Author: Veronica Roth
Release date: April 7, 2020
Series: Book 1 of 1: Chosen Ones
Rating: FOUR STARS
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. 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 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 them . . . 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.
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Chosen Ones is the first book in the series The Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth. I loved the Divergent series and I was so happy that I have received this ARC. I really liked Chosen Ones and I loved the world-building by Veronica Roth.
“Just because something is difficult doesn’t mean it’s worth doing.”
Chosen Ones is about five teenagers Sloane, Mall, Esther, Inez, and Albie who were chosen ones to save the world and for it, they had to kill the Dark One. The Dark One caused destruction and death with the help of magic.
I’m tired of being celebrated for the worst thing that ever happened to me.
Now after ten years, they were famous and they were everywhere recognized and everyone wants a photo with them but they want a normal life without the reminder of what they did. After ten years they are together again to celebrate their victory.
But, after their celebration three of them, Sloane, Matt, and Esther are transported into a parallel universe, and in this universe, they are still Chosen Ones and they again had to save the universe and to fight again for their lives. They found out that in this world still exists the Dark One and they had to kill him again for good if they want to go back to their home.
You and me and Esther and Ines … we’re bound for life.
I really liked the characters Sloane, Mox, Matt, Esther, Ines, and Albie. I liked how the past is explained through classified documentation and how the teenagers are the chosen ones. I love the bond between the five teenagers and how they worked together in the past to kill the Dark One and how they are friends after ten years. Chosen One is the perfect combination of thriller, magic, and sci-fi. I really liked the Chosen Ones and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
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About the author
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Divergent series (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection), the Carve the Mark duology (Carve the Mark, the Fates Divide), The End and Other Beginnings collection of short fiction, and many short stories and essays. She lives in Chicago.
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