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Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Chosen Ones

Veronica Roth

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Category: Fantasy, Fiction
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 7 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781529330236

The mesmerising adult debut from Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent. They were the Chosen Ones. Saving the world made them heroes. Saving it again might destroy them.

4 stars out of 5
Simon Ings
27 Mar 2020


Chosen Ones, Veronica Roth’s breezy, sharply characterised take on what superheroes do after their Final Battle, is a lot more entertaining than the po-faced maunderings of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, the work that more or less kick-started this genre. Our young heroes are in pursuit of a villain they believe to be their old nemesis, the Dark One (whose gratuitous atrocities owe something to hurricanes, something to X-Men’s Magneto, and quite a lot to Gunther Von Hagens’ Body Worldsexhibition); at one point they are transported to an alternate reality.