Chosen Ones

Chosen Ones 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 bef

  • Title: Chosen Ones
  • Author: Tiffany Truitt
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 governWhat 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 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

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    1. Chosen Ones brings us into a dark, dreary future where humans are near extinction, and these perfectly crafted humans, genetically enhanced for war and protection, have all the power. Almost.When you create a dystopian or post-apocalyptic future, details, explanation, showing AND telling, can make a big different to allow readers to suspend disbelief. I found the future of the world in Chosen Ones imaginative and alarmingly foreseeable. However, I found myself a bit dissatisfied with the lack of [...]

    2. A dismal dystopia that will appeal to anyone who enjoyed the stifling sterility of Matched as well as social inequality and injustice of The Hunger Games. By no mean take this to mean that I'm trying to compare Chosen Ones to those other popular series or suggest it's a knock off in anyway, I'm merely hoping to give readers and enthusiasts of the genre an overview to consider coming into this book.Chosen Ones isn't trying to sell any fantasy about dystopia. There's no pretty face hiding an uglie [...]

    3. This book kind of blew me away. In truth, at the beginning I didn't expect anything special. The book started a little slow, but it quickly picked up.The heroine of this dystopian series is Tess, who has had so much stripped from her life that she's turned herself into an emotional shell to help herself cope. That is until she meets someone she shouldn't be associating with. A chosen one, but one that's different. Eventually she is forced to question everything. Her relationships with everyone a [...]

    4. Sixteen years old Tess lives in a compound called Templeton what was once Western United States of America that had been wiped out after fourth world war. Women had mysteriously lost their ability to bring forth life, being pregnant is exactly like death sentence to them. Facing extinction of human race, government and scientist decided to create artificial lives with all beauty and strength as well as deadly, they will protect the naturals from war and enemy, and they are the chosen ones.After [...]

    5. Chosen Ones, is deep, beautiful and intoxicating. Tiffany Truitt has a gift to communicate an emotional written story. This book was nothing short of AMAZING! When I started chapter 1, my first thought was “disturbing.” They actually pulled out a branding iron to mark an innocent girl. She would be the one to carry out the term of servitude at Templeton. I immediately understood why Tess was the way she was. Any expressed emotions would result in some sort of discipline. I couldn’t ever im [...]

    6. After finishing a book like “Chosen Ones”, it’s extremely hard to gather my thoughts and place them in order. This is the kind of book that makes you forget your words when you try to write about it, or describe it to your friends, because the action and the descriptive scenes you’ll find in its pages are absolutely shocking! At the end of the first two chapters I wanted to put the book down and completely stop reading it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s neither bad nor boring, but I couldn [...]

    7. This was a great dystopian novel! I would love to see it made into a movie! Tess tries to be tough and unfeeling, but her walls start to crumble after she meets James. She is a Natural, and he is a Chosen One. While the powers-that-be don't discourage contact between the Chosen Ones at Templeton and the Naturals working there, it is understood that any contact they may have is simply a physical relationship. That there can be no true feelings between the two. But let me back up.When war has take [...]

    8. 3.5 It was an interesting idea for a book, but personally i dont think it was delivered in the best way. I though it was pretty unique and i havent really read anything else like it, so it was intriguing. I liked the world she created and the plot was interesting enough with a few twists and turns that i didnt see coming. The chosen ones were pretty cool and i enjoyed learning about them and all the secrets of their creation and the council.However, i think it was some of the characters and thei [...]

    9. I have to say that when I read the synopsis for Chosen Ones, I thought this was going to be some sort of typical Marxist text. Meaning, the obvious bourgeois would be overthrown by the proletariat, because what good dystopian novel doesn’t have this element within its plot? I was wrong. In many ways this novel can be compared to The Hunger Games in its basic structure: an overpowering controlling Capitol or Council, an obsession with perfection and vanity, and the restriction of luxurious item [...]

    10. World war 4 has decimated the United States. Tess lives in a compound in the West with a group of naturals. The Easterners and Westerners are constantly at war due to disagreements in the way to re-establish the country. Women can no longer have children and men are being killed at war. The government begin a Council of Creators to build a new race who will live on when the human race has died out. They are physically stronger and faster than humans (naturals), and they are trained to fight agai [...]

    11. Chosen Ones is a rather ambitious book as it seeks to tackle a number of questions and ideas, while introducing readers to an unfamiliar, disturbing future world. This is an ugly, bitter place to live in, particularly for women. And in this setting, Tiffany sets out to explore some fascinating concepts.But I found the book to be perhaps TOO ambitious, so that it fell short for me as the first book in a series. I had really hoped for a stronger presentation in regards to themes and dangerous adve [...]

    12. *Rating* 4.0*Genre* Dystopian*Review based on the ARC* "You must face your fears in order to conquer them."An interesting story with such a dark premise that it makes books like the Hunger Games seem tame in comparison. Here you have a society that has all but destroyed itself in an East vs West Civil War and a so called Fourth World War between nations that killed millions via nuclear bombs. The US survivors have all but given up their freedom and are living in so called compounds because there [...]

    13. Another great book with an awesome kick ass character! The world that Truitt has created is dark and intense. Humans are basically slaves to the Chosen Ones, who were created to help humans. But somewhere along the way the Chosen Ones took over and want to make sure humans do not rise above them. When Tess is sent to Templeton to work there, she learns and witnesses what The Chosen Ones are really like. There were some scenes that left me with my mouth open. Some were raw and extreme. Tess stood [...]

