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Chosen Ones

(The Chosen Ones #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  368 ratings  ·  223 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. The Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Hodder & Stoughton
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    Ryan S Hmm, 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…more
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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 on my body, I have a tat xD) but I liked Carve the Mark just as much.(less)
    Brittany No, you do not. Although it would add to the experience of Roth's writing evolution!…moreNo, you do not. Although it would add to the experience of Roth's writing evolution! (less)
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    Chelsea Humphrey
    This book was challenging in the best way, and I can't wait to see where it takes us in the sequel. Review to come.


    *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
    Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    UPDATE: I am getting an ARC!

    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
    Oct 02, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: most-anticipated
    holy mother of god... this cover is ugly
    Charlotte May
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    "Sometimes Sloan wondered if the world had been worth saving."

    2.5 stars 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.

    The storyline progressed like a herd of turtles. Once one thing was over the group of Chosen Ones would move on to something else while meandering about their day to day business. I wasn't exactly sure the direction the story was going until over halfway through
    Emily May
    Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: fantasy, arc, 2020
    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
    Feb 26, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    I won't lie, I am only going to check this out because I saw someone say there is a Kylo Ren-type character in this book. Bring on the angst and tantrums!

    #intergalacticthirsttrap #hornyspacehamlet (thanks, Dana Stevens.)
    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.
    Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: netgalley
    Ten years ago five young people were identified as the Chosen Ones and were sent on a mission to destroy a evil force they called The Dark One.
    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
    Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms  (Book.Enchantress)
    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 :(
    Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    "Nobody ever prepared me for what came after. They just assumed I would never find out."

    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
    ♠ 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
    Mara YA Mood Reader
    03/10/2020: Ah, a real NA fantasy without the stigma of a NA categorization (which makes me run away screaming because I hate porn)!! Someone is finally understanding what the people want! ...more
    I'm going to start by saying I like the Chosen One trope. I do. And I also really like the post-Chosen-One-now-what-the-fuck-happens trope. I find the former is done a lot better than the latter (though we haven't had that many) but this might've been the best post-Chosen story I've read so far. I think.

    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,
    Milkah, The Grumpy Reader (I'm Really Always Angry)
    Ummmm this actually sounds really really cool?!
    Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: dropped-series, arcs
    The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review.

    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
    Bruna Oliveira
    Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it
    Rating: 3.5/5

    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
    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 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
    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
    Oct 24, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: netgalley
    I'll try this because she hasn't written much since Allegiant. I'll give her a chance to redeem herself.
    Becca (Horners_book_corner)
    Thank you to Hodder Books for gifting an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a "life after being the chosen one" story, that involves a group of 'potential' chosen ones who battled a big bad guy and what comes after the success of winning. It covers very current topics including PTSD, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug abuse in a genuine, human and real way alongside a plot that is thick with twists, turns and unexpected outcomes. The story writing style is ...more
    Bookphenomena (Micky)
    3.5-4 stars

    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.
    Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This is not a book for everyone, but it definitely is a good book.

    The thing that really bumps this book up is that is not set during the main event described in the book, but ten years later: we are able to see the consequences of the defeat of the Dark One by the chosen ones. And I think this was a really good choice, given the amount of clichés that could come writing about a big battle in which only a few can actually keep up.

    I was confused in the beginning, I could not really understand
    Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: fiction, fantasy
    So, not a YA book, but definitely read like one to me. The premise was great, the execution was only okay. Which was, sadly, what I expected.

    There were spots in this that felt awkward and clunky and couldve benefitted by being cut back a bit, and I sometimes felt like the naming of Chicago buildings and landmarks became irritating. I really didnt need to know the names of every other building or bridge the main character walked past to understand the setting was in Chicago.

    Mox was painfully-
    Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
    lets see how much this is going to roll over.

    hopefully it won't be like divergent. *shrugs*
    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
    kenzie #⃝
    Apr 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    im ready to cry, this sounds so good ...more
    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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