First in a new back-to- back series from the New York Times bestselling author
Hailed as "a star in any genre,"(New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward)Christina Dodd delivers an exciting new paranormal romance that introduces The Seven, a secret society created to combat evil in all its deadly forms...
Dodd (Into the Flame) kicks off a new paranormal romantic suspense series with this gripping story. Jacqueline Vargha desperately denies the gift that rates her a place among the Chosen Ones, a group of seven extrasensoried young people who will battle the devil's minions, the Others. Under the influence of her adoptive mother, powerful psychic and tabloid queen Zusane, Jacqueline joins the other six Chosen just before an explosion kills their would-be mentors. Alone but for Caleb, Zusane's bodyguard and Jacqueline's former lover, and two elderly, ungifted assistants, the new Chosen seek out the saboteur. Caleb and Jacqueline's on-again-off-again romance is a little thin, but the taut, suspenseful plot, intriguing characters and a smooth, natural style show that Dodd has earned her place on the bestseller list. (Aug.)
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1 . In like a lion, out like a lamb
Posted October 26, 2009 by LauraG , East TexasThis first book in The Chosen series gets off to a good start with an apparently strong, self reliant heroin on the run, but changes quickly after the first few chapters. After we find that her 'on the run' thing is really just a pretense, we also find out that the character Christina Dodd has introduced us to really does not exist. Instead, she becomes weak, whiny and dependent on her man for just about everything. That ruined it for me.
The best I can say for this book is that it provides the foundation of the storyline if you are interested in reading the other books in this series, and book 2 is much better than the first.
2 . Love Dodd, just not this book
Posted August 06, 2009 by B DeLong , AugustaI loved the Darkness Chosen series Dodd has written. I thought this new series would be fast paced and enjoyable as well. I was wrong. The plot gets off on a rocky foot due to lack of details about the characters and their connections. I got bogged down in the continuous and unneeded dialogue that didn't seem to contribute to the plot at all. It took me the first 100 pages or so to even figure out who the story was focusing on and the overall plot. Altogether it was confusing and not up to par with Dodd's other works. I will say, however, that I plan to read her next book in the series, which comes out in September, to see if the series gets better. This is the first book I've read of Dodd's that I had problems with. BUT, I'm not ready to give up on her yet!
August 03, 2009
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