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Tiffany Truitt

Autor(a) de Chosen Ones

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Obras de Tiffany Truitt

Chosen Ones (2012) 160 cópias
Naturals (2013) 38 cópias
Creators (2014) 20 cópias
Royal Attraction (2017) 6 cópias
Because You Exist (2014) 4 cópias
Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart (2016) 1 exemplar(es)


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Oh Dystopia. We have had a rough ride in the last couple of years. Whereas before I had read maybe a half dozen books where the Earth (or at least humanity) was near extinct for one reason or another, in the last year alone I've read 14 books with that premise. That's a lot. Like a real lot. It makes it a little hard to find new ways to invent the wheel sometimes.

Chosen Ones does at times remind me of the other books. I'd kill for a YA Dystopia that didn't involve a romance in some fashion honestly, but Tess and James was far more palatable then I would have thought. Its understandable that Tess falls for him almost immediately--different is always alluring and James is very different from any other 'Chosen One' that Tess has meant. James for his part is cognizant in a way that Tess doesn't seem to understand at first, what it means for them to be 'together'.

The history of how humanity reached the level its reached by the story's start was less interesting to me then the real world reactions Tess' father and James extoll. In an economy that is doing better than others, but still seems unable to sustain itself, I can understand her father's sentiment that people grow resentful when their hardwork (in this case protecting the country) seems to mean nothing. If you go off to war to protect your home from being destroyed, but its taken away because you're not being paid enough to keep up the mortgage why did you go off to war? You could have instead found a better paying job and let someone else protect your house.

By in large I enjoyed this book. Some of it dragged with uneven Tess is rather unlikeable until she starts to 'blossom', but Truitt makes up for it by engaging the reader in a game of 'It Could Happen To You'. I certainly hope that the next book, Naturals, builds on the premise (and maybe lets the romance take a backseat).
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lexilewords | outras 10 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Goodreads Synopsis: The dramatic conclusion to the Lost Souls trilogy, which answers readers’ questions and finally pits natural Tess against the true enemies of Templeton, the creators

Heartbroken but more determined than ever after a tense showdown in the woods, sixteen-year-old Tess once again returns to the safety of her community of Isolationists. Bolstered by new alliances and desperate to protect those she loves, this time she knows she can return stronger and more powerful than ever to take back what is hers. As she trains in combat and grows more confident, Tess receives beautiful letters penned by her forbidden love, the chosen one James, from his prison in Templeton. He is now serving as a bodyguard to the creators-the team of scientists who created artificial life in the first place. And what he has discovered about the true origin of the illness that halted natural life could change everything. Enemy will become ally and death will bring new hope in this stunning conclusion to Tiffany Truitt's epic Lost Souls trilogy.

My Review: Okay, there might have been a little bit of a mix up. When I requested this book on netgalley, I was not aware that it was the last book of a trilogy... I think I might have skimmed the book description... Anyways. Whatever. That's fine. Maybe I'll get around to reading the other two books one of these days. It was an okay book. It would have been awesome, I'm sure, but because I started at the last book, I couldn't get into it. I didn't know the characters, and I didn't know what the world was like. So that's my problem with the book. It was a little twitchy for me, though that also may have been because I couldn't get into it. The story kept progressing so quickly, sometimes I couldn't keep up because again, I didn't know the characters. Those are my only problems. It seemed like an awesome book if I knew what was going on, but I just couldn't get into it. Maybe if I read the whole series one day I'll re-review this. Thanks for reading!

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radioactivebookworm | Jul 12, 2014 |
I really wanted to like this book, but just could not get into it. It took me weeks to finish because it just could not hold my attention.

It was a very unique idea though.

I couldn't envision the world Truitt described in my head. I had a hard time understanding why things happened. There were so many unopened questions. I didn't feel like the romance between Tess and James was genuine. I couldn't find myself caring for either character; they were hard to relate to. Tess seemed very unstable and cold. While James just felt very boring.

Overall it was an interesting plot, but I would not read this book again. I do not think I will read the sequel either.
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ConstanceMcCauley | outras 10 resenhas | Feb 25, 2014 |
Chosen Ones not only has a beautiful cover, but an intriguing plot as well. Humans are almost to the point of extinction, and then there are those who have been artificially created with incredible abilities. You have two types of people. Naturals which are the humans, and the Chosen Ones that are bred and trained to be bigger and better. There were so many questions, and I was hooked from the beginning.

Tess is a 16 year old girl, who has been placed at Templeton with her sisters. One thing about Tess is that she has stuck to the rules, she believes what she has always been told. Tess comes across as being so angry, and learning why I did understand. She keeps her emotions to herself, that is until she meets James. He is this gorgeous Chosen One, but he wasn’t like the rest of them though. James thought for himself, he was sweet and shy. Their connection was something that I enjoyed, with music and their reading together.

This flows with ease from the beginning right up till the end, with pieces of the puzzle given a little at a time as to what is really going on. This is a world where woman are thought of as being weak, and are thought to have little purpose and are losing their ability to reproduce. With swift punishment for not following the rules, and the awful treatment of the Naturals, this is one terrifying world Truitt created. We learn a little about outside the compound and it sounds like one rough place too. The letters from Tess’s father gave even more insight as well. There are a few secondary characters that were part of the story, but as the story flowed on they played a much bigger role, all leading up to one major cliffhanger. There are so many questions left unanswered and I am really looking forward to the Naturals.

Chosen Ones is a beautiful story of lies and betrayals, twists that will leave you wanting more and a romance worth gushing over. It is one that I would highly recommend picking up.
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jeneaw | outras 10 resenhas | Sep 30, 2013 |

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