Brilliant debut! The characters, the world, the magic system are all phenomenal. I can’t wait to see what comes next from Faria, Nellie, Hunter, and dastardly Darroc! If you love an engrossing cross worlds fantasy, badass female protagonists, sexy magic, and shady creatures, Chosen to Fall will be your next favorite read.
I heard about Chosen to Fall from an Indie Author group I’m part of and it sounded interesting so I picked it up. Guys, it did not disappoint! I finished the whole thing in 2 or 3 days. It gets a 4 ½ stars for me because as usual I did predict more than I wanted to, but that being said, I have not given a 5 star review out in 2020 or 2021 so this book is one of the highest I’ve rated.
It’s a high fantasy YA book (more mature YA though - like 14 or 15 plus) and I had a blast reading it. I laughed, I yelled at characters, I rolled my eyes, and I wanted things to work out my way and I’m happy to say they did. There are twists and turns, and things to keep you guessing.
A few parts were predictable to me, but you’ll have to read it to see if you catch them all. It had the right amount of world building for my taste, and I can’t wait for the second book to see how much the characters change and grow!
It also had several really unique elements that made it really fun to read. Honestly, it’s my favourite Indie book I’ve read to date!
Chosen to Fall is such an incredible read! I enjoyed the multiple POV of Faria and Nellie, as it gave so much information for the reader, while keeping it from the main character. It was fun seeing what Faria would do with the information as she gathered it herself.
The idea of this fantastical world being in an alternate realm from ours really intrigued. me. Many times fantasy worlds are outside of our own existence, but this book eludes to being connected to our own world/time through character's memories and conversations.
The character connections/relationships made me invest
I am eager to see what happens with this story in book two!
For starters, this cover is stunning!
This story kept me wanting to read and I loved every moment of it. Hunter is my favorite, but there are just so many great characters! The world building was wonderful as well. I cannot wait for book two as I really need to know what happens next!
The fact that there were so many secrets kept from Faria was so frustrating for not only her, but the reader as well. I thought it was executed well.
Definitely recommend this book!
Absolutely fantastic author debut! I'm usually not interested in fantasy novels, but this book held my interest from start to finish. Keeping me on the edge of my seat Emmie did an amazing job tying the reader to the characters, causing you to endlessly cheer for Faria and despise the warlocks. The non stop thrill doesn't end, and I'm already waiting anxiously for the next in series!!
What a fantasy adventure! Full of magic, twists and a shapeshifter protagonist! Nellie and Faria are such perfect characters for this plot and have already grown quite a bit for the first novel! I cannot wait to see how much more they develops and how the story progresses! If you love fantasy, do yourself a favor and get this now! You won’t regret it!