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Chosen Ones (Lost Souls) Paperback – June 19, 2012
An Action-Packed Retelling of a Classic
London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey. Hardcover | Kindle book
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“Tiffany wrote a beautiful story with such emotion my heart felt like it was soaring in some areas and breaking in others! She captured everything I was looking for and I can’t wait to read book 2!” ~ Jaime, Two Chicks on Books
“This debut instantly takes Tiffany Truitt to the top of the Dystopian top reads list. You won't want to miss out on this ambitious story.” ~Winter Haven Book
“…what makes Chosen Ones truly amazing isn’t just the strong heroine, or the wonderfully done romance. Its Truitt’s writing. I will gladly read anything that she puts out. With the way that she writes, it is quite easy to lose yourself in her words. If you’re looking for a new dystopian novel to dive into, look no further than Chosen Ones.” ~ Nicole’s YA Book Haven
“There were some scenes that left me with my mouth open. Some were raw and extreme. Tess stood strong every step of the way though. I really liked that her character stayed consistent throughout the whole book.” ~ Damaris, Good Choice Reading
“Tiffany creates a world that is believable and unique. Tess is a kick butt kind of a character that grows with the struggles she has to go through and you can’t help but love her for it. James is a boy with a heart like no other, who feels deeply and loves completely. When I got to the last pages of the book, I sat there staring at the blank page, willing it to turn into book two!” ~ Valia Writes Things
“It was phenomenal, breath-taking, heart-pounding and epic! The storyline will leave you speechless and the romance will leave you breathless! ~ K-Books
“Full of suspense, danger, drama, and even forbidden love thrown in, Chosen Ones was everything I had expected from the book blurb.” ~ Pages from my thoughts
“…what makes Chosen Ones truly amazing isn’t just the strong heroine, or the wonderfully done romance. Its Truitt’s writing . . . If you’re looking for a new dystopian novel to dive into, look no further.” — Book Haven
From the Back Cover
Life is bleak but uncomplicated for sixteen-year-old 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?
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Top Customer Reviews
Women have lost the ability to give birth and are dying along with their unborn babies. As a solution for the dying race, the council as created the chosen ones, artificial beings with special abilities. But the council and the chosen ones are keeping secrets. Will these secrets help the dying human race or will it only succeed in further destroying them?
Although Tess comes off as cold and heartless at first, I can understand why she feels this way. After losing her sister she feels that love equals a death sentence and she vows to never let herself get close to anyone or care for them. When she begins working at Templeton, she meets James who is a chosen one. Tess is normally afraid by the chosen ones because they are not natural beings and they are too perfect. But when she notices that James has a scar on his chin, she is immediately intrigued by him. She wants to know why he isn't perfect like the others and what he did to get the scar.Read more ›
The Creators are naturals, humans. They are the best of the best scientists, making these beautiful boys who are left in a coma until they are thirteen. They are fed video images directly into their brains of how they are to perceive the world and the `naturals' when they are awakened or unplugged.
Once I got into this book, there was no stopping. The pages kept turning, I was in a reading trance. There are twists and sad moments, brutal moments. All is not what it seems.
I loved the use of classic books like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, passages woven into the storyline, very cleverly done.
Books were a reminder of a time when the world wasn't perfect but it was better than what the Council were doing to the humans and what the world had become. The Council, I don't understand these people? The rules are brutal , the punishment swift if you do not follow them.
This story got quite frightening the more you read, the more you realised what was actually going on. I still don't understand how the world got to where it got, but I am willing to overlook this as the characters within the pages draw you in. I don't understand anything outside of Tess' compound. There are snippets of information. My mind was trying to grab hold of some `whys'. Tessa's father's letters helped a great deal.
The book starts with Emma, Tess' sister ,who is married to Robert and dying from ......well, I wasn't quite sure. She was pregnant. She died. There was a lot of blood. If you get pregnant, you pretty much are signing your death notice. Something has happened to the female anatomy.Read more ›
Also for a supposedly unemotional heroine, Tess is constantly having her skin crawl, or having hot/cold flashes, holding back outbursts or is bothered by men even looking at her. She also lacks wit or humor or smarts (the men around her do all the scheming, while she is mostly just "brave"), though that may be appropriate. Nevertheless it was a quick and engaging read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this when I was going through a Dystopian reading list. I started this and was a little thrown off, then I went to another series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tracy
Really great story. Loved the characters.
Fantastic Story. Could not put it down.
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. Read morePublished on February 17, 2014 by Courtney R. Wells
This book is really interesting with enough adventure and a cute love story to keep you turning the pages all night long!Published on February 17, 2014 by Jazzy
I can't believe it took me so long to read this book!!! I've just put it off and put it off for other things, but I am so glad I finally took the time. Fantastic. Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by Rachel @ Paper Cuts blog
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... Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by kindlemom1 (My Guilty Obsession)
Chosen Ones is completely bizarre and disturbing. It's not exactly original, since it immediately reminded me of two other books I recently read, but it was still interesting. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by Angie
"I was on a journey. I didn't know where it would take me or who I would become. All I knew was I could become someone. And it was sublime. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Amy @ The Reading Realm