en-Chosen ones - Veronica Roth review


They were the Chosen Ones. Saving the world made them heroes. Saving it again might destroy them.

When Sloane Andrews and her friends defeated the Dark One, and saved the world, it nearly cost them everything. Ten years later, they are still struggling to put the battle behind them and reclaim their lives. After all, the rest of the world has moved on . . . so why can't they?

Of the five, Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD - and her huge attitude problem - but really, she's hiding secrets from them . . . secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her.

On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One's defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One's ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold - bigger than the world itself.

Last time, it took everything she had. This time, it might not be enough.

I really loved the divergent movies, although I haven't read the books. I do have them in my bookcase, but I still haven't read them for no particular reason. But I did love the movies so much, that I couldn't wait to read the new book from the author.

I was immediately drawn into it from the beginning of the book. It had my attention from page one, and it started very mysterious. After a while, the intensity loosened. It started to lose my attention and I realized I had to put effort in it to keep on reading. There were a lot of articles in the book and they kind of felt out of place to me. They made it unnecessary complicated and it seems like they were used to fill in some pages to get the book bigger. I understood less and less of the story and the message didn't come through. It felt like the author didn't knew what she had to do with the story, so she tried to fill some empty pages with unnecessary content, to make the book look bigger.

After a while the tension was built up again and it got my attention back. It started to get more interesting again and I fell for the villain (Mox). I realized I didn't quite like the main character (Sloane). She wanted to be a badass b*tch, but she wasn't and I kind of started to dislike her a bit.

The ending built a higher level of tension and I was drawn into the story again. The level of tension rose, but it never culminated. The story took some weird and complicated turns and I was lost again.

I did like the storyline itself. This would be a great story to turn into a movie. I'd definitely watch is when it comes to theaters. Long story short. The book was 'okay' to read, but it did not convince me enough. I expected more from this story and I feel kind of bummed that there wasn't more to it.

  • Author: Veronica Roth
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Themes: End of the world, trust, ...
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Published: 7/04/2020
  • Number of pages: 432 pages
  • Rating: * * *