There are a ton of new books out today (as we noted earlier), but there’s one in particular that we just have to spotlight.
That book is Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt, the first in a seductive new dystopian trilogy from Entangled Publishing.
First of all, we’re huge fans of this book here at Novel Novice. It’s sexy and mysterious and layered with so much meaty goodness. It’s an irresistible new read. But we also love this book because of our history with its author.
You see, in 2008, Tiffany Truitt started a little website called Novel Novice Twilight. I first “met” Tiffany over the interwebs when I started helping out with the site. Eventually, as you know, I spun off my own sister site, Novel Novice, in January 2010 to feature a wide variety of young adult and middle grade titles. Tiffany continued to contribute to the new site.
And now, Tiffany is celebrating the release of her debut novel. I remember her first telling me about this book all the way back in 2008. To see it finally being published makes me so excited and proud. Last week, I had the pleasure of finally (FINALLY!) meeting Tiffany in person. We got to hang out at BEA, where she signed copies of Chosen Ones for about 100 lucky readers. Today, you can pick up Chosen Ones for yourself — and we couldn’t recommend it more!
We hope you enjoy it just as much as we did, and we invite you to leave your messages for Tiffany in the comments section below!
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?