Review: Chosen by Jennifer Ortiz

Posted June 6, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

ChosenTitle:  Chosen
Series:  The Chosen Chronicles
Author:  Jennifer Ortiz
Genre:  Paranormal, Romance
Published:  January 12 2014
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Cal Reynolds has always been special. He comes from a long line of Hunters – a group of humans gifted with exceptional strength, speed, and magical ability. The Hunters’ purpose is to protect the world from demons from the Underworld. But even among this select group, Cal stands out.

When his strained relationship with his father causes Cal to leave the Hunters, a series of events is set in motion that causes him to discover secrets about himself, his family, and his future that he could never have imagined. In the midst of trying to decipher the pieces left from this chaos, Cal reconnects with Gabrielle Morgan, the only girl he’s ever loved, after a nearly seven year estrangement.

But Cal is Chosen – and that has far reaching ramifications, not only on himself but on those he loves as well. When Cal is faced with the ultimate deception, he begins to realize that he will need to choose where his loyalties, and his love, lie…and the seduction of darkness is almost overwhelmingly alluring.

Read on for my thoughts on Chosen.  No true spoilers, promise.

Chosen drew me into the story and never let me go until the final page – which also got me ready to pick up Forsaken, the second novel in The Chosen Chronicles which releases in Summer/Fall of 2015 (fingers crossed ‘cos dates can always change).

Because most of the set-up for this story can be found in the cover description, I’m going to jump to my reactions to Chosen for this review.

This story is told from Cal’s point of view, which gives us complete access to the main character’s every thought.  He is a Hunter, and a damned good one.  Fearless and determined, yet he is different in many ways from the other Hunters.

Cal discovers that everything he knew  about himself, his family and his destiny is a lie and there are perhaps even more secrets to uncover.  Who can he trust when everyone around him has kept secrets his entire life?

I enjoyed Chosen very much.  It is a Paranormal with twists around every corner.  This is one of those novels that reviews just cannot give you the emotions, the feel of the story – it’s one that you need to fall into and live every moment with the characters.  You will be entertained and will be on the edge of your reading chair as you, along with Cal, discover who he really is and what that means for everyone.  This is a stunning beginning to a three book series (so far) that will introduce some nasty bad guys and a young man who will rise up to be more than he ever thought possible.  I would recommend Chosen for any paranormal reader.  Get in on the beginning of an intense journey, pick up Chosen and enjoy.

*I received an e-ARC of Chosen from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

~Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.~

Chosen is available for the Kindle


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