After rejecting the cult-like influence of her father’s family, Julia moves into a fancy hotel in downtown Austin. But she finds herself alone except for her boyfriend, John–and her fears. Once again she’s suppressing her abilities, afraid her family will come for John when they find out he’s been developing abilities of his own in her presence. The FBI is also keeping a close eye on Julia hoping she can lead them to her father, Novak, as he’s wanted for questioning in his former assistant’s death.
With tensions high, Julia and John agree to go separate ways for the summer, paving the way for Julia to reunite with Angus, a fellow outcast. Together they set out on a road trip to California to find Julia’s mom and a way into Novak’s secret underground world. Along the way, Julia will learn the Puri perhaps aren’t the only humans evolving into something different. . . and that maybe she’s the leader her people have needed all along
Select Few is an engrossing, compelling book that will surely give you the chills and excitement as it unravels the mystery of the teen’s life that are not just normal teens.
Let’s start—I made a mistake, thinking this is the first book(this is the second book) so I asked for an ARC of this book, so honestly speaking, at first I was confused. Who is Julia Jaynes, what was happening and in the first few chapters, the story is already getting deeper. But, the good thing here is the book has been written flawlessly that in the latter part of the book, all the mysteries and questions that arise in the early chapters will be answered.
So, let’s discuss the story— The characterization was well-balanced, it had shed details on other characters, not just the protagonist. the characters are not that many so you’ll get familiarized with them easily.
Meanwhile, the story and the flow of the plot in this book is flawless and compelling— the story will toy your emotion, especially from the “thoughts” of John; its like open book of his emotions, things he noticed and words he chooses not to mention to Julia—and it will literally make you cringe and grit your teeth. Julia, on the other hand, was just protecting John, but still, ugh. I’m not sure but I feel a strong sense of annoyance and overprotectiveness in Julia’s attitude.
I found nothing I dislike in this book, really. The story was both thrilling and satisfying.
I highly recommend this book. Everyone will love this, especially if you’ve been in love. You will understand the need to sacrifice, the pain, the moments of doubts. Still, this book, in my opinion, solely proves that love doesn’t just revolve around love and fuckery; there’s got to be some trust, communication, and honesty.
DISCLAIMER: I requested for an ARC of this book in Netgalley and I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. It’s synopsis and book cover had caught my attention, but to my dismay (which is my fault, I should have noticed it earlier) this is already the second book. ☹ So, please, don’t make the same mistake I did, grab and read the first book.
Select Few the second book in Select Series, received a rating of five–heavenly book goodness! I highly recommend this book. It is a book that everyone can relate to. I guess this is another book that will somehow show us about friendship, trust, sacrifices and never-ending love.
|NOTE: Due to the fact that this book is not yet published and changes may occur since I received an ARC, I will not put any quote and will update this part once the final book has been printed. Thank you.|
Book Title: Select Few
Author: Marit Weisenberg
Expected Publication: October 09, 2018
Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen
Marit Weisenberg has a master’s degree from UCLA in Cinema and Media Studies and worked as a film and television executive for a number of years. Select is Marit’s debut novel. She lives in Austin, Texas.