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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Chosen: Stained #3

Ok, so I have already talked about how I have become obsessed with Ella James and her books, and let me just say that she is a doll for sending me a copy of Chosen to review!  I pretty much flew through this because I could not wait to find out what happens to Julia and Cayne and co.  This book did not disappoint.  The plot became thicker and juicier, some questions were answered, and I Cayne pretty much became my number one book boyfriend today!

So, getting right into it without giving away too much of the plot since this book has only been available for about 15 hours right now, we meet our band of Chosen on the run from "the three" and all of their minions.  The action starts right from the beginning, resulting in someone getting run over (I won't say who!) and the gang trying to find the a safe house with a cat/Tiger on the roof.  While they are on the run, Julia's headaches are steadily getting worse, but she is trying to hide her pain from everyone including Cayne.  When they finally reach their safe house, in an ironic twist they realize that they had been looking for the wrong object.  In the safe house we meet a slew of new characters, and rejoin some ones we haven't seen in awhile.  The group is reassured that they will be kept safe, and they believe that they will be.  The feeling of safety is fleeting though, because the group of Chosen who are looking for "The One" know where Julia and her friends are hiding, and they are on their way.  This time they will not let her go.  With a traitor who is hidden in Julia's midst and her continual worsening headaches, it is anyone's guess what is going to happen to this group of "ex-pats".  Evil is becoming craftier and the stakes have become higher than ever as Julia's true purpose as "The One" are revealed.

This book was a fantastic addition to the Stained trilogy, and I felt that so far it had much more action than all the others.  It picked up sprinting, and went into a steady run, with so much juicy action and romance.   Edan had me guessing the book too.  We are introduced to him in Stolen, and I really liked his character when he was introduced.  He is the perfect mystery man in the way that you have no idea what team he is batting for, until the very end; and let me say it is a shocker!  I love all of the sarcastic comments that Julia says to Caleb, they make me chuckle every time she calls out Caleb with something so snarky it is just great.  I especially loved that the novel focused a little more on Meredith too, and I really hope to see more of her in Exalted.   Also, the relationship between Cayne and Julia is just so sweet, and it melts my heart a little bit more every time Cayne does something that makes him seem just a little more human.   If you have not started this series, what are you waiting for?!  It is a fantastic story, with a great concept that just keeps getting further developed!

Chosen Blurb!

Julia has been chosen. While at the Stained compound, she was tapped as The One to win the war against the Nephilim and leashed with an illness that worsens each day she is away from The Three - and her destiny. Determined not to return to the frightening Chosen leaders and desperate to escape her fate, Julia and her friends journey to the Swiss Alps, home of a rogue Chosen clan.

In this snowy haven, all hell breaks loose.

Someone is traitor.
Someone changes sides.
Someone is dragged to Hades.
A new romance blossoms.
An old romance is damned.

And The Three will stop at nothing to recover the weapon that will help them regain power.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you again for the kind and speedy review! :)


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