I thought I’d do a review of a book I’ve recently read, Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth, I buddy read this with Lauren from @laureads_ on instagram 🙂
**just to note, this is an ARC copy but I received it in a trade**
It’s been a few years since I read the Divergent series and I enjoyed that though I was massively disappointed by Allegiant, however I don’t think that I’d enjoy the trilogy if I ever reread it, and I liked Carve the Mark but couldn’t be bothered to go on to the sequel.. but Chosen Ones is my favourite of hers now, it was more my type.
I devoured it in a day, I couldn’t help but get drawn in by the characters and the world, it had such a good villain in it and I found that it was very well written and you can tell that her writing has evolved over the years.
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 him.
After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal . . . for everyone but them. After all, what do you do when you’re the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is now fulfilled?
Of all the five, Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD – and her huge attitude problem – but really, she’s hiding secrets from everyone . . . secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her.
On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold – bigger than the world itself.
And this time, fighting back might take more than Sloane has to give.
I found this book to be gripping and easy to read, plus I really liked that it was a story about 25 year olds, probably the closest thing I’ve read to my age in a while, I need more YA books that are like this please. I actually thought that this book was going to be a standalone but behold there’s going to be a sequel and I am here for it, I want it like yesterday😂
Have you read Chosen Ones yet? What did you think? I know that this has such massive mixed opinions!