Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth


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Title: Chosen Ones
Series: The Chosen Ones, #1
Author: Veronica Roth
Publication Date: April 2020
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.

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. 
Not as good as I thought it would be. I don't know but I found this book so slow and confusing. I had a struggle in finishing this book. I'm not exactly sure about the direction of the story, until am almost at the end of the book. There are moments that the story picks up, but then it starts to slow again and am loosing the initiative to finish it at once. The characters are not easy to like. I feel like am reading a book with teenage characters on it but in reality they are in their 30's already. The characters was so caught up with their past, that I stopped taking interest with them.


Overall, I think this is going to be a book that either works or doesn't work for readers. The plot shifts from now and then, and the pacing was really quite challenging. There are parts that are super slow, but it got a little better in the end. The book did leave of in an interesting place. So I am still not sure if I will be picking up the second installment of this book. 


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