It is just under a hundred years in the future, and the absolute worst scenario has happened to the earth and humanity. Climate change has occurred faster than anyone thought it could and worse than most imagined. Humanity didn’t help any with World War III. Now the earth is dying, many parts either underwater or uninhabitable because of tremendous storms, drought, heat, or floods. Formerly unknown diseases have been released with the melting poles, and humanity is in extreme danger. It is in this setting that we meet our main characters, Devin Rossi and Karissa Decker. They are being mysteriously picked up without their consent by a military convoy and transported with others to an unknown place. They are the chosen, but for what and will they have a choice in the end? Thus begins an adventure for these two and others you will meet on the journey that will include drama, action, and romance in a hostile world.
I like reading dystopian stories, though I often have trouble finding good ones to enjoy. With ‘Chosen’ I not only found a good one, I’ve found an excellent narrative for what could be our future if we are not careful. The writing is superb, the setting is frighteningly realistic, and the characters are well defined. The romance is sweet and a slow burn throughout the story. The story itself will keep you reading until the very end.
This book is written as a stand alone book with a definite closure at the end, but there are enough loose ends to make me wonder if there may be a series planned with these characters and story. I really hope there is. I would love to read more of this world and these people.
You can find ‘Chosen’ at Bold Strokes Books
I was honored to receive an ARC of this book for an unbiased review.