The Chosen

The Chosen

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Convicted of a crime he didn't commit, Cade is facing a year in reform school when he finds himself suddenly transported to another realm. Populated by bloodthirsty prehistoric creatures and fierce warriors, Cade's surroundings are full of danger. Along with his fellow students, Cade is forced to become a contender in a deadly game of the highest stakes, controlled by invisible overlords. Who are these brutal rulers, and why did they choose Cade? Before he can find answers, Cade must get ready to fight ...
Publisher: New York, NY :, Feiwel and Friends,, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250138705
Branch Call Number: Y MAT
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 30, 2020

This book takes the idea of another universe to an astonishing new level. The main character Cade Carter is already trying to adjust to the strange world of his new boarding school when he is thrust into this ever stranger, ever more dangerous universe. Around every corner lies a different threat, and he is not alone. He finds himself stuck in some sort of brutal game with his fellow classmates, a fact that may not necessarily help him survive. Cade must put aside his differences with his new acquaintances in order to find out who is behind this game and to escape it alive.

The Chosen is a remarkable novel, with an incredible foundation and an intriguing plot. Taran Matharu introduces this strange new world with just enough suspense, action, and absurdity. This incredible book will leave you waiting for the next.

Feb 22, 2020

A wonderful book and a worthy match of the Summoner series highly recommend this to any teen reader.

lgmosher Jan 09, 2020

It's like The Maze Runner + The Hunger Games+ journey to the center of the earth.
Though we don't have the memory loss.

What we do have is, nothing.... We have nothing. We have some back story and then what happens in the present.

It was quite frustrating and off putting that end as we closed on the end and near the qualifying we don't learn or gain much information. Even after, when we seem to gain information it's really just gibberish. The lack on information on the game was a double edge sword.

While I understand that Martharu was trying to give the element of surprise and suspicion it was overly done, he needed to give his readers a little more than he did.

I thought the book was a bit slow. At halfway through I thought to myself: when are we going to figure out what they're supposed to be doing. It seemed like a lot happened yet nothing happened....

The ending was a little lack luster. The whole book seemed to be a set up for the next one.

The history was a bit cool, adding in all the mysterious disappearances of our world.

All in all it was entertaining and we saw a bit of character development. It was nice to have a male lead role instead of female. But when all was said and done, it was lacking in information and understanding, purpose as to why we should want to continue on with the series.

Jun 17, 2019

This book looks like it's not going to disappoint. I'm loving the book cover. Can't wait to read it.

OPL_KrisC Jun 11, 2019

The action-packed beginning of a fun new sci-fi/fantasy adventure series by Taran Matharu.

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Sep 30, 2020

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Feb 22, 2020

blue_raccoon_315 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

OPL_KrisC Jun 11, 2019

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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