The Choosing

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 lifetim
  • Title: The Choosing
  • Author: Rachelle Dekker
  • ISBN: 9781496402240
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 he 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.
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  • Rachelle Dekker

    The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through storytelling She graduated with a degree in communications and spent several years in marketing and corporate recruiting before making the transition to write full time She lives in Nashville with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair Visit her online at rachelledekker.

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  • If Francine Rivers wrote a novel set in a dystopian time, it might look like The Choosing Yes, dystopian is all the rage, but I happen to enjoy it so it wasn t really a problem for me to read another novel set in a dismal future Dekker does a great job drawing readers in from Chapter 1 I immediately wanted to know what happened to Carrington and the vibrant cover helped too At times it did feel like not very much was happening and Carrington s struggle to believe in her worth took up quite a bit [...]


  • NEW UPDATE It seems like everyone likes making comparisons, so I ll do one too Rachelle Dekker is like another author I ve just know I think her name was Rachelle and her last name Dekker.I was hanging out on Tyndale s website when I saw this book, and I couldn t help going crazy because I love dystopian.And then it happened I saw the Dekker name.But honestly, I like Rachelle s book because of her and not for her father They both are great writers but I think Rachelle has a unique style and she [...]


  • I m really torn as I try to gather my thoughts together and write a review for The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker My rating is uncertain I sorta desire to give it four stars but just can t Because some parts I hated enough that I can t wholly give it a really liked Hint if I would have known the author was Ted Dekker s daughter, I might not have read this book Creepiness and sick minded villains are NOT my thing.Set in a dystopian world, this story is about a young woman, Carrington, who doesn t qu [...]



  • She s Ted Dekker s daughter, so I expected to enjoy Rachelle Dekker s The Choosing What I did NOT expect was that this book would be one of my favorites of 2015 Oh my word, this gal can write While I definitely recognized some similarities in Rachelle s and her father s writing styles and story themes, I have to admit her author voice is something all its own Let s face it, the dystopian genre has been overdone in recent years, so much so that I ve avoided the genre all together for months When [...]


  • WellI really don t know what to say about this book It was good, and I enjoyed it to some extent, but it just didn t wow me I wasn t a big fan of the romance it was kind of an insta love clich and it moved too fast, I think My favoritest character, Larkin, hardly appeared at all in the last 30 ish percent of the book The plot was interesting, which is why I finished it, and I ll probably check out the next book If it goes on sale really cheap for Kindle P TBH, though, I think my biggest problem [...]


  • Rachelle Dekker writes with confidence and authority in her debut novel THE CHOOSING was a smooth, easy read that at times felt like a Cassandra Clare novel but at other times, felt like Dekker s father s influence drenched the pages NOT a bad thing Sometimes, the prose felt overwrought and distracted me from the story, but the story itself also exerted its strength and power to ensnare my interest from start to finish Definitely looking forward to the next novel by Rachelle Dekker.


  • UmWOW I ve got to admit, I actually did not expect to like this book Hey, don t look at me that way everyone has books they think won t be their thing The cover is amazing, the plot intriguing, but s dystopian And I know from experience that I typically don t jive well with that genre.WelllllllMAYBE THAT S NOT TRUE Because oh my word, this book blew me away Lovely Things The characters OOOOH YES I ve heard some reviewers say that the themes overshadowed the character development, but I actually [...]


  • Excellent pacing and defined writing catches hints of a psychological thriller like her father s books and the world building of an incredible dystopian such as Divergent The character of Remko was brilliantly written Carrington was done well Larkin and Healms were strong side characters Overall, the theme of finding your worth was prevalent and beautifully portrayed in the end.I loved how Rachelle brought up another very relevant issue or theme of a false religion With the agenda to ultimately [...]


  • I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes The Choosing ceremony is the most important day in Carrington s life It s something she has been preparing for her entire life But she isn t chosen and is instead forced to serve out the rest of her life as a Lint the lowest level in society, and she has to live with her mothers disapproval As Carrington endures her first few months as a Lint, rumours of rebellion make her question her beliefs Yet not all hope is lost as Carrington is thro [...]


  • Synopsis 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 be [...]


  • Carrington Hale has spent her entire life preparing for her Choosing ceremony the day that she is to be chosen to become a wife After years of careful preparation, she is not prepared for this moment to end in disaster Instead of being chosen, she must spend the rest of her days serving in the lowest level of society as a Lint Knowing the Authority cannot be questioned, Carrington prepares herself for a life of toil and drudgery, completely shut off from her family She soon establishes a connect [...]


  • I m not really into Christian dystopia since all the one s I ve read haven t really impressed me This book however is one of the better ones, and it s interesting enough that I might go on to read the second book The good is the fact that there was a great message, and the plot flowed along nicely The only problem I had was the fact that it got a little preachy at times, and it was sometimes hard to connect with the characters and so it was difficult to really care about what happened to them It [...]


  • WOW Well, I finished it I m not sure what to rate it I ll have to think XD It was pretty good And Remko GOSH HE IS SUCH A SWEETHEART And the truth in this Life IS most definitely a journey of remembering and forgetting Lord, help us remember BUT, SERIOUSLY HAND OVER BOOK TWO PLEASE Tomorrow nods


  • This was a good story, and I liked the characters I wasn t thrilled with the dark side of the plotbut over all, it was a unique read and I would love to see if the other books in the series are better.


