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Chosen: Chosen #1 (The Chosen) (English Edition) par [Swank, Denise Grover]
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Order to be read: Chosen, Hunted, Sacrifice, Redemption

Book One of The Chosen series **This is a paranormal thriller/romance**

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"A new voice in the urban fantasy genre, Grover Swank is definitely one to watch." RT Book Reviews

"Allow me to introduce you to an amazing new urban fantasy series. Chosen is book 1 and November can't come fast enough until I get book 2, Hunted into my hot little hands." Another Look Book Reviews

"I would highly recommend this book for anyone who likes paranormal, action packed read. I know I for one will be eagerly awaiting a follow up to this book." Rea Book Review

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Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma’s never needed help before. And even though she’s learned to trust her son, it doesn’t mean she trusts Will.

Mercenary Will Davenport lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma’s freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake’s proclamation that Will is The Chosen One, who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn't know she has.

Will protects Emma and Jake on a cross-country chase from the men pursuing them, while struggling with memories from his past, his apprehension of Jake, and his growing attraction to Emma. Will’s overwhelming urge to protect Emma surprises him, especially since it has nothing to do with his paycheck and possibly everything to do with the tattoo Jake branded on his arm. Rich and powerful men are desperate to capture Emma, and Will must discover why before it's too late.

The Chosen Series
Chosen #1
Hunted #2
Sacrifice #3
Redemption #4 (October 12, 2012 release)

The Chosen Short Stories
Emergence #1 -- Emma's story
Middle Ground #2-- Will's story
Homecoming #3-- Will's return from Iraq

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 853 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 366 pages
  • Editeur : DGS (16 septembre 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B005NSF3ZQ
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5 2 commentaires client
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Par Lady Lama TOP 500 COMMENTATEURSMEMBRE DU CLUB DES TESTEURS le 12 janvier 2014
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"Hunted" est le premier tome d'une série de 5 tomes déjà parus. Ce premier tome a l'avantage d'être gratuit, donc n'hésitez pas à tenter cette lecture.

C'est un mélange entre "Terminator" (une femme qui détient le sort du monde sans le savoir, qui est constamment pourchassée, et qui est aidée par un ancien militaire qui lui est soudainement dévoué), le "Da Vinci Code" (deux sociétés secrètes qui s'affrontent pour la réalisation d'une prophétie) avec une bonne pincée de fantastique.

Emma est la jeune mère de Jake, 5 ans. Ils sont en fuite constante depuis 3 ans, depuis que Jake a commencé à avoir ses pouvoirs. Emma, ancienne comptable, est devenue une spécialiste de l'auto protection. C'est une clone de Sarah Connor (Terminator). Jake est lui de loin le personnage le plus intéressant et le plus mystérieux du roman. Il sait voir dans le passe et sait lire dans les pensées. Qu'est ce que cela donne sur un gamin qui n'a que 5 ans? Enfin, nous avons Will, un mercenaire, ancien Marines renvoyé pour faute grave, qui va tomber sous le charme d'Emma et de Jake, malgré toutes ses stratégies d'évitement.

On y parle de destin, de lutte possible ou non contre la fatalité. C'est très rythmé et c'est divertissant. Même si cela ne casse pas trois pattes à un canard, je vais cliquer pour lire le tome suivant et savoir qui gagnera la bataille pour le contrôle du monde (bah oui, rien que cela).
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Par J D le 15 février 2012
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I enjoyed this book. Lots of action and an intriguing storyline. A very enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading book 2.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Ignore negative reviews 12 juillet 2012
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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After reading a number of the negative reviews, I was hesitant to buy it. However, it still sounded interesting so I read the sample and that led me to get the full book. I am very glad I did. The book is a good read with good character development and significant suspense.

One or 2 reviews was very critical of the use of the F... words (F... and F...ing) which occur on average about 2 times per chapter. Contrary to the one review, they are not in front of the child that often and if you live in the real world, the phrases they are used with are actually very common (i.e. What the F...?). Although I do not use the word myself, it IS the way a large portion of the population speaks and and sounded perfectly natural in its use throughout the book.

As far as the story jumping back and forth between the thoughts of the main characters, each view DID contribute to the plot development and even more so to the character development.

There was a section of the book that did have quite a bit of sex involved (although not what I would consider graphic - much less so than a typical romance novel), but it was significant to the development of the characters and their relationship with each other as well as how it fit in with their past.

In summary, if you have grown up in a sheltered environment, do not read this book (it might offend your sensibilities). Likewise, I would not recommend it for pre-teens. However, if you don't mind a book that reflects realistic personalities, I highly recommend this read!

I just finished it and am now getting the next book in the series that I am looking forward to reading (thankfully it is already available so I don't have to wait).
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Strong, driving narrative makes it a nail-biting speed read 4 octobre 2011
Par Heidi Joy Tretheway - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Before I read Chosen, I read a guest blog by the author who described how the idea for Chosen's paranomal element came to her. The special connection between the three main characters is richly imagined. But many paranomal books veer off-course because they spend so much time on the paranormal elements themselves that the plot gets lost. Not the case for Chosen - it's fast-paced, intense and carefully crafted to keep readers focused on the truly human struggle that's happening. My only regret is discovering this book before all of the Chosen series has been released, so I'm DYING to know what happens next, in Hunted. Great suspense!
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Exciting plot, weak protagonist 19 juin 2012
Par Mithrendiel - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Sadly, Chosen did not resonate with me. It's an exciting premise: A woman and her young child on the run a powerful, mysterious enemy. Car chases, gun fights, men in black, espionage. It had all the makings of a great story, but there were a few things that really irked me.

On the positive side: I did enjoy Wil. He was snarky, sexy, and fun. I didn't trust him at first, but he grew into an amazing, multidimensional character.

