November 17, 2011

Review: Chosen by Denise Grover Swank- CLP Blog Tour

Chosen (The Chosen #1)Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma’s never needed help before. And even though she’s learned to trust her son, it doesn’t mean she trusts Will.

Mercenary Will Davenport lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma’s freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake’s proclamation that Will is The Chosen One, who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn't know she has.

Will protects Emma and Jake on a cross-country chase from the men pursuing them, while struggling with memories from his past, his apprehension of Jake, and his growing attraction to Emma. Wills overwhelming urge to protect Emma surprises him, especially since it has nothing to do with his paycheck and possibly everything to do with the tattoo Jake branded on his arm. Rich and powerful men are desperate to capture Emma, and Will must discover why before it's too late. ~ Goodreads

Chosen (The Chosen #1)
Published: September 13, 2011
Source: I received this book from the author/CLP Book Tour in exchange for an honest and thoughful review.
Amazon, Barnes and Nobles

My Thoughts:

I have been a fan of Ms. Grover’s books since I read Twenty-Eight and a Half-wishes. So when I was given the opportunity to read her new paranormal book Chosen I was ecstatic.

Her writing style is compelling and has a way of submerging you completely into the story. Chosen was no exception; it was everything I could hope for plus more. It was action packed and full of suspense. The first few pages give way to an explosive start that will have you holding on to the edge of your seat.

The pace of the story was perfect; every time I thought that I might have figured something out in the story the author threw me through a loop. The twist and turns in the story line only added to my anticipation to know what would happen next. I couldn’t put the book down.

The paranormal aspect of this book wasn’t overwhelming, it was subtle and it added to the mystery of the story.

As the story developed so did the characters and I actually spent the perfect amount of time with each of them to become attached. I loved that I was able to see the story from both Will and Emma’s perspective. They were complicated and unique characters that I could relate to, and I must say this for being only five, Jake completely freaked me out at times.

This was a totally mind-blowing beginning to a trilogy. I am dying to read book 2 which I just found out will be released on Tuesday, November 22nd. (Super excited because I hate to wait ).

This is one book you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

You can find the author at the following places: 
 Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Website


  1. Ohh, this sounds interesting! I haven't even heard of it before, but I do like the sound of it. I love mind blowing beginnings! Great review. :)

    Rebecca (Kindle Fever)


Imagination Designs