Chosen by Kristen Day
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: January 29th 2013
3 out of 5
In Chosen, we learnt a bit more about Stasia’s father. Yes, he was still alive and he saw his daughter for the first time. Sweet!
The descriptions in Chosen are so vivid and flow like water (ha! Geddit? Water? ‘cos its about water and other things, so it’s funny, right?), but the dialogue does become a tad comical and slightly unnatural in parts.
Time travel was added in this book! I love time travel! (I’m a big Doctor Who fan!) Kristen didn’t make it confusing, it was a very small scene and I wasn’t expecting it 😛
The last 15% of this book was when the PROPER action started! We saw Stasia using her powers and generally kicking evil queen BUTT!
I really did enjoy this book, but not more than the other two in the series. They were consistent with each other 🙂
I mentioned this before in my review of the first two books, but the room-mates have seemed to lose their personalities, and now I can’t tell the difference between them. I think the story was so focused on Stasia that the other characters took a back-step, which is a good thing because otherwise it would’ve been all about the room-mates and not Stasia, which isn’t the point at all.
The romance in this one was defiantly more….intimate. The scenes weren’t over the top, they were written well and not too descriptive to put people off reading them. If I was rating this book on the romance alone it would’ve been a higher rating, but I have to take everything else and choose my rating wisely!
I’m actually quite sad that this series is over. I’ve had laughs from these books, the covers have been changed, I’ ve written reviews for all three of them…**sigh**
If Kristen writes any more books, I’d pick them up!
I’ll add the new covers to the first and second book below. I think they’re awesome!
Forsaken – Goodreads
Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…
Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago.
Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendents of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.
But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.
She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendents will forever depend upon it.
Awaken – Goodreads
The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…
After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia’s new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn’s own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he’s been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.
About Author and LINKS:
I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?). When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband. I graduated from Appalachian State University and dream of becoming a full time novelist.
Thanks for reading!
Charlie “Star” xx