Review: The Beautiful Ones (The Chosen Ones) by Lori Brighton
Posted by brriske
Others say the opposite: we’re locked away because there’s something wrong with us. If we roamed the outside world, we might taint the beautiful ones. A species so pure, that to merely be in their presence is a gift.
As for my beliefs…I’m not sure.
But I do know one thing: neither of those reasons explains why it is that they come for us only after we’ve passed the age of sixteen. Whether we want to go or not, we’re taken through those iron gates. Escorted away from the only home we’ve ever known, escorted to our destiny—whatever that destiny may be—never to be seen again.
The Beautiful Ones is a prequel intended to introduce Lori’s newest Young Adult series. At around 21,000 words, this is a short story. This Young Adult Romance contains kissing, cursing and some violence. It is best for ages 14 and up.
The Beautiful Ones: Prequel
The Chosen Ones: Book 1
Jane is stuck in her life of seclusion. She is kept within the walls of her city, wondering what is out there. The fear of the unknown is daunting. She can’t decide, does she want this security or does she want to be chosen when the Beautiful Ones come through. There are rumors of what happens when people from the secluded cities are chosen to go elsewhere, but no one really knows what is out there.
This is a great story, I love the mythology interwoven into the story. This provides a new spin on the old/new world. This is a pretty fast paced read, but leaves you with so many questions that you want to jump right into book 1 of the series. 5 fangs.