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Review of Sam the Chosen

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[Following is an official review of "Sam the Chosen" by Wally Jones.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Some unknown killer/power is violently butchering people, and every human being on the planet is afraid. People are huddling in their homes, fearing death. Even the combined action from all the governments in the world has not stopped this carnage. No one has ever seen the killer; no one knows the reason or criteria behind this bloodbath; no one has any idea how to stop the slaughter. But everyone knows that the world is rushing towards an apocalypse. In a faraway place, hidden from everyone’s view, an ancient race called Chosen has been living quietly. Samantha, AKA Sam, her husband, her son, and her stepdaughter have decided to go camping in the deep mountains.

What connects the above peculiar scenarios? Are these scenarios even connected at all? Who is behind the mass murders? Will humanity survive? Who are/is causing this apocalypse? Who is this Chosen? How do Sam and her family fit into this? To know the answers to all these questions, you definitely have to read Sam the Chosen by Wally Jones.

This book is a fantasy fiction entwined with a sci-fi concept, Lycanthropy. This sci-fi and fantasy combo is unputdownable. The apocalyptic touch added a heightened sense of tension. As you can already see, Sam is our protagonist. She is a middle-aged mom working as an elementary school teacher. Seeing a protagonist who is not a teenager, especially in this theme, was refreshing. She is a flawed protagonist with a good character arc. Also, all the primary characters are slowly developed. There is enough foreshadowing to keep a reader hooked. The author has put a lot of forethought into his story, and it reflects throughout the book.

As you might have already guessed, I have become an immense fan of this book. That’s why it was disheartening to see that this book was not professionally edited. I found more than ten spelling errors within the first few chapters! I was stumped by this because every element (storyline, pace, characters, sensory description...) was top-notch. That is why, and only for this reason, I am giving this book 3 out of 4 stars. Maybe I got an unedited version of the book! I will gladly change my rating to four stars if the spelling errors are corrected.

This book surprised me many times with its twists. There was a slow buildup to these twists, and they never came abruptly. The author has provided closure by finishing the story he has started. However, the ending also implied that this story is unfinished. So, I am excited about the next book in this series. I was emotionally invested in the book. Maybe that’s why I was utterly crushed by my beloved character’s character arc.

I know this book contains errors, but I will still gladly recommend this book to every sci-fi/fantasy-loving bookworm. If you are looking for good fiction with well-developed characters and a well-structured plot, then pick this book. Before I forget, the author’s wife’s name is also Sam; he also mentions that his wife is his muse in the dedication. Cute right! Happy reading.

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Post by TheGayOne12 »

This book is everything I'd like. It sounds like a fabulous read that I will enjoy. Thank you for the amazing review!
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Post by cutemami »

The introduction to this review had me hooked on the book already. There seems to be a mystery that I will enjoy in this book.
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Post by Amy Luman »

I don’t know much about werewolves, it was never of much interest to me. I am interested now. This seems like the kind of book that I would enjoy.
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Post by Amiczy Heaven »

The title of the book got my attention and after reading your review, I would love to read this book. It’s everything I like and more! Thanks for your review.
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Post by NetMassimo »

This seems like an exciting novel that mixes science fiction and fantasy elements, so I hope the author does proper proofreading to prevent distractions that can spoil the experience. Thank you for your great review!
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Post by Chinenye Achilike »

I'm glad the story is not real. Phew! It sounds like an interesting book to read.
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Post by Essy Nma »

The scene is chaotic and evokes thought as to why a murderer couldn't be easy to identify. Thanks for the review
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Post by Aisha Yakub »

Fantasy and sci-fi are great genres, especially when combined. The plot looks great, and there seems to be enough intriguing twists. Great review.
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Post by Sharon Christanto »

I don't mind reading the sloppy book as long as it has entertaining story line. Therefore, I'm still gonna purchase it :) Very nice review!
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Post by ellimctreph »

The concepts sounds really interesting. I love a good story with nice twists and turns.
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Post by ellimctreph »

Sharon Christanto wrote: 30 Mar 2022, 10:15 I don't mind reading the sloppy book as long as it has entertaining story line. Therefore, I'm still gonna purchase it :) Very nice review!
Same here.
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Post by Dami Bassam »

The book is about sci-fiction and fantasy.The author speak about Sam who works as teacher, wife of the author, she is a flawed protagonistes with good character. The author show many special termes and clarify that the story is not finished." In science-fiction, imagination become more and more big, our creation is unlimited and dont stop".
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Post by Christabel Egbeama »

The title of the book and the fact that the wife of the author is also named Sam, that's definitely very cute. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the honest review.
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