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Helena's life had always been quiet. In fact, she liked it that way. When her childhood friend returns home and tells her that she is the prophesied ruler of the Chosen, those blessed with the gift of magic, her quiet life goes up in flames. 

Suddenly Helena finds herself surrounded by a circle of protectors, each having sworn their loyalty to her since her birth. All except for one: her Mate. It's not enough that she must learn how to use her magic and undergo a trial to prove her worthiness; in order to claim her title, Helena must also find the man who carries the other half of her soul. 

Exiled due to a past he had no part in, Von is the last man the Chosen expect Helena to select. Despite their protests, his soul calls to hers and there's no denying that he was made for her. But the prophecy stands, and all isn't as it seems. There's an enemy lurking within plain sight who will stop at nothing to destroy her. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Meg Anne (P)2018 Tantor

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Entertaining enough

So this would be a 3 1/2 star review if that were a possibility. Let’s start out with the positives. The overall storyline and world building were interesting. Not the most original but built to a sufficient degree that I was engaged. Narration for the novel was also very good. Overall plot on the story was relatively simplistic and by the end I found myself frustrated by characters making stupid decisions, even with prophesies that flat out told them what was going to happen. There is a cliffhanger ending and honestly I’m not sure I’m engaged enough with the characters to continue on.

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good story

I really enjoyed this story. was well written and performed. looking forward to the next book in serie.

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amazing book

this book was so amazing. great character development. great story line. would highly recommend this book to everyone

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good for fantasy lovers

the narrator is good and the story was entertaining. ready for book 2. loved it.

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I need more!!!!

Meeting Helena and Von and the rest of the circle and learning along with Helena what the Chosen are all about feels like slipping into a well loved fairytale complete with monsters. Meg Anne has built a world you want to dive into and Noelle Bridges has brought it to life.

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great book

it was a really good book with a great narrator no two voice sounded alike over all I give it a four-star rating

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...Uh..not for me?

DNF'd around 50%. Premise of the book could be cool, not executed well. Special ❄.

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Good but...

This book was very good. I liked the story and characters. The only thing that I found odd was the vast number of male characters as compared to female characters. More than that, the fact that Helena must rely on 5 men for her protection and wellbeing. Sure, the romance was great, but the belief that men are necessary for protecting a woman just seems a bit cliche. Maybe it is just Daren's behavior that makes this so frustrating. After all, Hellena does assert herself on several occasions. Definitely will read the rest of the series though.