“Chosen: Humanity” by Soosie E. Nova

“Chosen” is an intriguing twist on the “chosen one” storyline in fantasy and paranormal romance. Crystal is the chosen one–for the other side. She’s supposed to help demons get earth back from humans, who’ve stolen it. Only she’s not very good at being a chosen one, and when she gets sent to the human world on a secret mission, she has to reconsider her allegiance…

I really liked the concept of inverting the “chosen one” myth, and having Crystal struggle both with her inability to be the chosen one–she’s not nearly as powerful as she was expected to be–and her torn loyalties between the demons who raised her but who treat her as a means to an end, and the humans who welcome her but would kill her if they knew who she really was. My main problem with the book was that I thought the theme deserved a more epic treatment. “Chosen” is a fast, fun read, with plenty of action and steamy romance, but I rather wished it had been developed at greater length. This is only the first part of a series–warning, it ends on a cliffhanger, which I personally enjoy but some readers seem to think is some kind of grave offense, mysteriously enough–so there’s lots of promise here for further development. Overall, a fun read and an unusual twist on a popular genre.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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