Chosen Ones (Lost Souls)
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|Format: ||Paperback, 400 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2012|
Life is bleak but uncomplicated for sixteen-year-old Tess, living in a not-too-distant future where the government, faced with humanity's extinction, created the Chosen Ones, artificial beings who are extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
When Tess begins work at Templeton, a Chosen Ones training facility, she meets James, and the attraction is immediate in its intensity, overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to Templeton than Tess ever knew. Can she stand against her oppressors, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
20.6 x 13.6 x 2.7 centimeters (0.34 kg)|
10-14 years |
About the Author
Tiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Truitt spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don't call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of one McDonald's and Banana Rats (don't ask), she has been obsessed with traveling. She recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new book). Besides traveling, Truitt has always been an avid reader. The earliest books she remembers reading belongs to The Little House on the Prairie series. First book she read in one day? Little Women (5th grade). First author she fell in love with? Jane Austen in middle school. Truitt spent most of her high school and college career as a literary snob. She refused to read anything considered "low brow" or outside the "classics." She began teaching middle school in 2006. Her students introduced her to the wide, wonderful world of Young Adult literature. Truitt is proud to call herself an educator and Young Adult author. She received her MA in literature from Old Dominion University. Her debut Chosen Ones, first in the Lost Souls trilogy, is a searing look at what it means to be other and how we define humanity, as well as a celebration of the dangerously wonderful feeling of falling in love.
"A tense, thought provoking, highly evocative read that stirs every emotion, Chosen Ones is un-put-downable, and a must for Dystopian lovers." ~ Trisha Wolfe, Author of DESTINY'S FIRE "The ending of this book shattered my heart and I am really anxious for the next installment." ~ Suzanne, Paranormal Book Fan "Tiffany wrote a beautiful story with such emotion my heart felt like it was soaring in some areas and breaking in others! She captured everything I was looking for and I can't wait to read book 2!" ~ Jaime, Two Chicks on Books "This debut instantly takes Tiffany Truitt to the top of the Dystopian top reads list. You won't want to miss out on this ambitious story." ~Winter Haven Book "...what makes Chosen Ones truly amazing isn't just the strong heroine, or the wonderfully done romance. Its Truitt's writing. I will gladly read anything that she puts out. With the way that she writes, it is quite easy to lose yourself in her words. If you're looking for a new dystopian novel to dive into, look no further than Chosen Ones." ~ Nicole's YA Book Haven "There were some scenes that left me with my mouth open. Some were raw and extreme. Tess stood strong every step of the way though. I really liked that her character stayed consistent throughout the whole book." ~ Damaris, Good Choice Reading "Tiffany creates a world that is believable and unique. Tess is a kick butt kind of a character that grows with the struggles she has to go through and you can't help but love her for it. James is a boy with a heart like no other, who feels deeply and loves completely. When I got to the last pages of the book, I sat there staring at the blank page, willing it to turn into book two!" ~ Valia Writes Things "It was phenomenal, breath-taking, heart-pounding and epic! The storyline will leave you speechless and the romance will leave you breathless! ~ K-Books "Full of suspense, danger, drama, and even forbidden love thrown in, Chosen Ones was everything I had expected from the book blurb." ~ Pages from my thoughts "...what makes Chosen Ones truly amazing isn't just the strong heroine, or the wonderfully done romance. Its Truitt's writing ... If you're looking for a new dystopian novel to dive into, look no further." - Book Haven