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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 Candida Hopper

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 Shaeffer

This was a fun, adventurous, full of action story. I enjoyed the characters and how even though they are teenagers this book can be read by everyone. The author did an awesome job drawing me into the story and keeping me entertained. This book did a good job setting up for the next one in the series and I can’t wait to read it. I can’t say that I really have a favorite of the four yet but I’m sure as I get to know them better its bound to happen. I recommend this book it was definitely a good read the kind that once you start it’s hard to put down.

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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 Series by Cari Shaeffer – Review by Gail Guerrero

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 Shaeffer

Four Stars

The weight of the world is on four teenagers shoulders. Chosen to find the orbs and save the world. Can you imagine at 17 having to fight a battle you were predestined to fight? The amount of growth it took these kids to put away childish things and become heroes. The author did a great job keeping them kids while they faced this evil journey. Though they matured they still had teenager moments. Allie had to be my favorite at moments she was real and predictable. Gemma was harder to figure out. I’m still holding out judgment for the guys. In the story the author gives you a taste of what this series could evolve into. The possibilities are endless. I’m excited to see where the author leads us on this mystical adventure.
Review by @gguerrero89

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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Shaeffer – Review by Katie Matthews

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

 

The Chosen was a brilliant and captivating read by Cari Schaeffer –it is also the first book that I have read by her and the first thing that I noticed was how fantastic her writing was. It was imaginative, creative and very entertaining. The action started straight away which I loved; it meant that I was already hooked into the story from the very first page. I really enjoyed the plot for the story and thought that it was very unique and my attention was definitely held throughout the book. I really liked the characters in the story and the bond that they had going through, I especially liked Gemma, I thought that she had this real determination about her along with a fierce loyalty that I admired!
I am really looking forward to seeing where the author takes this series and I can’t wait to read the next book.

@katiem
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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 Maura Harper

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

“What is a convergence?” “It is the coming together of everything to a specific point in time.”

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and the first book of the series. It’s quick and entertaining and an overall adventure. This story jumps right in and because I had not read the blurb or given more than a quick glance at the cover, I initially wasn’t sure what type of book this was going to be. THE CHOSEN is everything!!

I would classify this as a YA/Coming of Age story that I think would hold my young nieces attention. The chapters are short and each holds a lot of action and forward movement. The story ebbs and flows in that miraculous way that suddenly I was at the end and I wanted more. I assume there is going to be AT A MINIMUM four stories to the series and I think if they all continue this strong and are this to the point, they could go on for a long time coming.

5 SOLID STARS

Review by @mauraharper

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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Shaeffer – Review by Lisa Helmick

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
Rated 4 stars

This is a good strong start to a interesting story. I was drawn in right from the prologue and it didn’t let go until the end. This is filled with action, suspense and wonderment. These four have quite an adventure ahead of them! I am excited to read the second in the series to find out what happens next.

This is my first book by this author. The story flowed and engaged nicely and had ups and downs. The characters were easy to identify with and seemed fun and they acquired some exciting powers. I can’t wait to see how they are able to use them in a real world scenario. I enjoy the identifying markers that make these four different. What can they do in the future?

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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 Shaeffer – Review by Stefanie Carney

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

This is a tried and true story done with a twist. This author takes the teenager on a mission trope and flips it on its head. I found that although this is a short story, like an introduction or set up, it didn’t lack anything. The characters were fully developed and the plot kept me flipping pages faster and faster. The thing I love about books like this one is that even though I think I know some things, I’m still surprised at how things turn out. I finished reading this book and instantly looked for the next one. Book two has yet to be released but believe me, I will be looking for it.

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