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Love can’t be engineered…
Life is bleak but uncomplicated for Tess, living in a not-too-distant future where the government, faced with humanity’s extinction, created the Chosen Ones, artificial beings who are extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
When Tess begins work at Templeton, a Chosen Ones training facility, she meets James, and the attraction is immediate in its intensity, overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to Templeton than Tess ever knew. Can she stand against her oppressors, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
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 mak... ...more
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 m... ...more
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... ...more
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 hum... ...more
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... ...more
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... ...more
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... ...more
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 w... ...more
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 gover... ...more
That was so good! I need book 2 now. Omg I'm totally crying! Review to come. ...more
*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... ...more
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.... ...more
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! Dystopi... ...more
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When 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 po... ...more
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 expect... ...more
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 oppresso... ...more
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... ...more
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... ...more
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... ...more
In a literature landscape inundated with dystopian stories, it takes a special story to shine among the bestsellers and the hype. For me, Chosen Ones is a story that I believe holds its own and shines with its beautiful writing and unique take on genetic engineering and the future we could someda... ...more
Tess lives in a dystopian world where most women are barren and having a child means death. Since they're not useful for anything else, women basically played the role of slaves for the 'Chosen Ones' - genetically engineered/man-made boys who are the perfect soldiers. They're better than humans i... ...more
I really enjoyed Chosen Ones and finished this book rather quickly. Set in a dystopian future, women can no longer carry children and artificial humans, Chosen Ones, are being created. Tess is sent to work at Templeton where the Chosen Ones train. However while she is there she meets James, a Cho... ...more
I picked this book out of no-where because it was on a table at my school's library. I wasn't expecting much of it because I'd never heard of Tiffany Truitt or off her books... and not knowing what people thought of this series probably was a good thing because I got to make an opinion of my own.... ...more