Chosen is a futuristic, dystopian novel about a select group of children (the chosen) who receive doses of a controversial serum shot. Each child is “designed” to perform certain missions, as well as having a certain talent/gift that sets them apart from the others. However, at this stage in the game, the chosen don’t appear to be up to the task to win the battle. And it doesn’t help that even they don’t know their own purpose, nor their unique talents and abilities.
I loved the rich setting of this novel. Everything was very industrial and sterile, much how I would imagine the world to be in one-hundred-fifty years. The world building was superb and had me lost in the pages.
I was surprised by the young-adult turn this novel took. The story started with earth council members overseeing the earth and then Zura gave birth to her twins who were part of “the chosen”… Next thing I know, the twins are sixteen-years-old and it becomes their story. I was pleasantly surprised with the plot twist.
My favorite character was Stella. She was always curious and seeking the truth, even though by doing so she could have been punished for being considered disloyal – or her parents could have been punished. But, she did these risky things for the greater good.
The ending really surprised me and was truly dystopian. I would recommend this read to fans of apocalyptic-type science fiction with young adult heroes!