Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls #1)
by Tiffany Truitt
Published June 12th 2012
Entangled Publishing, LLC
I'm still very much on the fence on whether I'm a fan of the dystopian genre. Undoubtedly there are some dystopian books that I have enjoyed very much but most of it just goes into my mediocre or some people might called it meh pile. And sadly Chosen Ones qualifies for that pile.
The story is a confusing tale where humans in Western United States were forced to live in restricted compounds governed by the mysterious and shadowy Council who decided to cloned humans in a large scale so they can be shipped off to fight against the Eastern powers as super soldiers. Tess unwittingly was sent to serve at one of the facility where these clones or Chosens are bred and raised as a punishment for her sister's transgression and found herself falling for one of the them.
Super soldiers? Umm....
Such forbidden romance could be tragic or even beautiful but in this case I was severely turn off by all the violence and vile treatment against the women in this book. In Tess future world, the infertility rate has gone up and giving birth would ultimately lead to death. So the Naturals (normal humans) are forbidden from having a sexual relationship or even have feelings towards the opposite sex. But the Chosen are all males and highly aggressive since they are trained for battle. Certain events occurred which made me cringe while reading this and it took Tess a long time to finally accept the truth and worked against it.
Recommended for: fans of Under the Never Sky
Verdict: 2 stars.
In my Debut Author Reading Challenge
Available on: Amazon