Buying Options

Kindle Price: $14.99

Save $12.00 (44%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

You've subscribed to Chosen Ones! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
Chosen Ones: The new novel from NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author Veronica Roth by [Veronica Roth]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Chosen Ones: The new novel from NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author Veronica Roth Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 165 ratings
Book 1 of 1 in Chosen Ones

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$14.99

Length: 438 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible book:
Audible book
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Available
click to open popover

Books In This Series (1 Books)
Complete Series
Chosen Ones
Kindle Edition

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

From the Publisher

A Conversation with Veronica Roth

CHOSEN ONES is your first novel for adults, after you’ve had so many successful books in the YA space. Why did you want to write for a different audience? And how was it different?

At first, I really don’t consider audience. I think about the idea, the characters, and the plot, and then after I’ve figured those things out, I consider who the story is for. And that’s what separates a YA book from an adult book—who it’s for. So my approach to the book didn’t really change: I set out to write the best book I could, considering my characters’ psychology carefully, the same way I always do.

The biggest difference, then, was at the development stage, not the writing stage: I built a story that was fundamentally about adulthood. CHOSEN ONES isn’t about coming of age; it’s about maturing, taking responsibility for your place in the world, and realizing that pain doesn’t give you license to be a jerk.

It’s about learning that the battles you fought to get where you are aren’t over—they’re never over, but you get to fight them differently the next time around.

Your book follows five people who, as teenagers, saved the world. What made you interested in exploring this time in their lives?

CHOSEN ONES started with something I get asked a lot: if the Divergent series hadn’t ended the way it did (no spoilers), would the characters have gotten married and had babies and lived happily ever after? That’s not a question I can answer—for me, the ending of the series is the only ending—but the idea of a teenage chosen one’s “after” did stick with me.

The thing is, the significant “chosen one” stories of my formative years actually do explore what comes after. You can read about an adult Paul Atreides, Ender Wiggin, or even Harry Potter, but the focus of those continuations isn’t on the psychological impact of their childhood trauma in the immediate aftermath, because that wasn’t the primary concern of those authors. So while I don’t expect those books to be about how someone would cope with being famous for hurting someone (or many someones), I still had the question. And an unanswered question is the best foundation for writing.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

I had to learn a lot about history, particularly Chicago history. It’s hard to talk about without spoiling anything, but in CHOSEN ONES I developed an alternate history, diverging from our own in 1969. The tricky thing is, if you’re going to build an alternate history, you have to know a lot about the original one, so you know what you’re changing and why. My major areas of focus were the history of modern computing, the Space Race, the development of SONAR, and Chicago architecture, both its history and the design features of particular architectural movements. I also know what an “escutcheon” is, and how to break into a couple different types of locked door.

Your story turns the “chosen ones” trope on its head – but you obviously know and love that story formula. What are the “chosen ones” narratives that have changed your reading and writing life?

My formative “chosen ones” stories were Dune, Lord of the Rings, Ender’s Game, and Harry Potter. The incredible arrogance of Paul Atreides swallowing poison to become the Kwisatz Haderach, or the horrible moment when Harry finally hears the prophecy that winnows his future down to a single purpose—those moments are burned in my brain. Maybe it’s because I come from a highly individualistic culture, but there’s something so fascinating to me about a character singled out by destiny (or whatever) for a significant—and often terrible—purpose. The burden of it. The isolation. The mettle it takes to rise to the occasion. I love every part of it. And I have so many questions about it, too, particularly about what happens when we offload our responsibilities to select individuals—what happens to them? What happens to us? Do we want to believe in Chosen Ones who will fight our toughest battles for us, or do we want to become them ourselves? I don’t know. Maybe both can be true.

The other narrative I should mention is the one I wrote—Divergent is a Chosen One story. The main character, Tris, is singled out by her unique brain, but she also takes up the mantle by choice—and that interplay between fate and choice is a huge feature of Chosen One stories. In some ways, Divergent and CHOSEN ONES are a call and response. Tris is the idealistic young person who fights the battle; Sloane is the jaded adult who deals with the emotional and psychological aftermath. Their stories (and personalities) are quite different, but thematically, for me, they’re linked. I’m not sure I would have written CHOSEN ONES without first writing Divergent.

Your book is full of action, sometimes dark, but it can also be quite funny. Do you find it difficult to write humor? Why is it so important for this book?

There are a few things I’ve been actively working on in my writing since my first book, and humor is one of them. Humor is hard. I have tremendous respect for anyone who writes comedy. How do you think about comic timing in a work of writing, when people read at their own speed, when they can stop and start again at any time? How do you align what a reader finds funny with what you find funny with what your character finds funny? It’s not easy.

The reason it’s a priority for me is that humor is a big part of being human. It’s how we cope with the world, how we point out the world’s absurdities and injustices, how we form connections with people. On a craft level, too, I think that if you can give your book higher peaks, you can also give it deeper valleys. Humor is a powerful tool for a writer, and I want as many tools as I can possibly cram into this writing toolbox.

Beyond all that, though, it’s pretty simple: the older I get, the more I need to laugh.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of April 2020: The author behind critical and commercially successful Divergent series doesn’t disappoint with her first adult novel. The premise hooked me immediately: what happens fifteen years after a group of teens save the world? It feels too good to be true: for once, the epilogue gets to languorously extend itself into a full series. While the book evokes the real world ennui of The Magicians, the political thriller element of The Themis Files, and the quantum tang of Dark Matter, the core of this relentlessly paced adventure novel is the journey of a damaged person learning she’s still capable of loving and being loved. The uncertainty threaded through each plot element and character more than the visceral violence are what make the book decidedly adult. This unique twist on the quarter-life crisis also includes clever steampunk- inspired magical technology and powerful mythical objects. A welcome diversion indeed. —Katy Ball

About the Author

Veronica Roth, born in 1988, is a renowned novelist and short story writer of American origin. She is best known for her New York Time Best Seller trio that has also been adapted as high grossing movies of same titles. The trio was: Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant. The first book of the trilogy, Divergent, was also listed as the Favorite book of 2011 and 2012 by GoodReads. The book also won the Best Young Adult Fantasy and Fiction.


Product details

Customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
3.8 out of 5
165 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020
Verified Purchase
81 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2020
Verified Purchase
76 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2020
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
55 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020
Verified Purchase
30 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2020
Verified Purchase
28 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2020
Verified Purchase
19 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020
Verified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

Danielle
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting, as usual
Reviewed in Canada on April 10, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Lara Boulogne
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down !
Reviewed in Australia on April 27, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as great as I was hoping.
Reviewed in Australia on April 20, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind blowing fantasy
Reviewed in Australia on May 9, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Evie Jay
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, not perfect, enjoyable
Reviewed in Australia on April 15, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse