Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chosen by Denise Grover Swank

The Chosen Series, Book 1

This is probably one of the best .99c buys like EVER. Anyway ... In Chosen, as soon as you begin reading, you're on the run. Emma and her son Jake are hightailing it out of a diner that Emma works at because some Bad Men are coming. A little after that, she meets Will, who Jake deems as safe. Jake apparently has some kind of telepathy and a lot more that is revealed later in the book. It takes about half way through before you get any kind of information on what's going on but oddly, even though I complained to myself about it, I didn't mind. Jake is apparently a wanted child by some unknown people and we can only get that he's wanted because he's special, but later, the script is flipped and you find Emma is who they're after. But then again ... Their are 2 groups. One is after Emma and one is after Jake. That's where things get hairy. You don't know who works for who, you just know that someone is wanted and they're running like hell to keep from getting caught. As far as Will goes, he's into some 'stuff' but ultimately has a change of heart when he realizes that he's falling for Emma and decides (around the time Jake throws something in his face) that he can't (no, really, he can't) go without her.

1.) Now you guys know how much I hate having to read about sex (unless it's an LA Banks book). Swank apparently knew I was coming for this because the sex in the book was more of a 'hand on breast, pants gone, a joining' and then I'm happy because the D and P words are not thrown around willy nilly. 2.) I really liked the connection Jake had with Will until ...... 3.) It was a non-stop rollercoaster ride. Really, it was. You never stop moving. And just as you get comfortable, you're on the run again! Non-stop action, blood and death via bullet (I'm more of a rip the neck out kind of girl but this will do). 4.) It wasn't paranormal enough for me (along the lines of Tornado Siren and Disillusionist Trilogy). If I'm reading something that's out there, I want it to be really far out. 5.) Oh, thank goodness. No this isn't IR or AA but our heroine wasn't a blonde either. Thank goodness!

Overall, their isn't much to say about this book other than the fact that it's good. Their aren't many bad points at all. I will definitely recommend this and am thinking of purchasing book 2 but I'm not quite sure if I'm up for another book of chase. It took me about a week to get through this one simply because I was tired, lol.

3 1/2 Stars

1 comment:

  1. Hey Deva!

    Chosen sounds like an awesome read! I'm glad I stopped by your blog-- I've been super busy but I promised myself I would try to check out other friend's blogs :) I think I am going to head over to and add Chosen to my wish list!

    Thanks, girl!

    Mia at The Muses Circle