Monday, July 20, 2015

The Choosing

GIVEAWAY

DEKKER, RACHELLE
THE CHOOSING

“Not to be Chosen would yield a cruel fate of my own making.”

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—would 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. The whispers contradict everything she’s been told; yet they resonate deep within.

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


My Review:

A Dystopian tale fueled by hope.

Dekker had me transfixed in the very first scene of this debut novel. Her imagination knows no bounds when it comes to creating a futuristic and all too troubled earth. And the whole concept of young women having to wait to be chosen had me fuming. Especially since if they weren't they became outcasts -- even from their own families. A troubling tale that parallels our current world in subtle ways.

Loved the depth of the spiritual message -- that we have already been chosen by the One who created us. Carrington's struggle to grasp that concept is heartbreakingly real. So foreign in a world that forces religious legalism that restricts individual freedom. She's on an impossible (and often reluctant) quest to find answers to the doubts that threaten her very existence.

A line up of strong secondary characters enrich the tale -- including a forbidden love interest for Carrington.

Powerful and raw and utterly compelling. And this is just the beginning...Book Two comes out early 2016.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Choosing please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 26 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


31 comments:

  1. Now this sound like a very interesting book to read. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com. Kim

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    1. It really is -- and I love the message of hope which isn't usually found in a Dystopian novel. Good luck, Kim.

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  2. Forbidden love you say? No need to say more, hehe :)

    OK, I am not that shallow. (Or am I) :)?

    Concept sounds really interesting. I love challenging thoughts! And I love The Hunger games, to which this seems somewhat similar (thematically). So...I am in. And forbidden love you say? :)

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes...definitely forbidden love, just in case you were wondering. LOL The Choosing is Hunger Gamish only different. :-) Good luck, Janka.

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  3. I always enjoy reading debut author's books.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I do too, rubynreba. It feels like we're part of the discovery process, doesn't it? Good luck.

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  4. Wow, this book looks amazing. I've been excited to read it ever since I heard it was coming out. Thanks for your thoughts and the awesome giveaway!
    bekaboobear(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The author is a very gifted writer with a mind-blowing imagination. Good luck, Rebekah.

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  5. Dystopian is one of my favorites to read. Scary but good!

    Diane
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. You'll love this one, Diane. So many levels to it. Good luck.

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  6. Sounds quite good! I've been wanting to read this book since I first heard of it! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win.
    mbaaij (at) hetnet (dot) nl

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    1. You're welcome, Marian. Good luck.

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  8. Nice review! I'm certainly excited to read this book. I'm a big fan of her father (Ted Dekker)'s tales and am really looking forward to reading her personal style. :)

    crossDOTkarenDOTrATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You know, I've never read any of Ted Dekker's work. I know, Gasp!!!! Need to rectify that. Good luck, Karen.

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  9. Just reading your review makes me so thankful He chose me! Please add me, Kav, this sounds so interesting!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. That message is so powerful in this book, Merry. Good luck.

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  10. Wow! This one sounds like a must read!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  11. With access to an amazing author/mentor such as her father, I have high hopes for Rachelle Dekker's debut.

    tlhcoupon (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Pretty gutys to put yourself out there when your dad is such a big name author but she definitely holds her own. Good luck, trosado.

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  12. I've had my eye on this since it was released. I've been keeping tabs on the response and it sounds like a eye opening and nail biting read. Just my kinda books.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. would love to read this novel kav...thanks for the chance.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome. Good luck, Karen.

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  14. Looking forward to this read.
    huletthouse at mchsi dot com

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  15. I like to read dystopian books and have been interested in reading this one for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ~Alisha L.
    lishy2193 (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. We have many Ted Dekker's books, so when I saw this book by his daughter, it grabbed my attention. My daughter loves to read dystopian books & I would so enjoy winning it for her, : ) Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway! nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail.com

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