The sex scenes between him and Emma were very well done, and unquestionably steamy. ; )

The story definitely moves, and managed to keep me interested. I loved the mystery, the prophetic elements, and the intensity of everything. I found myself biting my nails and staying up late to finish.

Where the story lost me was all on Emma and her relationship with Jake.

My biggest complaint: A four year old child called the shots and made all the major decisions for the first 50% of the book. "Why was she taking orders from a five-year-old?" Emma asks herself this very question at one point in the book, and I found myself asking the same thing. Jake doesn't listen to Emma at all - but she does everything he tells her to do, which drove me nuts. I mean, I know some kids are stubborn, but it seems Jake has no respect for her. She constantly tries telling him to do things, and he flippantly ignores her and does whatever he wants. Instead of dealing with this rebellion with some sort of disciplinary action, she either casually ignores it, blatantly caves to his whims, or crosses her arms and sulks. She's completely a victim to the whims of her child.

He's FIVE YEARS OLD lady - I mean come on!

There is a moment in the story where big, bad, evil things happen. Instead of dealing with these things, Emma goes completely catatonic, putting herself those with her in danger. She refuses to run, or fight. Instead she makes the mature choice, and sits down on the ground weeping and wailing, giving away her position to everyone hunting her. In her situation I would be heart broken, but more importantly, I'd be angry. Big, BAD things happened! Where's the righteous anger, the need for vengeance? As people, our true mettle is revealed in hardships. We are defined by how we deal with things when life pulls the rug out from underneath us. It's in those times that the true strength of our souls is revealed. Emma proved conclusively that she has no strength of spirit. She's a bendable reed, and not worth the ink her story is written in.

Emma's general lack of backbone made me strongly disliked her character. She was weak, and acted like a child so much of the book. She spent the first half of the book bitchy, sulky, and ineffectual, completely unable to set boundaries for her son. She spent the last half of the book falling apart and needing others (Wil) to save her.

Beyond the weak characters, the story was also rife with plot holes, inconsistencies, and illogical story elements.

The great thing about Chosen is it's pace and plot. Despite my complaints with it - I finished the book in one day, and there wasn't a single time I felt bored. Annoyed yes, bored no. I am curious to know what happens to Jake and Wil, but I'm not sure I'll read more in the series.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 If you have things to do, do not start this book 3 mars 2012
Par J. A. Afzelius - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Seriously, what can I say that countless other people haven't already? Once you start reading this book, you won't be able to stop. You will take it with you everywhere you go. So, if you have something important you need to do, like work or making dinner, don't start the book until you can dedicated the next day or two, to finishing it.

Don't say, oh I'll just read the first chapter and stop. You won't be able to because it starts off with a bang and doesn't let up. Ever. It just keeps going until you get to the last page, and you are thinking, how is this possibly the last page? Why is this the last page? Then you realize there's a sequel, and poof, there go 2 more days of your life.

The story itself is about Emma, Mom on the run, her son, and Will. The majority of the book is just the three of them running from the bad men who want Jake. Lesser authors might make this very dull, but there isn't a dull moment between these characters. Electricity runs trough every encounter Emma and Will have and you practically want to scream, just kiss him already for the love of...

The characters are real. Emma has been on the run for years, protecting her little boy. She's everything you expect her to be. She's standoffish, at times feels like she's failing Jake (even when she isn't.) She's tired. She desperately needs someone to take care of her for awhile, to carry the burden, but can't even think these things to herself, let alone out loud. It's as real as it gets.

Jake is a precocious little boy who seems wise beyond his five years. But, I'm pretty sure having visions of the men who want to kill you, seeing the future, and being on the run with your Mom probably does that to a person. Maybe that's just me.

And Will has his own secrets, his own agenda. He still is very relate able, and as his resolves begin to falter, you will root for him to make the right decisions, all the while thinking 'this guy is smoking hot'. Seriously.

And there's a twist at the end that was perfect. You'll be biting your nails wondering what's going to happen, if the right choices were made, and just when you think the jig is up...
26 internautes sur 35 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
1.0 étoiles sur 5 Disappointing Read - Was also misled by reviews 8 mars 2012
Par Dorothy in Oz - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I've NEVER written a review on a book I have read, however I felt I needed to support the post by 'Dragon'. I don't ordinarily read this type of genre (thriller/fantasy/romance? ), so I relied heavily on the raving reviews and the 'top-100-purchased-books' listing.

I have to say sorry to those people who loved this book, but I just did not. It did nothing in the way of enticing me to read more of this story or the fantasy-romance genre.

I too am one of those people who read a book/watch a movie to the end - even if it is horrible - just on the off chance there is a big plot twist that negates the torturous journey leading up to that end point. I read on... hoping.... waiting... but sadly disappointed was I. In fact this read like a B-grade movie script complete with contemporary cliches in dialogue and plot.

I agree also that the characters lacked substance and despite trying my utmost to feel sympathetic...I just couldn't do it. I hated the "heroes" and the "creepy" kid did nothing but annoy me. In fact, I cringed through the entire novel and felt no suspense what-so-ever. It was all very predictable. For me, the plot just twisted into a down-winding spiral culminating in a deja vu- "ending", leaving me in regret for having purchased this book.

My bad for not having read the sample for this (which I normally always do) because the author's style of writing didn't help either. The over-describing of everything left nothing to the imagination. Do I really need to know what the "hero" is holding in his right hand while he picks something up in his left (unless of course it has to do directly with the plot)? It was almost like she needed to do this to bulk up the book - which it did! And Ms Swank - for the love of God - please, please think of another facial expression other than raising of the eyebrows! I swear nearly every second page (at one stage I thought I would start keeping a tally) someone raised their eyebrow(s).

If you are into B-grade action with the "schmaltzy" romance, then this book is for you.
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