meant to understand yet. Then we go back to the beginning and work towards the present again. Even though I didn’t understand it yet, it did get me all enthusiastic for the rest of the story. It did pull me in. Interesting and intriguing!

We have Allie, Gemma, Timothy and John. Seemingly ‘normal’ high school students. Little did they know at the time they are about to embark on an
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Anna Hirsch
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer
4 Stars

Fate and destiny. Some say you make your own, others say it was written in the stars from before you were born. These four friends share unique physical characteristics which mark them as “ The Chosen”. They are destined to save the world. Everything they learned in history class is wrong. In a race against time, they need to relearn world history, manage their new powers and find some magical orbs, all while being hunted. Not
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Erin
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I give The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer, 4 stars.

Gemma is a senior in high school. She has a small group of friends that are different from everyone else, but they get along great. One day they are counting the days until graduation, the next their world gets turned upside down. They find out they each possess special powers. Not only that, but they are what's called The Chosen. They are supposed to track down special orbs that look like unusual gems. They also find o
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E.A.
The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1) by Cari Schaeffer was a fast pace, hooking read, that had me so engrossed I nearly stayed up more then half the night to finish!

This book opens on a high explosive note that gets your heart pumping and raises your anxiety. That did it for me, in minutes I was hooked and couldn't stop reading. Strong, engaging, and complex, this book will keep you on your toes, and flipping the pages. Being a past reader of Caria Schaeffer, this book lives up to the others a
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Emily
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Four friends named Gemma, Allie, John and Timothy have been close for years. They all happen to have a platinum streak of hair near the base of their necks and they all have a ring around their iris in one eye, weird quirks they never gave much thought to before. That is until they are in the local park after dark and discover a mysterious door in the woods. “The Chosen” is a wonderful opening story to what I can already tell will be an amazing series! I am a HUGE fan of sci-fi, especially histo ...more
Laura Furuta
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series
By: Cari Schaeffer
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer is a wonderful book that I enjoyed reading. It takes you into a world of fantasy/magic and includes characters that have a bond of friendship. It is a story that grabbed my interest from the beginning and didn’t let go until I had finished it. I loved reading about Gemma and her friends. They find out they are marked as The Chosen. They must learn abo
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Maura
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"What is a convergence?" "It is the coming together of everything to a specific point in time."

This is the first book I've read by this author and the first book of the series. It's quick and entertaining and an overall adventure. This story jumps right in and because I had not read the blurb or given more than a quick glance at the cover, I initially wasn't sure what type of book this was going to be. THE CHOSEN is everything!!

I would classify this as a YA/Coming of Age story that I think would
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Katie
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest
By Cari Schaeffer
4 stars

The Chosen was a brilliant and captivating read by Cari Schaeffer –it is also the first book that I have read by her and the first thing that I noticed was how fantastic her writing was. It was imaginative, creative and very entertaining. The action started straight away which I loved; it meant that I was already hooked into the story from the very first page. I really enjoyed the plot for the story and thought that it was very unique an
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Gail Guerrero
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Shaeffer

Four Stars

The weight of the world is on four teenagers shoulders. Chosen to find the orbs and save the world. Can you imagine at 17 having to fight a battle you were predestined to fight? The amount of growth it took these kids to put away childish things and become heroes. The author did a great job keeping them kids while they faced this evil journey. Though they matured they still had teenager moments. Allie had to be my favorite at
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Jenni Bishop
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series Book #1) by Cari Schaeffer is a wonderful magical Young Adult fantasy story. Cari has done a great job of writing a tale full of magic and adventure, danger and action. Cari has done a fantastic job of weaving this story that is so vivid and detailed that you can clearly picture it. It is captivating and unique and the characters are down to earth and relatable, if not a little quirky but endearing in their difference.
There is mayhem and suspense, action and magi
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Sheri
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer is the first book in the Orb Quest series. This is a great start to a series and has me wanting to read more. Gemma is a high school student, who with some of her friends find out they are different from others. This book has something for everyone, mystery, fantasy, action, and friendship. I enjoyed Gemma and her friends. They are normal but special at the same time. They have typical high school problems but also some unusual challenges.
This is a book that I didn'
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Candida Hopper
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series
By Cari Shaeffer

