The Chosen Blog Tour: Review

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Title: The Chosen
Author: Andrea Buginsky
Origins: This review is provided as part of a Teen Book Scene blog tour. The full schedule of reviews and guest posts can be found here.
Summary: [from GoodReads] A young dwarf leads a quiet life until she learns of her true calling and becomes a hero of her world.

My Review: One of the main things I really appreciated about this book is it’s one of the very few YA/MG high fantasies out there anymore. Despite my strong love for the genre my biggest complaint is that it’s rather obsessed with Paranormal and Urban Fantasy right now. The closest we get to high fantasy is Steampunk, and that really counts more as historical fantasy than high fantasy. This book, though, is an all out questing high fantasy, meany for the YA/MG crowd, and I found it a refreshing change from everything else I’ve been reading.

I will say that this book is definitely not for everyone. The names are hard to pronounce, if you like to read out loud, there are lots of strange animals and places, and there’s lots of battles along the way. This is world-building writing and if you know you don’t like those things, then don’t read it. And I will admit it reads a little like an account of a Dungeons and Dragons game. I appreciated the references that I recognized (I’ve never played myself, but I had friends in high school who talked about it all the time). Those who don’t have that basic knowledge might be a little confused.

Overall, this was a refreshingly different read. It was fast and easy to read too – just what the doctor ordered after a long stretch of heavy dystopians!

If you would like to win a PDF copy of this book to read for yourself, we are running a scavenger hunt May 25-31. Just answer any of the questions on THIS FORM. Any correct answers will count as entries, up to 8 entries total. The winner will be announced on July 3 at Lost For Words. Good Luck!

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4 Responses to “The Chosen Blog Tour: Review”

  1. Andrea says:

    Thank you for the wonderful review, Anne! I'm glad you liked the book.


  2. Sybil Nelson says:

    Nice review, Anne. Congrats, Andi!

  3. vernac says:

    Andrea, such a great review! Congratulations.

  4. Andrea says:

    Thank you Sybil and Verna :)

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