Wednesday, February 22, 2012
30) The Chosen by Celia Thomson
Despite a rocky few weeks, Chloe King is starting to get it. She's figured out who she is (a girl with catlike superpowers), where she belongs (at home with Mom), and what she wants to do (chill with her friends).
Yes, she's got funky superpowers, and yes, two rival groups think she's some "chosen" leader. But no, she's not buying all that ancient-warrior crap. And she's definitely not developing a superhero alter ego like in those old comic books. For Chloe, being the One means she can have whatever she wants ... i. e. , more goof-off time and fewer "cat people" conventions.
Then she finds her friend bleeding in an alley. All at once Chloe realizes that the years of bloodshed are not over. In fact, they never will be. The Mai and the Tenth Blade are going to persist in their dangerous rivalry. Unless Chloe accepts her destiny ... and takes control.
My Thoughts :
Although this series wasn't really blowing my mind there was something about it that made me read this third book about Chloe King. There were still questions left open and the concept intrigued me. I wondered how the author would continue things and ultimately I also wanted to see how she would end it.
All in all this third book was a huge disappointment. Some of those answers I wanted were given to me but the story itself was pretty boring and lame. I am glad I read the books but believe the author could have done so much more and so much better. It started off so promising and it is no surprise that I can't find any more books about Chloe King and the rest of her lives.
One thing that bugged me was Chloe's father. It was hinted that he knew something about Chloe but you never find out who he was or where he went. Or I fell asleep and missed it. For something that was brought up so often I expected closure but nothing stood out. Not a bad series but not one I would recommend.