Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Choosing

“Not to be Chosen would yield a cruel fate of my own making.”
Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—would end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.

But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. The whispers contradict everything she’s been told; yet they resonate deep within.

Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, but she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her.

My thoughts: I was curious to see what a Christian dystopian story would be like, since a lot of the popular ones out there would have a whole new dimension to them if there was a religious overtone or message of hope at the end. This one was interesting, and I thought that the writing was well done. I would of liked for the story to be less predictable, but Rachelle does a wonderful job of building her own dystopian world and making it come alive. While parts of the story remind me of some of her father's (Ted Dekker) stories, she still has her own unique voice and I thought she did a great job of presenting a different kind of dystopian world. One where women are raised for very distinct roles. I look forward to seeing where the next book takes the characters! (I hope there will be some happy endings in store;)) I look forward to some of the characters personalities being more developed.
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I'm really curious about this novel. It's one of this genre's most hyped, so reading it will hopefully be a great experience. :)

    1. I hope you enjoy it! Over all, I liked it, though I don't know that it lives up to all the hype over it.;) I look forward to seeing what you think though!

  2. I just finished this one today and thought it really good! I agree that it was a little predictable, but I liked it. I can't wait for book two to release next year!

    1. It will be interesting to see how the next book is!