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Katharyn Blair crafts a fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying curse, swoon-worthy sea captains, and the power of one girl to choose her own fate in this contemporary standalone adventure that's perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and Seafire, and for anyone who has ever felt unchosen.

For Charlotte Holloway, the world ended twice.

The first was when her childhood crush,
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: January 26th 2021 by Katherine Tegen Books
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    jenny✨
    i'm only the teeniest bit ashamed to say that it wasn't "feminist" or "sea captain" that first caught my eye (though both are VERY good things)—

    it was "childhood crush fell in love with older sister"

    this is the sort of angst i LIVE & DIE FOR
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    Miranda Reads
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    Just published my October Book Vlog and whew! It was a lot of reading but so worth it!
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    Three siblings - Harlow the eldest (amazing guitarist), Vanessa the youngest (Olympic-bound gymnast) and….Charlotte the middle sibling (who is…average).

    (okay, technically she's been crushing on Dean for ages but he's recently started going out with Harlow so there goes that hobby for Charlotte).

    During Vanessa's latest gym meet, a strange person interrupts it. They seem erratic,
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    rayne ♥ [ IG: rayne.reads ]
    The cover is immaculate, this is a feminist fantasy, there's sea captains and the main character isn't the "chosen" one?

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    instagram | blog | goodreads
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    Lisa | Lady_Logomancer
    Wow! This book is fantastic. I am absolutely positive that this book will be a movie or a Netflix series. I’d put money on it right now.

    There’s such a wonderful powerful female vibe throughout this book. Women are badass, they are smart, they are leaders both good and evil they are making decisions about life and death and love. The character development of the main character, Charlotte, was really enjoyable. I liked the sisterhood aspect and that family would sacrifice anything to save one ano
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    Blendy
    This was a good book, once it got started, but it took a really long time to get there. I was bored the first few chapters, and almost dnf'd it a few times. I'm glad I didn't.

    Aside from the whole feminist fantasy, swoon-worthy sea captains, and childhood crush falling in love with her older sister hooks, what really attracted me to this book was its cover. I don't know why I'm so drawn to it, but I freaking love it.

    As for the story, I liked it, but it felt a little incomplete to me. Everything o
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    Mary
    Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    "Write redemption on my bones..."

    WOW! Where do I begin?! This book had me baffled from the very beginning. At first, I was really confused by a zombie virus that was spread by eye contact, but once it explained how, I was 100% on board with the idea. Not many people can blend science in fantasy stories--generally, the two are like oil and water--but somehow that's exactly what Blair did! She blurs the lines between fact and fiction by completely rewriting our idea of the zombie apocalypse.

    The
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    Michelle
    Sep 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Book Review for “Unchosen” by Katharyn Blair. I read this book as an eARC from NetGalley. Thank you to NetGalley, Katharyn Blar, and Katherine Tegen Books for the opportunity to read and review this book!

    “Unchose” is the story of Charlotte Holloway, and her life being stuck as the middle sibling. Charlotte lives in her older sister’s shadow, and she is the caretaker of her younger sister. Both of her sister’s are talented, and Charlotte is pretty ordinary. She is also in love with her older sis
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    Suzanne
    Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it
    I can definitely see this being made into a movie for netflix/hulu. Dystopian, but not in the far off future. The scenario feels plausible with everything happening in 2020 and then has the element of magical pirate queen curse. The only thing I wish is that everyone wasn't depicted as the hottest, the most beautiful, and the perfect person just flawed by the curse. Good quick read and loved the story arc for Char.
    Adrielle Eispu
    Aug 19, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc-2021
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
    Molly
    Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This book was all over the place. I wish it had picked either supernatural or virus. Also the timeline was so odd. The world ended... not that long ago & yet they live in a VERY post-apocalypse world that seems quite established & way older than just a few years. ...more
    Madison
    Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
    A deadly plague that turns people into vampire-like zombies? Pirates? Intense romance? A main character who isn't the chosen one? There is so much to love about this book and I loved it!! I think my favourite part was the mix of modern setting and technology but the book has this old-school, ancient magic and legends feel. No - actually my favourite part was the romance. A long-held crush that is unattainable, slowly and passionately morphs into a romance that is intense, unexpected and so hot!! ...more
    Noel Crouse
    Oct 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
    Charlotte’s world ended when a curse, called the Crimson, is unleashed on the world, turning people into flesh-eating monsters via eye contact with the infected. Charlotte is the middle child and often feels like she is in the shadow of her sisters. Harlow is her older sister and was extremely popular and in a band before the Crimson started but turned into a fearless warrior and
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    Kari
    Nov 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    What a decorated apocalyptic world that has such a fresh take that is new and different. It is full of great characters and a storyline that is like no other I’ve read before. Author Blair has created a scary new future with terrifying new zombie like monsters who can destroy the surviving world of humanity.
    *****
    They knew the end was coming but not exactly when; so when Charlotte, Harlow & Vanessa lose their parents, they are on their own.

    They have taken refuge near where they lived with other s
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    Rachel 007
    Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    *Thank you Katie for letting me read an early draft*

    Wow this book is so much freaking fun! If The Walking Dead had a baby with the 5th Wave and Seafire this would be it.

    UNCHOSEN follows Charlotte, the middle of 3 sisters who grew up in California. Sandwiched between a gifted musician sister, Harlow, and a gymnastics pro little sister Vanessa, she doesn't feel like she is anything special. But then a virus hits and the whole world collapses (sound familiar?), people turn into zombie-like creatu
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    Jess (The Cozy Reader) Kennedy
    Ugh, I wanted to like this book so much.
    However, the opening is terrible. Very confusing describing the before time and then it was suddenly 2 years or so later with an unexplained, or very badly explained virus that turns humans to flesh eaters that hold legit conversations. And they are stealing a historic item from a museum.....
    All way too much at one time but with too little information at the same time.
    I couldn't get past the first few minutes of the book.

    Too bad.
    Lauren
    Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: young-adult
    I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but it wasn’t what ended up as the main plot.

    The world building isn’t 100% there and the flow of the story wasn’t perfect. It still proved to be interesting.

    But it almost couldn’t decide what kind of book it was. Is this a vampire book? Or a pirate book? Or both? Yeah, let’s go with both.
    Amy Phelps
    Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Not your average zombie apocalypse and not your average Chosen One. Add in some “pirates” and romance and you’re in for a good time!
    Nikole Clow
    Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Review coming soon
    Noel Crouse
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    Charlotte’s world ended when a curse, called the Crimson, is unleashed on the world, turning people into flesh-eating monsters via eye contact with the infected. Charlotte is the middle child and often feels like she is in the shadow of her sisters. Harlow is her older sister and was extremely popular and in a band before the Crimson started but turned into a fearless warrior and
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    Katie
    I find Katharyn Blair to be really underrated. Her writing is stronger than a lot of what else is releasing, and she's got some really cool premises. She also has really strong MCs, I think, who struggle with relatable conflicts and issues in a way that feel both authentic and lived-in.

    Consequently, there were elements to Unchosen that I really loved: (1) surprisingly, the MC being in love with her sister's boyfriend; (2) the MC's feeling caught between too "more important" sisters; (3) the Cali
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