“Do you have a lot of seizures?” I nodded, dabbing my eyes. “That’s why they kept me home.”
Kindle Edition published on February 16, 2011.
Teagan Kavanagh’s life is shattered when her parents are killed in a car accident. She must move in with her brother and is forced to attend public school for the first time in her life. As if starting a new school her junior year wasn’t hard enough, she continues to battle epilepsy and the constant unknown of when and where her next seizure will occur. As this new chapter in her life opens, she gets more than she bargained for. Torn between playing it safe and risking her life to be normal, Teagan must make a life changing decision.
Ms. Jager does it again! I have reviewed several books by this author and she never ceases to amaze me! Her stories have a reallness to them that allows the reader to fully connect with the characters they are reading about!
I enjoyed reading about Teagan and her struggle with epilepsy. I have heard of the disease but have never really known anyone close to me that was threatened by it. I do recall a fellow classmate in high school that had started suffering from seizures without any notice and I can honestly tell you that it is very scary when they fall to the floor and black out. She was always coming to school bruised or with a bandage around one of her appendages!
The relationship between Connor and Teagan was very sweet! It is not too often that a brother/sister duo get along that well, but I am glad that they did because it added a little something special to the story.
My favorite part was when Teagan finally went to camp and met others that had suffered just as she had. She had finally found “her people” and a place where she felt like she belonged.
I cannot end this review without saying how swoony the character of Zander is! He is very sweet to Teagan and was a great source of strength for her!
I loved the ending and found that the book absolutely ended on the perfect note!
*Thanks to Talia Jager for the review copy of this book!
Zander leaned in. “I’ll see you in your dreams.”
Chosen One’s by Tiffany Truitt
Expected Publication Date of April 2012 by Entangled Publishing
What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?
Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.
But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
and without further ado……….
Here is the beautiful cover for Chosen One’s:
The cover to this book is stunning and the blurb is intriguing. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!