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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer
4 Stars

Fate and destiny. Some say you make your own, others say it was written in the stars from before you were born. These four friends share unique physical characteristics which mark them as “ The Chosen”. They are destined to save the world. Everything they learned in history class is wrong. In a race against time, they need to relearn world history, manage their new powers and find some magical orbs, all while being hunted. Not too much to ask from teenagers, right?

As this is the first book in the Orb Quest series, the ending is open. Although it isn’t a cliffhanger, nothing is resolved. This book represents the start of their journey, the discovery of their powers and what they are capable of. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I did find parts to be a little slow but I understand everything needs to be explained, the author is setting a base for the rest of the series. There was enough action thrown in to keep it exciting. I think their powers are awesome. The characters are likeable and have a good rapport between each other. I have a feeling there is an attraction between Gemma and John and I don’t trust Tyler at all. There is something fishy about him. I’m curious to see what happens next so I’m looking forward to the next book.

Review by @annahirsch
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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Shaeffer – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer is the first book in the Orb Quest series. This is a great start to a series and has me wanting to read more. Gemma is a high school student, who with some of her friends find out they are different from others. This book has something for everyone, mystery, fantasy, action, and friendship. I enjoyed Gemma and her friends. They are normal but special at the same time. They have typical high school problems but also some unusual challenges.
This is a book that I didn’t want to put down and had to finish in one go. I look forward to reading more in this entertaining series soon.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest by Cari Schaeffer – Revieiw by Dawn Daughenbaugh

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer is a wonderfully written book that had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down till the end. Four young adults find out they are The Chosen,and their mission to save the orbs before it’s to late. What an adventure these guys went on.Find out what happens next I highly recommend reading this Book.

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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Emily Brockschmidt

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Four friends named Gemma, Allie, John and Timothy have been close for years. They all happen to have a platinum streak of hair near the base of their necks and they all have a ring around their iris in one eye, weird quirks they never gave much thought to before. That is until they are in the local park after dark and discover a mysterious door in the woods. “The Chosen” is a wonderful opening story to what I can already tell will be an amazing series! I am a HUGE fan of sci-fi, especially historical sci-fi and this book really spoke to my kind of nerd! Cari Schaeffer is building a fascinating world of powerful orbs, secret societies and the four teenagers who are “The Chosen!” Do yourself a favor and just read this book to find out what I mean! This book was a little short for me, since I love getting lost for days in a story, but I can tell it will all be worth the wait. Here is hoping Cari Schaeffer can deliver soon since I will be eagerly waiting the next installment in The Orb Quest Series! Five stars from me!!

Reviewed by @emilybee430
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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Erin Wolf

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer, 4 stars.

Gemma is a senior in high school. She has a small group of friends that are different from everyone else, but they get along great. One day they are counting the days until graduation, the next their world gets turned upside down. They find out they each possess special powers. Not only that, but they are what’s called The Chosen. They are supposed to track down special orbs that look like unusual gems. They also find out that these gems are tied into many events in history that involved battles of power. Will they be up to the task?

This is a great beginning to the series. A young adult/new adult book, this is really for all ages. Some books with teenagers can get annoying to people like me who have quite a few years behind them since high school. But this book is nothing like that at all. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters. They are realistic and felt like they could be in my own neighborhood. There is some action and sets up the series perfectly. Not to mention that it’s not all happy thoughts. There is some sorrow which makes the book even more complex.

It is a nice blend of action, fantasy, and fun and I cannot wait to see what the next book brings us.

Reviewed by @erinwolf79

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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Heather Bahm

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1), by Cari Schaeffer, is a paranormal/fantasy novel that is fast paced and will have you quickly shifting chapter to chapter. Four friends are immediately immersed into a craziness as the story opens. Cari Schaeffer is thoroughly descriptive and creative. This is my first novel by this author and I could not put it down, as the words beckoned me to continue. Gemma and her friends were captivating and inquisitive. As the initial book to the series, it perfectly entices the reader to read the subsequent stories.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series Book #1) by Cari Schaeffer is a wonderful magical Young Adult fantasy story. Cari has done a great job of writing a tale full of magic and adventure, danger and action. Cari has done a fantastic job of weaving this story that is so vivid and detailed that you can clearly picture it. It is captivating and unique and the characters are down to earth and relatable, if not a little quirky but endearing in their difference.
There is mayhem and suspense, action and magic that you will get lost in. This is a great start to the series and is one not to be missed. I can’t wait to see where Cari takes us in the other books. I wished this one could have been longer but will have to wait for the next book. I hope it’s soon.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The Chosen: Book One (The Orb Quest Series Book #1) by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Angela Hayes

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Chosen in the first book in The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer. It is a great YA fantasy full of adventure, magic, action, danger, secrets, discoveries, and fun. It has a (teenage) “Relic Hunters” x “The Librarians” x “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” feel to the story. As I have come to expect from Ms. Schaeffer, she created a vivid, detailed and descriptive story, with wonderful scenes and backdrops to her captivating story. The characters were somewhat quirky and interesting and really drew me into the story. This is a very quick and easy read- but, personally, I would have love to have read a longer, more in-depth version of the story- so I could really explore and get ‘lost’ in it.
If you love YA fantasy and adventure, grab yourself a copy and join Gemma and her friends in a race against time- as there is a lot at stake in this quest for the Orbs.
Can’t wait for more!

Thank you, Ms. Schaeffer!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1) by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Emily Walsh

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen
By: Cari Schaeffer
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1) by Cari Schaeffer was a fast pace, hooking read, that had me so engrossed I nearly stayed up more then half the night to finish!

This book opens on a high explosive note that gets your heart pumping and raises your anxiety. That did it for me, in minutes I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading. Strong, engaging, and complex, this book will keep you on your toes, and flipping the pages. Being a past reader of Caria Schaeffer, this book lives up to the others and for me, maybe even better.

This book has a solid multi-layered plot, and a strong message of the bonds of friendship. This book is perfect for all ages, it has enough action, and darkness to satisfy older readers. Full of magic, and otherworldliness, there is never a dull moment. All of this is paired with an equally solid and engaging MC, Gemma. Strong, loyal and determined, I love her as the MC and I found her a great role model.

Overall this book is worth your time and energy. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that this book will take you on a dangerous, deadly adventure that will leave your head spinning for more.

Happy Reading.

Review by @eawalsh

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The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Laura Furuta

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series
By: Cari Schaeffer
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer is a wonderful book that I enjoyed reading. It takes you into a world of fantasy/magic and includes characters that have a bond of friendship. It is a story that grabbed my interest from the beginning and didn’t let go until I had finished it. I loved reading about Gemma and her friends. They find out they are marked as The Chosen. They must learn about the truth that has not been taught. They are to find the lost Orbs in order to fulfill their destiny. They also know there are powerful enemies that are against them. Read this book to find out what happens to Gemma and her friends. I enjoyed reading about the background history that is written about. You can feel the strong bonds that Gemma and her friends have. This story does an amazing job in laying down the groundwork for the series. It is exciting and fun to read. It is a book that I would highly recommend reading and I look forward to the next story in the series.

Reviewed by @dory7205

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