Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Choosing: A Book Review

 Hi guys! Today I am part of the blog tour of The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker.

Back cover: 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―to 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. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within.

Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet 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.


 I have mixed feelings for this little book, (it's over 400 pages, so not really little...) but they aren't necessarily /bad/ feelings. I initially thought it was a young adult book, but I believe it might be adult now after reading some of the contents. As is my tradition, I'll start with a quick survey of some of the characters.

 First there is Carrington. She was so lost, but a nice character all the same. I liked her well enough, though she was a product of the world she lives in. I enjoyed the journey she goes through within herself as well as out. Remko was just adorable. I love the idea of a character with a stutter, and what that might mean. He was one of my favorite characters. There were several other characters that were all nice and well written. Isaac Knight was written well, and was a very interesting character.

 This book wasn't your typical dystopian. It did not feature a young teenage girl attempting to overthrow a government. In fact, this book was more about inner turmoil than outer deeds, and I think that is very clever and really added to the story. I feel the book wouldn't be for everything because some might find it slow over time, but I really enjoyed it. One comment. The novel's government made me more angry than any other dystopian government... ever. I just want to give the leadership some smacks because UNGHEHFO. Anywho.

 The story is good for teens and adults alike to consider and read about self worth. The story has some mature elements, but nothing unnecessary. More just cautionary things such as violence. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next in the series. I recommend it for ages fifteen and up.

The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling. She writes full time from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair.

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