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- Print Length: 257 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 30, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XK4W3MX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Selection: The Forgotten Chronicles Book 1 Kindle Edition
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When Eron turned eighteen, it became time to enter the Selection, along with fifty other boys, including his close friend Connor and the school bully Bello. If he makes it through the Selection, the girl gets to choose between the men that come through the Selection. Eron’s father has made it, his mother chose him. But his father has never talked about what happened as it was forbidden. Eron has had a crush on red curly haired Mina since he was eight-years-old in grade school, dreams of her on this perilous journey, where only a few reach the finish at Victory Point on Mount Jarrow. He encounters packs of howling and hissing dire craates, laths flying overhead, large billed hern, gracer packs, Phelan the blue skinned boy with dark green hair, Steen, Kumo, Laird, the Forgotten, dirt grubbers, yellow headed anthels, and vulbores.
Jason J. Nugent skillfully spins a sci-fi adventure fraught with danger and treachery. His story raises philosophical questions. Is survival at all costs justified? How far do you push the limits of your mind and body? Should man accept the natural order or try to change it?
Congratulations to Jason for his improvements in story telling, and I look forward to his next work.
The answer was slightly disappointing. There were some twists and turns and some I saw coming while other surprised me. They surprised me so much, in fact, I went back and tried to figure out where the hints were that he dropped… there weren’t any and I am still left wondering why?
Now, it was a good idea, the problem is it didn’t feel fully fleshed out and the end felt unresolved. Yes, there are supposed to be questions left unanswered, but when everything is left unanswered I am left feeling unsatisfied.
There were some things I really liked, like how similar yet different this world was to Earth. Also, the Forgotten, the creatures, and lore set up on the planet. I can also see where there is a lot more going on than meets the eye.
All-in-all, it was not a bad read. You should give it a try and see for yourself. It has a kind of Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies feel.
The book is full of adventure and the characters are well drawn. Eron is a good person and more mature than many of his cohorts even though he’s still a child in many ways. It’s obvious early on that something traumatic has happened to him, something that makes it more difficult for him to handle the Selection. It was fun “watching” him face the physical and mental challenges of the Selection, and while the novel sets up the rest of the series, the story in this book does come to a satisfying conclusion. In other words, no cliffhangers and that’s a good thing!
Told from the boy's POV we follow his journey to survive the Selection. All boys must undertake a survival course, at a certain age, on their colonial planet. The rugged, dangerous, backstabbing trip is familiar. In addition, his eyes will be open to the extreme cruelty of this test, and he must decide how he will react to this new knowledge.
As others have said, it is a hard book to put down, and a quick read. I recommend it to all who are interested in primitive survival and dystopian societies. I think middle grade on up will enjoy this. It is an interesting question of where the character will go, what he will do in a sequel.
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