Book Review: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Title: Chosen Ones
By: Veronica Roth
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304
Release Date: April 7th, 2020
Publisher: John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads:

The first novel written for an adult audience by the mega-selling author of the Divergent franchise: five twenty-something heroes famous for saving the world when they were teenagers must face even greater demons—and reconsider what it means to be a hero . . . by destiny or by choice.

A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones.

Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.


I was a little disappointing with this book. Veronica Roth is a wonderful writer, but with this book, I was wanting to know more about previous events instead of what was really happening inside the pages. The story at hand couldn't stand up to the hint of what had happened.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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