Wednesday, March 23, 2016

BLOG TOUR WITH REVIEW: A Chosen Life by K.A. Parkinson



A Chosen Life
Release Date: March 16th 2016
Snowy Peaks Media

Summary from Goodreads:

When Macy was chosen to join an elite group of children responsible for protecting ignorant mankind from the monsters of the Dark, she understood there isn’t time for speed bumps, and the arrival of the Ninth Chosen ten years late is one big bump. The Ninth is to one day lead all the Chosen in a final battle between Light and Dark forces, but the legendary warrior turns out to be Tolen Parks, a clueless and reclusive seventeen year-old whom Macy fears will not be their captain but instead their downfall. In an action-packed entertainer, Tolen and Macy are swept down a dangerous path that tests everything that Macy is, and brings out everything that Tolen can be, as they discover the power of choice, true friendship, and the incredible influence a single person can have on the world. 

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REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 3 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

At first I was a little confused, but as the book progressed, I began to understand more. 

My favorite character is Mary because she is brave, smart, but a little sensitive and a doubtful. I love the moment when Tolen and Macy realize the impact they have on the world. 

I got drawn into the story and really enjoyed reading it. 

The characters really develop as the story goes on and I love how unique the author made them. You can tell how much thought the author put into this book. I can't wait for the next book! 

I love the fantasy aspect and the Light and Dark groups that are present. 

There are no bad words so even younger readers could enjoy this book! 

I recommend this book to those that like suspense, adventure, friendship and the triumph of good. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up. 


About the Author 

K.A. is the mother of two incredible boys and has been married to her high school sweetheart for nineteen years. Writing and making up stories is something she has enjoyed doing for as long as she can remember.
As a child, she spent summers borrowing books from the Book Mobile, and hiding under her bed with a bag of cookies and a flashlight to enjoy great literary adventures. Some of her all-time childhood favorite books are, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings. She has always been a huge fan of fantasy and science fiction.
As an adult, she spends her days chauffeuring her boys between work, art and music lessons, running a household, and reading and writing every chance she gets.
She has spent many wonderful years working with girls ages 12 to 18 through her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is because of the experiences with these amazing young women, and their love and support, that she finally decided to pursue her dream of publishing clean and entertaining books for young adult audiences.
The novels in A Chosen life is her first full-length published work. She has many short stories, unrelated to The Chosen Chronicles, you can read on her blog.

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