Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Book Review - Chosen Series

I have not written a book review in a while, but I have been reading the Chosen series, by Denise Grover Swank, and really enjoy the story. I thought I would pass it on to those of you who enjoy reading urban fantasy. So far, and I'm in book 2, I have not seen the typical urban fantasy characters. No Vampires, or Werewolves, which is a breath of fresh air for me. I am tired of the same old.

Her story begins with Emma and her son, Jake, running from the 'bad guys'. She doesn't know who they are, only that her son, who is 5 yrs old, knows they are coming. A stranger, Will, offers to help and then jumps in her car with her, uninvited. If it weren't for her son telling her that Will is going to help them, she would have dumped him somewhere. But she trusts in her son's abilities. 

There is a lot of action and she does a great job introducing the character's and building their personalities. These 'bad guys' keep showing up, some how, and you don't figure out how they could know where they are until later on, almost at the end. It is a good series. I am so glad all the books are published because I am terrible at waiting.

My favorite series, the Game of Thrones, has me waiting almost 2 yrs for the 6th novel and I'm dying to know what's going to happen. I am hoping once my book is published, you will feel the same!

I think most of you will like this series. There are gun battles, intrigue, character's with powers, and a story that unfolds. You don't get answers until Will and Emma do, which I like that too. You will fall in love with Emma and Will and worry about them. Plus, you really want to know what's going on.

The only negative I found in the books are several places of POV shifts and using the same words close to each other. Other than that, the author did a great job in critiquing since these are self-published. As I have always said, an editor would have caught those, but they are already published. Since I am a writer myself, I catch these, but those of you that aren't won't even notice. 

Check this series out. If this is your sort of read, you will like them. Until Monday, I hope all of you have a great weekend. Don't forget to mark your calendar for my Guest Spot, Susan Uttendorfsky, my editor. And to give you a nice little surprise, she will be offering a 10% discount to one of the people that comment. We will do a drawing of names and the winner will be announced on next Thursday's blog post.

Have a great one, Lisa





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