Title: The Chosen
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #5
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Source: Printed copy
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Vampire Slayer She stalks the lonely back alleys of Boston, the deserted industrial docks of the harbor, seeking revenge on the vampires who killed her mother. Rashel Jordon knows where they live. But they don't yet know that the black-haired, green-eyed girl is as deadly as she is beautiful, killing the Night People one by one. Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, she is safe as long as her true identity remains a secret. But when she rescues Daphne Childs from certain death, she's suddenly swept into the Night World Slave Trade, gateway to the vampires' secret enclave. Here Quinn is the gatekeeper... dark, dangerous, irresistible. He decides who is chosen. He holds the keys to the realm Rashel is desperate to enter. She looks into his eyes, stunned, to see her soulmate-- a vampire whose entire she has vowed to destroy... (less)
EXPECTATIONS: Off we go continuing the famous Night World series.
THE WORLD: We are back to vampires in this book. Actually, vampires and vampire hunters to be more precise.
CHARACTERS: So this time it is Rashel that we follow. Hmm I wonder if there will be a male main lead, that would be really cool. Anyways Rashel is a vampire hunter. When she was little her little brother and mother were killed by a vampire. She was left to live with her uncle and aunty but they were killed in a fire by the same vampire and so Rashel ended up being a vampire hunter. She is also known as a Cat, the best vampire hunter there is. And I agree, Rashel is good at what she does. One night she goes out with other vampire hunters on a killing mission and it is like a teacher with bunch of kindergartens. But then she meets Quinn and all hells breaks lose. I believe we have met or at least heard of Quinn in previous books but he was very side character. Well no more. Quinn is a mega super famous and all powerful vampire with big daddy/family issues. And of course when Rashel and Quinn meet it clicks. Why? Make a guess! Yes of course! They are soulmates. I liked Rashel to be honest up till the point they go to this slave house...then she just gets annoying as hell. And Quinn...such a powerful name...or okay whenever I hear Quinn I see my favorite male from True Blood....rrrrr....but anyways yeah back to this Quinn...yeah nope not anywhere close to powerful alpha male unfortunately. Just too much drama.
ROMANCE: Well I already spilled the beans that Rashel and Quinn are soulmates so yeah...it gets intense.
GOOD: I liked how Rashel was kicking ass. Normally I am a fan of vampires and vampire hunters for me are just...well fanatical freaks but not in this case, Rashel was gooooood.
BAD: A few things. 1) Rashel's brother! He was what 5??? The ending really shocked me! I wonder how it will go on, I really need more just for his sake. 2) How fast Rashel abandoned her believes when she met Quinn. Girl if you hate vampires, for crying out loud you are best vampire killer out there, and then boom you actually consider becomes one of them...nah just nah.
OVERALL: It was definitely better than Dark Angel but not as good as what will come next. Yes I have read future books by the time I am writing this reviews. With this series...you just cannot resist.
What do you think about THE CHOSEN?