  • An incredible, thought provoking readINGS I LIKED The characters had my heart Carrington wasn t my absolute favorite as is common with main characters for me but she was a good heroine and my heart ached for her For so many of the characters, really Remko and Helms were super sweet I teared up than a little over a certain thing that happened to Helms However, I think my favorite character was Dodson the Authority in charge of CityWatch Because he was downright awesome The writing style It remin [...]


  • I had heard mixed things about this and I actually really liked it It reminded me of Matched Ted Dekker plot I really love Ted Dekker s books so the similarity with the dark characters didn t bother me as much There was redemption and hope for those who deserved it and consequences for the evil ones.


  • I have to say that The Choosing was such an original idea for a story The creativity to the setting and the creation of this new futuristic America was so detailed, it caught me up from the first page.Rachelle has a talent for writing just like her dad Her world building and the flow of the story is just fantastic There was a richness and depth to the characters and Rachelle made sure in her writing that you weren t standing on the sidelines watching, but you were apart of the story There were m [...]


  • Whoa Whoa, whoa, whoa Speechless s that for a review Doesnt work too well I suppose.I have been waiting and anticipating Rachelle Dekker s debut novel andwhoa You see, I ve been a fan of her dad for a while now, but we aren t here to talk about Ted.We re here to talk about The Choosing.In a word.spectacular Rachelle really sucked me in big time.I couldn t put this book down and it had me reading late into the night way, way past my bedtime.The sign of a great book I ll read just one chapter onl [...]


  • The Choosing is a well written debut novel It s futuristic with a focus on a young lady named Carrington and the challenges she faces after not being chosen for marriage The cast of characters are part of what had me engaged in the novel There were villains, cold hearts, innocents, friends and As a result of the characters, Carrington goes through both character and spiritual development.The novel includes a mystery, however, that is of a minor focus much of the time The future painted in The [...]


  • About this book 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 [...]


  • another good read of 2018 to be completely honest, i m not sure if i would have continued reading it, unless it had been so highly recommended of a friend, because of the twisted Scriptures I would ve thought that I was reading something someone wrote to mock and falsely represent the gospel but still i read on d was i glad i did the story of a confused girl in a confused world, only knowing that she was created to be chosen by a man because it was commanded by God and the Authority, who ruled a [...]


  • In my mind The Choosing is one part Matched meets one part Ted Dekker, meets one part crime drama, meets one part YA Dystopia I know, that s a lot of parts but I feel like that was the different waves of thought I had for this book I ll start off by saying I wasn t sure what to expect Per usual, I didn t read the back cover or blurbs about the book I knew it was dystopian and I knew it dealt with identity, but that was about it I dove in with anticipation and a little bit of wariness, unsure of [...]


  • From The Book 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 h [...]


  • First, thanks to Edelweiss and Tyndale House Publishers for allowing me to read an egalley of this title I ve always wanted to read a book by her father, Ted Dekker, but just have never gotten around to it So when I saw this title, I went ahead and requested it because it did sound like a good one It s a dystopian story, with a bit of a religious slant, but not in a way that you would think it is a Christian fiction book I did really enjoy it, and at the beginning, well let s say it hit me a bit [...]


  • Am I allowed to scream with joy that a Christian author has finally written teen dystopian fiction Well, too bad, because I m screaming anyway I m a dystopian lover by nature When I took my creative writing courses, one of the stories I wrote was dystopian One of my favorite book is Fahrenheit 451 and I am a HUGE Hunger Games fan like, before the books were being made into movies, I loved them So I always felt the void, the lack if you will, of dystopian fiction for Christian teens Because let [...]


  • I don t usually read dystopian novels and wasn t sure what to expect but this one sucked me right in and I just had to find out what happened Lots to think about twisting the Scriptures, what a society will do to be safe , and the dangers of blind submission I might just have to pick up the sequel 2018 A book recommended by a friend


  • I m thankful for the review copy of this book and surprised at how this story affected me I was caught off guard as the Lord used the power of storytelling to gently tug at my heartstrings and allowed me to hear this message that touched my soul This book had me up until 3 a.m reading through tears, throat tight and shoulders shaking It was a riveting read.I don t normally read dystopia type stories but this one caught my eye first by the intriguing cover and then by the authors name Rachelle De [...]


  • Vyvolenie je prvou knihou dystopickej s rie s n zvom Prorok Je jednou z najlep ch YA, ktor som doposia tala a Rachelle Dekkerov sa pre m a stala spisovate kou s ve k m S Stvorila vskutku nev edn , neoby ajn a pren dhern pr beh popretk van mnoh mi hlbok mi my lienkami, ktor pom u nejedn mu z n s zamyslie sa nad vlastn m ivotom, nad svojou vlastnou hodnotou Preto e ka d jeden z n s je vyvolen u len t m, e sa narodil Je to v ak aj pr beh o h adan zmyslu ivota, o boji za pr va O mlad ch u och, ktor [...]


  • Not to be chosen would be a cruel fate of my own making.According to the Authority, the worth of someone is determined whether or not she is chosen by a man to be his bride When Carrington Hale is not chosen, she must live the rest of her life as a Lint unchosen and unloved, destined to be forever alone But nothing is as it seems, Lint girls are being found murdered, and a man marked as a traitor says things that could bring the very structure of society crashing down.Stories set in a dystopia a [...]


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