Waiting on Wednesday: Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls #1)
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:
What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?
Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.
But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
I appear to be on a bit of a dystopian kick these days, though honestly it’s hard to find a good one that isn’t just a rehash of The Hunger Games. Chosen Ones sounds like it has VERY great potential. It sounds like a departure from the mold, and a pretty good romance at that. Plus, I do have some love for that fabulous cover. I can’t wait to read this one! (Is it April yet?)
Also, be sure to enter our current giveaway for a chance to win one of TWO signed copies of Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (another great dystopian!) Giveaway ends February 24.
Posted on February 15, 2012, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged April Release, Book 1, Chosen Ones, Dystopian, Romance, Series, The Lost Souls, Tiffany Truitt, Waiting on Wednesday, YA, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.