Review: Chosen

Mar •  18 •  2012
Review: ChosenChosen by Sarah Swan
Published by Self-Published on December 10th 2011
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: Bought

"Could you live your whole life feeling empty?


Seventeen-year-old Tracy Bachman feels that something is missing in life. Despite a normal upbringing, she can't help but yearn for more. That is why she decides to transfer to a new boarding school, in a move that takes her all the way across the country.


When Tracy arrives at her new school, she expects an ordinary enough life. But what she finds there instead changes her in ways she could never expect.

A love interest she did not ask for.
A power she does not know she holds.
And a clique of mysterious, popular girls hell-bent on entangling Tracy in their affairs.


The girls Tracy meets all know she is different. Beneath their easy smiles lies a friendship laced with dark intentions. Will Tracy understand what they want in time to protect herself? Or will she find herself hopelessly ensnared in their web of secrets?


A suggestive glance. A secret rendezvous. In the midst of everything else, Tracy finds temptation in the very boy she is prohibited from speaking to. But as she pushes herself away, she falls right into the arms of another...


Slowly, Tracy starts to understand that beneath her school's veneer of splendor lies a dangerous, secretive world brimming with supernatural powers. And before she knows it, she finds herself deep in the heart of that cryptic, mystifying world.

All expectations are thrown to the wind as Tracy struggles to balance love, friendship, adventure - and her newfound power. But will she be perceptive enough to realize that there are those who would use her for that power, lurking closer than she can believe?"


This book really took me by surprise. As I search amazon this was in my recommendations bar. I went ahead and took a chance to read something else other than what I must read. And you know what, I like it. I had only meant to read just a chapter or two and before I knew it, it was 1AM!
What hooked me to this book is the great plot line. I am sucker for boarding school stories but also the fact that they are on an island! I really enjoyed how with every new chapter more about the school and it’s purposes are exposed.
The characters of the book were good. Each were clear with their motive from the start which was sort of strange and refreshing to read. Usually, you have to read more to pull more of the characters out. They did have secrets but it wasn’t gasping.
I also adored the magic twist to it. I read so many stories about powers and how the characters get them, so when I read this twist I was intrigued. And it kept me entertain till the end of the book.
Overall, this is a good book. Chosen is wise and witty with refreshing characters. It’s not like most book out there, really different. If your looking for a new twist in magic or powers, read this book.
I give it 4 BITES!
Happy Reading!

1 Comment

  1. Shellie
    Mar 21, 2012

    Hadn’t heard of this but it does sound like it would be good and if it grabbed your attention and held it, that’s a great thing!