AWRW Book Review: Chosen: A Paranormal, Sci-fi, Dystopian Novel (Chosen, #1) by A. Bernette @authorbernette

chosenChosen is the first book of the Chosen Series which takes place 150 years into the future. Earth is a changed place where the seeds of corporate greed and government corruption have finally allowed those who’ve held power, money, and control for millennia to leverage that power to save only themselves, at any cost.

While compelled by their interests, pollution driven into the earth puts the planet at risk for deadly disasters that threaten to tear it apart and threaten the stability of an ordered system. Hope for the future rests with a group of diverse teens genetically engineered before birth and chosen from around the world to save earth and its people.

Our heroes must choose between the rules made by those in power and moral obligations to the planet and its people.

Paperback, 330 pages
Expected publication: July 29th 2016
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Futuristic, YA, Paranormal


Chosen is a futuristic, dystopian novel about a select group of children (the chosen) who receive doses of a controversial serum shot. Each child is “designed” to perform certain missions, as well as having a certain talent/gift that sets them apart from the others. However, at this stage in the game, the chosen don’t appear to be up to the task to win the battle. And it doesn’t help that even they don’t know their own purpose, nor their unique talents and abilities.

I loved the rich setting of this novel. Everything was very industrial and sterile, much how I would imagine the world to be in one-hundred-fifty years. The world building was superb and had me lost in the pages.

I was surprised by the young-adult turn this novel took. The story started with earth council members overseeing the earth and then Zura gave birth to her twins who were part of “the chosen”… Next thing I know, the twins are sixteen-years-old and it becomes their story. I was pleasantly surprised with the plot twist.

My favorite character was Stella. She was always curious and seeking the truth, even though by doing so she could have been punished for being considered disloyal – or her parents could have been punished. But, she did these risky things for the greater good.

The ending really surprised me and was truly dystopian. I would recommend this read to fans of apocalyptic-type science fiction with young adult heroes!

fourstarbookreviewbook-1294864_640In the interest of fair disclosure, an e-copy of CHOSEN was provided to me in exchange for a fair, honest, and thoughtful book review. This in no way swayed my opinion, nor rating.

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A. Bernette
A. Bernette is an author, writer, musician, and speaker in addition to being wife to a wonderful husband and mom to two amazing kids.

She writes across multiple genres, refusing to be limited or defined by the tradition of only writing in one genre. What fun is that? She also enjoys bringing diverse characters into her stories. Bernette embraces exploring her creativity and expressing it through words and music (see page).

A. Bernette has several projects in the works including Chosen: A Paranormal, Sci-fi, Dystopian novel and book 1 is available now to pre-order in Kindle version. She published her first novella, Crossed: The Karma Crusades on Amazon Kindle in Spring of 2016 and it was selected for one of the coveted Featured Story spots on Wattpad beginning June 2016. Another novella based on a fairytale is near completion and several other pieces are in various stages.

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