Today marks the release of Veronica Roth’s book Chosen Ones! So, I thought I’d share with the you the details! Huge thank you to Hodder Books for my advance copy of this beautiful book.
A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones.
Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.
Does this one sound up your street?
“Chosen-Ones is a twisty, fast paced and trope-subverting novel, that perfectly captures how it feels to second guess the choice you have made, or have had made for you, it turns the beloved ‘chosen one’ trope on its head while exploring themes of trauma, grief and the sometimes very thin line between heroism and villainy” … Fantasy Fans – I am sure I have now convinced you now, this is a MUST read for you guys!