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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jaime's Review of Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt



Chosen Ones
Tiffany Truitt
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
ISBN:16206100000
Source: ARC from the publisher (E-book)
Rating: Loved

From Goodreads.
What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.

But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?


Ok so if you read my review of Partials by Dan Wells you may see some similarities in the synopsis’s and while I was reading Chosen Ones I did find myself thinking about Partials but not for the reasons you’re thinking. I liked Partials but I LOVED  Chosen Ones!!!!! Tiffany wrote a beautiful story with such emotion my heart felt like it was soaring in some areas and breaking in others! She captured everything I was looking for and I can’t wait to read book 2!

Tess is a character that I immediately loved she’s strong and stubborn; she has her flaws but, at her very core she understands things beyond what she even thinks she does. She gets why love can be so wonderful and so dangerous at the same time and, how that one word can either save or ruin your life. Enter James tall, dark ,handsome, and dangerous; everything Tess should stay away from but, she couldn’t he wasn’t like the other Chosen Ones, he was nice, gentle, curious, and caring he was everything he shouldn’t be and Tess and I both found ourselves falling in love with him.

The story itself is really good like I said it’s similar to other dystopians out there but I really loved it. I could imagine the world Tiffany created living in the desolate warehouses eating crappy food and then going to Templeton and wearing beautiful dresses and drinking champagne. I felt afraid of the other chosen ones and disgusted with the council and the creators. Oh and yeah one more thing I bawled and not just some quick tears I was literally red nosed and couldn’t see through my tears at one point. That’s how I know it’s a good book it made me feel!!!!!

The passage I chose is one between Tess and James when they’re trying to figure things out.

He took a seat in front of me, and my knees almost touched his. He glanced at his hands for a long while. Then, with a sigh that spoke of uncertainty, he turned back to me.

“I think maybe we can be friends.”

His words caught me off guard. It sounded more like a question than a firm declaration. I picked at the fabric of my skirt, unable to look up at him. Did he really, truly, want to know who I was?

“Why?” I asked quietly. Was it just to satisfy some bizarre fascination, some need to know the girl who didn’t have a place with her own people? Or did he actually like the small, almost undetectable glimpse of me I had allowed him to see?

“I…would it work if I said I didn’t know? Would you settle for me saying that it’s just something I want? Even if I know it is wrong to ask for it.”

“Yes,” I breathed.

He hesitated before continuing. “I won’t…if you’re worried about…I swear it wouldn’t be like that.”

I looked away, no doubt blushing. I hadn’t exactly thought something of that nature was a possibility. In fact, if I were honest, it was part of what attracted me to him. I knew I could never do anything of that sort with someone like him. And he wouldn’t want to with me. Or would he?

I did find him attractive.

So the release date for this has been moved back to June L but it’s a good thing this book will actually be on the shelves at Barnes & Noble instead of just available on their website! I can’t wait to get my hands on a physical copy! Thanks to the amazing Entangled Publishing team for the Advanced Copy to review you are all amazing!!!!!

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3 comments:

  1. OH. I didn't know the release date have been moved back to June...

    Anyway, great review and it makes me want to read it even more now!

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  2. I feel like I have 3409304930 books on my plate right now. But I cannot wait to read this one! Thanks for the review Jaime :) I never did read Partials though!

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  3. This book has the ability to stir a whirlwind of emotions not touched by so many YA reads. This book leaves an imprint on your soul. When I finished this, I couldn't fathom the idea of picking up another book. I needed time to unwind and marinate on the overall effect of such an amazing story.

    Mica
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