This dark, complex novel rocked my heart and left me with a renewed sense that saving the world is a job that never ends. You'll never look at fantasy heroes the same way again
Roth has pulled off a virtuoso performance, conjuring a stunning thriller/fantasy/sci-fi chimera like nothing I've read before, a story of ex-heroes struggling with the trauma of their past, what it means to have once saved the world, and the dark side of destiny
An insightful exploration of desire and ambition that also touches on broader societal topics, including celebrity, social media, trauma and recovery
There's a lot of magic and action to make for a propulsive plot, but much more impressive are the character studies as Roth takes recognizable and beloved teen-hero types and explores what might happen to them as adults. Roth makes a bold entrance to adult fantasy.
With Chosen Ones, Veronica Roth keeps you guessing: playing with perception, multiverse theory, and the struggles that go along with being 'chosen' to save the world . . . She's created a universe that you never want to leave
A hugely-imagined, twisty, turning tale that leads through the labyrinths of magic and war to the center of the heart