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Chosen Ones de Veronica Roth
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Chosen Ones (edição: 2020)

de Veronica Roth (Autor)

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"The first novel written for an adult audience by the mega-selling author of the Divergent franchise: five twenty-something heroes famous for saving the world when they were teenagers must face even greater demons-and reconsider what it means to be a hero . . . by destiny or by choice"--
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Título:Chosen Ones
Autores:Veronica Roth (Autor)
Informação:John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2020), 432 pages
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Etiquetas:fantasy (adult)

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I recieved this arc of the book from Netgalley and the publisher in an exchange for an honest review.

Name: The Chosen Ones
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: YA, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Supernatural
Age: 8

Review:
Veronica Roth never ceases to surprise me. She returns with a YA Supernatural Thriller novel, an exciting and thrilling story which mystifies the reader's and keep them devoured in the book.

The story revolves around the five Chosen Ones; Sloane Andrews, Matthew Weekes, Albert Summer, Ines Mejia and Esther Park, the five people who were prophesied to defeat the Dark Lord.
It has been years since the Dark Lord had been defeated.
The story is told from the perspective of Sloane, one of the Chosen Ones. She struggles to live normal life and tries to evade the fame they received for their feat. After all these years, she still can't move on, especially since the Dark One still haunts her in her dreams. A mystery shrouds upon Sloane and the defeat of Dark One and her relationship with him.

Mysterious events take place all around the world. Dark Lord's followers rise against the Chosen Ones. The government works to create magical weapons which could unravel the mystery of these events. Sloane refuses to take any part in this, but Albie joins in this venture.

With the death of Sloane's closest friend, Albie, she turns back to magic. Drowned in grief with their losses, the Chosen Ones find themselves in another dimension, where they realise that the dark reign of the Dark One never really ended.

The storyline has been written alternatively from the point of view of our protagonist and official documents containing information related to the story. This form of writing style has been in trend since Murakami's Kafka on Shore and has been evident in The Illuminae Files by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff.

The story has been divided into different parts. The first part of the story has alot of HP's vibes; prophecy, chosen one and the dark lord.

I really liked that the story begins after the defeat of the Dark One, which kind of breaks down the traditional storyline. ( )
  Fatima_Anwar | Nov 30, 2020 |
I’m not sure what I was expecting from this new series, but while I did like it, I wasn’t exactly blown away. I really enjoyed the Divergent series (right up until that last book, anyway), and was intrigued with the billing of Chosen Ones as an ‘adult’ book about a group of 5 heroes, ten years after they apparently saved the world as teenagers.

The book is actually a whole lot more than what the blurb lets on: much of it takes place in an alternate-dimension Chicago, and this world is full of magic. Nothing is quite as it appears, and the whole concept is very original.

Roth’s writing is strong, and the plot is clearly developed. The book is very compelling at the beginning, but there is quite a lull in the action towards the middle. Fortunately, things pick up again near the end, which is really quite brilliant. No cliffhangers, but I’m definitely down for a second book.

From the blurb, you would think that the book is about all of the 5 heroes… but really it’s about Sloane. One of the 5 dies near the beginning, another is nearly absent from the rest of the book, and the other two are peripheral at best. I’m not sure if the next book will deal more with the other ‘chosen ones,’ but I would love more development of those characters. For much of the book, I didn’t like Sloane very much, and she felt a lot like a YA character trapped in an adult character’s body, but she grew on me. Esther and Mox are really fun characters, but again, I would love more about them. This is really a 3 1/2 star book for me. ( )
  sprainedbrain | Nov 21, 2020 |
The pacing is off throughout the entire book. The first act could have been condensed to a couple of chapters, not much happened in the second act, and then the third act went by in a blink. It’s obvious that this is the first in a series because there is just so much exposition. I might have enjoyed it more if I already had the next book in my hands.

All that being said, it was a pleasant read and the writing is good. It just doesn’t work very well as a stand-alone. ( )
  HillaryFredrick | Nov 4, 2020 |
Here I am, standing in the shadows, hoping the popular kids don’t grab me, stick my head in the toilet, and flush.

No, I didn’t hate this book, but I also didn’t love it.

I did like the premise, with the magical forces and the Dark One hellbent on world destruction.

But here’s my problem: This is marketed as the author’s first “adult” novel. I’d place it somewhere in the gray middle of YA and adult, like the author wasn’t quite able to make the transition. The main characters are in their mid to late twenties, a fact I had to keep reminding myself of because they speak and behave like kids in their late teens. If they’d actually been teenagers, I might have appreciated the book more, though, honestly, I didn’t much like any of them, and I thought the attempt at diversity fell flat.

Pacing is a (very) slow build, with the first half being a whole lot of repetitive drama. At about the midway point, we enter new territory. Some of the original characters fall away and we’re introduced to new characters. For me, this is when the story gets interesting. Pacing picks up, and the new characters are more complex and their behavior more age appropriate.

I almost gave up during the lackluster first half, but the second half made it worth sticking with the story.

*I won a copy in a giveaway from the publisher.* ( )
  Darcia | Oct 7, 2020 |
Was really disappointed with this book. An interesting premise because of all the dystopian YA novels from the last several years, but not carried out well. The first third of the book seemed mostly irrelevant to the rest of the plot. The last three to five chapters were the most interesting and then the book just ended. ( )
  littlemuls | Sep 26, 2020 |
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