Title: The Chosen
Written by: Kristin Clark
Published by: Siren Press
Released on: November 20, 2018
The descendant of the most powerful magical bloodline in history, Chloe has been Chosen. Together with her new friends, Chloe will find everything she thought she knew turned upside down in the wake of secrets, lies, and an unanticipated love triangle, all while she and five others descendants of the original Chosen fight to destroy a dark and powerful immortal—who has his eye set directly on Chloe.
The fairytales are true. Witches and warlocks are not just lore. And you hold the power to prevent evil and darkness from controlling the world. You are The Chosen One.
Meet Chloe, your average high school senior just trying to navigate through school and escape small town life. Then on her eighteenth birthday everything changes. Suddenly she looks a little different. Her reflexes have quickened. She meets a mysterious guy in the school parking lot and instantly feels a connection to him. Oddest of all, she swears she sees a man watching her from the woods while in class. Nathan, Heather, Sean, and Olivia are like Chloe. Their lives all changed when they turned eighteen. From them Chloe learns that they all have special powers and are descendants from the Originals. She is the Chosen and possess powers of the elements. Nathan can hear other people's thoughts. Heather can bind the will of those around her. Sean can turn into any animal and Olivia can see their future. There is one additional member of the Descendants, Ethan, who is the guardian/protector of The Chosen One. The villain of this tale, Aden, has kidnapped Ethan in order to get to Chloe and the others. Aden's goal is to destroy them and take their power. Chloe and the others must use their gifts to track, locate and free Ethan all while learning where their ancestors came from and why after centuries is the Originals bloodline needed again.
For the author's debut novel, this reviewer thinks she knocked it out of the park. I was swept up in the first paragraph of the prologue. Kristin Clark took me on a journey with Chloe. Her depiction came alive and danced in my head. I absolutely look forward to reading future works by the very talented Kristin Clark.
I enjoyed this story. It was pretty original, at least for me since I don't read tons of paranormal books. The build up and suspense through the story was great, the ending confrontation felt a little rushed and anticlimactic. The ending though! Holy cow. I can't wait to read the next one.