Saturday, July 7, 2012

Book Review: Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt

Title: Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls,  #2)
Author: Tifffany Truitt
Published: June, 12th 2012

Genre: Dystopia. Sci-Fi
Pages: 400
Rating: 3 out of 5

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?

My review

Huh. This cover is totally random. The only thing that matches is the girl and her hair color. She doesn’t wear prom dresses in dystopian world as a maid/slave, that’s for sure. I would rather like to see The Chosen One-James with his scar on the cover. But I suppose white girls in prom dresses sell books.

I didn’t actually thought too much about reading Chosen Ones. It was more like Oh, hey, I have this book. Let’s try it.  I usually spend way too much thinking what to read next or I don’t think at all because, sometimes I am in a mood for a sweet, bubbly book even though I got that day, for instance, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which I’ve been dying to read for months.  

Well, I did get a lot of romance. Somehow, it was the biggest theme in this book. We have this post-apocalyptic world in which humans are lower beings and Chosen Ones-artificial humans rule the broken world.  Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the romance I just wish we knew more about how that world was created. We did get some answers in those letter Tess’ father wrote to her.  *just a little spoiler* I have a feeling we will be seeing him in the second installment since we didn’t actually see him die.

In conclusion, when the time comes, and the second, still un-named book gets published, I will definitely read it because I want to know what happens next.

3 stars

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