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Chosen Ones

(The Chosen Ones #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  79 reviews



Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One, and his weapon of choice - catastrophic events known as Drains - leveled cities and claimed thousands of lives.

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
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.
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
After the train wreck Allegiant and skipping Carve the Mark this better be good, I still have faith in Veronica Roth because Divergent (and only book one) was so good
Chelsea Humphrey
Honestly? 2020 is the year of all the new releases that I never knew I needed. The blessings! <3

*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy,
Charlotte May
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Apr 04, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
i want it!!!!!!!

but I also fear I won't like it. Veronica Roth's books tend to start great and go downhill fast for me.
ex. Allegiant. That was a mess.
Oct 02, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: most-anticipated
holy mother of god... this cover is ugly
Emily May
Jan 05, 2020 marked it as i-need  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Okay, I will sample this. Kirkus has me curious.
♠ TABI ♠
Oct 25, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
YA authors branching into adult writing has either been THE BEST THING EVER or a complete disaster

either way I'm usually always here for it
Milkah, The Grumpy Reader (I'm Really Always Angry)
Ummmm this actually sounds really really cool?!
Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
lets see how much this is going to roll over.

hopefully it won't be like divergent. *shrugs*
Lilly Santiago
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
oh man i cannot wait until this book comes out and i have people to talk to about it
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably one of my favorite reads this year. This is a fascinating take on fantasy that examines the psychological cost of being a titular Chosen One.
Jose Guevara
Aug 14, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maybe-books
VERONICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLS TELL ME THIS WILL BE PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 25, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020

Well, my loyal Pinecones, the time has come for me to review another Veronica Roth book, one which I was lucky to read as an ARC this time. And unlike her last series, Carve the Mark and The Fates Divide, I am very happy to say that I was not at all disappointed. Though it's not quite at the high-water mark the Divergent series left for me, the platinum standard that made Roth one of my all-time faves, it's a damn sight better than that half-baked duology she tried to come back with a few years ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
This is my NetGalley review, provided in exchange for an uncorrected e-galley:

I have pretty consistently liked Veronica Roth, though I know her last duology was considered problematic and had a pretty divided reception. I was VERY into this book, her first adult novel, especially during Part 1. This book is about Sloane, a woman who has gained notoriety in an alternate version of our current world by being one of five “chosen ones,” teenagers who were prophesied to kill an evil magician known
Bonnie (A Backwards Story)
I was so excited to get my hands on this, and I promised myself I wouldn't read any 2020 books until January, so this was basically one of the first things I tore into now that it's the new year. And I read almost the entire book in one sitting! I'll have a full review closer to release, but it both was and wasn't what I was expecting. The book is broken into three parts: Part I was as anticipated, Part II threw a major wrench into everything and made me re-evaluate all the things, and then Part ...more
Dec 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-release
A group of friends
Veronica Roth

So pumped.
kenzie ⎊
Apr 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
i’m ready to cry, this sounds so good
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Closer to 3.5 stars. I am going to start off this review by saying that I think Veronica Roth is a good writer. I think her stuff is very easy to read and usually pretty compelling (this might sound like a diss but it is not). But I also want to say that while I read, almost obsessively, all the Divergent books when they came out I can't really remember a single thing about them. I think she is a decent writer in the moment, but as time passes I'm not sure I could say how she really stands out. ...more
Jan 01, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I know I said that I would never read another Veronica Roth book after the dumpster fire that was Allegiant.

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
Elisabeth Jewell
What happens to the Chosen Ones after they defeat the Dark One and save the world? There is no happily ever after, just years of PTSD and living with the trauma and memories, and struggling to find a place in the world that wants to keep you as its greatest celebrities, when all you want is to disappear.
And then one day you get magically kidnapped into a desperate parallel world that needs you, an experienced Chosen One, to defeat THEIR Dark One, please and thank you. See, their Chosen One died,
Kit Walker
Oct 24, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'll try this because she hasn't written much since Allegiant. I'll give her a chance to redeem herself.
Lara Bahr
One of my most highly anticipated books of the year and I was so excited when I received an ARC. Yet it just didn't really do it for me. Maybe I was expecting a lot more about the aftermath of being deemed a "chosen one" and dealing with the return to normalcy after confronting evil. Maybe I was hoping more emotional conflict than action orientated. And it started out really hitting that expectation. But then the second half of the book lost me becoming just another science fiction/fantasy ...more
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Dark One may have been defeated years ago, but The Chosen Ones will continue to deal with the aftermath. This is story of how Sloane really comes to terms with what she has done with her life; this is the story of how she comes to terms with who she really is. This is the story of how Sloane discovers that maybe her and her friends didn't actually defeat the Dark One.

Sloane Andrews is one of those characters that you don't like because she isn't a nice person. But you love her. You root for
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Took a minute to get into this one but a twist kept me engaged through the end.
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Thanks to NetGalley for the review copy of this book!
I did not ever get around to reading Carve the Mark because I was a little disappointed in Allegiant, but I'm glad I requested this adult-aimed fantasy. Probably a 4.5 for me actually, as the ending was a little . . . hm. Confusing? Abrupt? for me, but most of this was great. What happens to the heroes after the battle is won? Our main character struggles. A lot. In some ways she isn't overly likable, but I really ended up rooting for her and
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, she did it again! I mean, Come ON!
Amazing premise, characters that are both flawed and, therefore, flawlessly-wrought, staying true to her love of Chicago, messing with my mind scientifically, throws in some magic, then LOTS more magic, and, well, DAMN! It's all very very good. Very good.

My only question is why this is so categorically referred to as an adult read. I mean, most of the folks involved spend lots of time talking about/reliving/making up for stuff from their youth. And I
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2019
Five Stars! Roth does it again! This novel grabs you from the first few sentences and doesn’t let go, on the bumpy, fast paced ride all the way through to the end.

The Chosen Ones were teenagers when they defeated the Dark One. It’s been ten years and the 5 of them have spent the past decade trying to move beyond (or still revel in) the battle that saved Earth and made them famous. Some are still wrestling with their own demons while others seem to have moved on.

They gather to celebrate the
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Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and the Divergent Series (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection). Her short stories and essays have appeared in Summer Days and Summer Nights, Shards and Ashes, and the upcoming Three Sides of a Heart. The Divergent Series was developed into three major motion pictures.

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