SAVING THE WORLD ONCE MADE THEM HEROES.
SAVING IT AGAIN MIGHT DESTROY THEM.
Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One, and his weapon of choice – catastrophic events known as Drains – leveled cities and claimed thousands of lives. The Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat him.
After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal . . . for everyone but them. After all, what do you do when you’re the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is now fulfilled?
Of all 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 everyone . . . 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.
And this time, fighting back might take more than Sloane has to give.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The first book that I read of Veronica Roth was Divergent, which I loved, Insurgent was great and then it fell apart a little. I was just hoping that this book aimed at adults would be a huge turning point but for me, it just fell a little short again.
The chosen ones had been young teenagers that met certain criteria to face the dark one and destroy him before he destroyed our world and they did! Well, Sloane did! the story drops back to explain how the 5 became the world’s superheroes ten years ago. They had remained celebrities, but now they are bored and frustrated, especially Sloane who was suffering from PTSD.
When one of the five is killed it really throws a spanner in the works and the story begins to really take off.
No spoilers you may really be bowled over with this book. I just could quite gel with the characters. The action does increase but it did seem more a YA than a full-on adult novel. I just think that the characters still seemed like teenagers that hadn’t quite matured.
There is going to be a second book I believe but I may hold back and see what is said about it first before jumping in.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series and Carve the Mark. She was born in a Chicago suburb, and studied creative writing at Northwestern University. She and her husband and dog currently live in Chicago.
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