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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ARC Review: "A Chosen War" by Carly Eldridge


A Chosen War by Carly Eldridge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

Nineteen-year-old Maia has spent her life haunted by dreams of a man with uniquely brilliant blue eyes. She never expected she’d actually come face-to-face with him, or that he’d be the harbinger of a chaotic new life. But as shocking as meeting Blake is, it’s less unsettling than her sudden ability to adversely affect electronics and seemingly control—even heal—plants. 

Before she can figure out what’s happening, Blake’s cryptic warning about the impending approach of something big manifests as a freak earthquake, destroying Maia’s home and killing her parents. Devastated, Maia has no choice but to turn to Blake, where she learns that the earthquake was not as natural as it seemed. The reigning Terra guardian, or Mother Earth, has gone rogue, wiping out her replacements in a series of orchestrated natural disasters around the world—and Maia is next.

Worse, she’s the only one who can stop the Terra guardian from destroying not just Earth, but the fabric of the universe itself. Now, thrust into a world of celestial beings charged with the protection of the universe, Maia must come to terms with her new powers, and the idea that her destiny was shaped long ago. And she must do it all before she faces off with the woman who controls nature itself.

Intelligent and thought-provoking, A Chosen War takes the idea that everything is connected and wraps it in globe-spanning adventure with just a tinge of romance.




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I received an e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

A Chosen War is the story of Maia, a girl who discovers from the first page that she can control nature. The story picks up very quickly and despite the huge info dump I received in the first chapters, I liked the premise of the book. I really enjoyed the characters I was introduced to, especially Blake and his "dog".

The story did remind me a little of an apocalyptic scenery, added with a "2012" twist in it, but mostly I would really love to see more of Maia and Blake.




About the Author:

Carly Eldridge is the author of A Chosen War (April 2017). She calls New York City home; the vitality of the metropolis, with its rich history and culture, provides an unending source of inspiration. She can often be found exploring the city, in awe of its always surprising display of art, beauty, and raw American grit.

www.carlyeldridge.com | createdbycarly@gmail.com | @endlessbindings