Blog Tour Review: The Chosen (Contender #1) by Taran Matharu

June 15, 2019 Uncategorized 2

BOOK INFORMATION
Title:  The Chosen
Author:  Taran Matharu
Series: 
Contender #1
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: June 4th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Source: E-galley from FFBC  Tours which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  4 stars
Synopsis:
Introducing an epic new
trilogy from Taran Matharu, author of the New York Times–bestselling Summoner
series. 
Throughout history,
people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers are about to
discover why.
Cade is settling into a
new boarding school, contemplating his future, when he finds himself
transported to another realm. He soon discovers their new world is populated
with lost remnants from the past: prehistoric creatures, ancient relics, and
stranger still — people. Overwhelmed by his new surroundings, Cade has little
time to adjust, for soon he and his fellow classmates are forced to become
contenders in a brutal game, controlled by mysterious overlords.
But who are these beings
and why did they choose these teens? Cade must prepare for battle . . . because
hiding is not an option.
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My Review:
This is my first book by this author, and I was not disappointed at all.  I can totally see what all the fuss about the other series has been about.  This book was definitely a page turner.  I loved all the history in the book, and the whole vibe of the historical people and animals and places reminded me of the tv show Land of the Lost.  A favorite show of mine.  And then there was the whole competition thing. From the beginning it was in my head that maybe it was aliens. Then maybe it was futuristic humans.  The book really keeps you pretty much guessing till close to the end when the qualifying competition is about to begin.  There’s a lot of great action in this, characters that you really are interested in and want to either see succeed, or get what they deserve.  I will definitely be ready to read book two whenever it is ready, as I need to know what else these characters will need to fight and do to save themselves, and possibly Earth itself.
 
AUTHOR INFORMATION
Taran Matharu is the New
York Times bestselling author of the Summoner series, which has been translated
into 15 languages and has sold over a million copies. He was born in London in
1990 and found a passion for writing during early adolescence, beginning his
first book at 9 years old.
Straight after
graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran was keen
to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an
internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September
2013. 
Thereafter, while taking
time off to travel, Taran began to write ‘Summoner’ in November 2013 at the age
of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’ and sharing his work on Wattpad.com. The
shared sample of the story went viral, reaching over 3 million reads in less
than six months. Taran went on to launch his professional writing career, and
has never looked back.
His
SUMMONER series is published by Hodder Children’s (Hachette) in the UK,
Australia and Commonwealth, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) in the US and
Canada, Hachette Jeunesse in France, Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain, Crown
in Taiwan, Record in Brazil, EKSMO in Russia, Jaguar in Poland, Ecliptic in
Bulgaria, Alpress in the Czech Republic, Ithaki in Turkey, Forlaget Forar in
Denmark and Unieboek in the Netherlands.
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