This was a fun, adventurous, full of action story. I enjoyed the characters and how even though they are teenagers this book can be read by everyone. The author did an awesome job drawing me into the story and keeping me entertained. This book did a good job setting up for the next one in the series and I can't wait to read it. I can't say that I really have a favorite of the four yet but I'm sure as I get to know them better its bound to
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Eda
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
John Timothy Allie and Gemma have things in common that no one they are aware have in common. Having been friends for a long time they are still not prepared for why they have those things in common. I mean how many kids in high school find out they are destined to save the world or at least fight for it. They are now on a quest to find objects that have disappeared and the clock is ticking.
This was a book meant for youth readers but I adored it. Very clean and adventurous. I recommend it to an
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Heather
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1), by Cari Schaeffer, is a paranormal/fantasy novel that is fast paced and will have you quickly shifting chapter to chapter. Four friends are immediately immersed into a craziness as the story opens. Cari Schaeffer is thoroughly descriptive and creative. This is my first novel by this author and I could not put it down, as the words beckoned me to continue. Gemma and her friends were captivating and inquisitive. As the initial book to the series, it perfectly ...more
Stefanie Carney
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a tried and true story done with a twist. This author takes the teenager on a mission trope and flips it on its head. I found that although this is a short story, like an introduction or set up, it didn't lack anything. The characters were fully developed and the plot kept me flipping pages faster and faster. The thing I love about books like this one is that even though I think I know some things, I'm still surprised at how things turn out. I finished reading this book and instantly loo ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a young adult story that took me on an adventure and action that made it fun to read. This is about four young adults that find they are “The Chosen” and their mission is to save the Orbs before it is too late. Is it to big a task for them? They are great characters that bring the story to life and keep you reading. They are full of drama and emotion. It is a great start to the series, I can’t wait to see what happens next. I highly recommend this book.
Erica Fish
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Shaeffer is a interesting YA story. There is action, mystery, fantasy, danger, and did I say leaving teenages to learn the truths of the destiny of others. It is a story of friendships and being able to trust one another on this magical adventure. The storyline took me on a roller coaster ride but it was well worth the ride. Would you be willing to let teenagers learn about the truth behind the orbs?
Scarolet Ellis
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer is a fun loving wonderful story that I read. This is book number one in this wonderful start to a brand new fun loving YA series that I loved. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves a fun loving,wonderful YA story to read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer is a wonderfully written book that had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down till the end. Four young adults find out they are The Chosen,and their mission to save the orbs before it’s to late. What an adventure these guys went on.Find out what happens next I highly recommend reading this Book.
Tanya
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
They just thought they were unusual but what they do not know is that are the chosen. Their life is about to change when they learn they are the chosen. They will have so much to learn. What will they learn? How will they get on? Follow their adventures

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Louise Bilby
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read by a 12 year old who loves the book. Said the story was a great but she said it was short. All in all, she loves the story and was telling me all about the characters and the plot line. An enjoyable read.

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MoonGarden
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great adventure

Really fun story! Gemma and her friends are great. A fun adventure story without all of the overbearing emotional drama that most authors cram into YA books. This one was a really fun to read.

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Jeannie
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is volume one in the latest series from this author. This series is lining up to be truly exciting. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but like all of her other books, it reads quickly. I devoured this story in short order! Can't wait for the next installment!
Stephanie
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-copy, fantasy, magic, teen
What an amazing start to the series! I can't wait to see what happens next. 4 teen friends find that they are "The Chosen" and things just get stranger and stranger. Action packed and so much fun to read!

I was gifted an ARC in return of an honest review.
Lisa
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-year-3
The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)
By Cari Schaeffer
Rated 4 stars

This is a good strong start to a interesting story. I was drawn in right from the prologue and it didn’t let go until the end. This is filled with action, suspense and wonderment. These four have quite an adventure ahead of them! I am excited to read the second in the series to find out what happens next.

This is my first book by this author. The story flowed and engaged nicely and had ups and downs. The characters were easy to
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