    14. Eh this was ok. Started off good and I was expecting greatness, but then it sort of turned into a mediocre run-of-the-mill dystopia storyline. Tess is born into a world where humans are artificially created to be stronger and better than naturally born humans, so as to protect humanity from "the enemy". It was never even explained who the enemy was, or any details given on the war that was supposed to be raging on. These artificial humans - known as Chosen Ones - are the upper class elite, while [...]

    15. I received an ARC of this book months ago for this blog tour. Unfortunately, the book release date and blog tour got pushed back and so I put off reading it until closer to the blog tour date. Now after reading this book, I really wish I would have read it as soon as I got my hands on it! Dystopias used to be one of my favorite genres, unfortunately a big problem I had with them was that they were at times too bleak and depressing and most of them didn’t focus on a love relationship (which is [...]

    16. You can also find my review at The BookaholicWhen I first participated in the cover reveal of Chosen Ones and read the blurb for this upcoming YA Dystopian, I had a deep sense that I was going to like it--it was just a gut feeling, I guess you could say, and it held high expectations from that point on while I eagerly awaited to read. It did not disappoint. Not only did it meet my high expectations that I had established from the blurb and excitement for wanting to read this story, but it went a [...]

    17. 3.5 to 4 Stars!Even though this one sort of gives off vibes of the Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver it pulled me right into the story and after a few pages I could tell that while yes, there were some similarities, this really was its own beast. Completely different.I don't know what I was expecting but an epic love story was not one of them. I loved Tess. She was so strong and brave and even a little bit fierce not to mention lonely, confused and struggling so much with her inner self. I couldn [...]

    18. I have mixed feelings about this one. I'd say more like a 3 stars because despite I loved it I can't deny its flaws. PlotI love dystopians. The world each author creates is unique. I have to say that I felt a Cassandra Clare influence on this one. The names, music, the books. Whatever, in narrating its quite different so those little details don't matter. This kind of futures described in books scare more than I care to admit. When I read, I let the story absorb me into its endless abyss and I l [...]

    19. This was really just okay for me. I don't know how well this series will do, because I feel like I've read so many dystopians similar to it and I didn't connect with the heroine at all. This was kind of like a cross between Delirium, Exceptional, and Unwind, with concepts from all three present and making me feel like I've read this already. Elite beings are made to fight a war for the humans (that I'm still not clear on the details of, even after reading the book), and everyday humans, who are [...]

    20. I’m still kind of reeling over that ending. Wow. It definitely left me craving more, and I’m looking forward to where Truitt takes this series. The first chapter completely took me by surprise. I’ve read many, so so many Dystopians, and I’m always prepared for the bleak, dreary world and oppressors which govern it. But the raw and gruesome display of power by the Chosen Ones in the first chapter gripped me, and I was sucked into this hellish world where emotions are signs of weakness and [...]

    21. Mehhh. This book was so meh I don't even have quippy insults to throw at it.It's just kinda forgettable? It had a good premise, too, with these cylons coming around and saving things, and then the whole world is all "OMG ROBOTS FOREVER, DIE HUMANS!" and such. But instead we just get this meh book that has a really unpleasant treatment of women. I mean, obviously that's the point, but it still just creeps me out.I'm not sure what it is, but lately every time I pick out a book without reading any [...]

    22. This is definitely a coming of age story for Tess. As I read it I felt like I was waking up from a dream. This one made my heart skip a beat a few times. It was intense and powerful. I'm still mulling over how to describe it. It does have that Hunger Games premise but it's not flashy; it's darker, haunting. This is a fantastic debut that will appeal to a broad audience, I can't wait for more!

    23. Chosen Ones Review on K-Books"Emotional entanglements only led to physical tresspasses. We, humans, were weak. We couldn't be trusted with our emotions."Chosen Ones completely blew me away. The debut novel from Tiffany Truitt just made me fall in love with this new dystopian society and I could not stop reading. When I saw the cover to this book I instantly fell in love and couldn't wait to read it. Who wouldn't looking at that cover? It's beautiful. When I read the blurb and found out it was a [...]

    24. 3.5/5 stars. Chosen Ones is a book that's been on my radar for some time, so when I was asked to review it as part of the pre-release tour for Naturals, I immediately jumped at the chance. And while it did take a while for me to warm up to our main character, and get completely engrossed in the story, I ultimately came away from Chosen Ones quite satisfied, and eager to see what comes next.As with most dystopian books, Chosen Ones tells the tale of a US that's been decimated by a third World War [...]

    25. Chosen Ones follows Tess as she tries to navigate through a very grim world. Humans are known as “naturals” and they are also the minority in a society that is trying to be rid of them. They are working towards having a society of “chosen ones” who are genetically created and given special gifts that make them unique. They are also raised to hate naturals and believe it is their purpose to keep control over them. Tess has never questioned what happens to her in life and has always just g [...]

    26. In a futuristic dystopian world where women are no longer able to have children the human race is facing extinction. This isn't helped by the constant war that rages between the survivors. The Council have created a race of Chosen Ones who are powerful and deadly beings that are supposed to protect the remaining humans and take their place as soldiers in the war. But everything isn't what it seems and the protectors aren't always looking out for our best interests. When Tess is sent to work at a [...]

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