My To-Be Read List #1: Chosen Book

Posted September 13, 2014 by Lola in My To-Be Read List / 16 Comments

Because reading is better than real life

My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life where at the beginning of the month visitors can choose which book I’ll be reading this month. On the first saturday of a month the poll will be up, then on the second saturday of the month I’ll announce the book that won and later that month my review will follow.

So last month, you could vote on one of 3 books to decide what I am going to read this month. I am not reading very fast this month, but I am going to do my best to read this book this month. Okay so here’s the book that got most votes and is the book that I will be reading this month:

ELECTED Front CoverElected (The Elected series #1)
by Rori Shay

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It’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond their borders.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret – the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.

I am really looking forward to reading this book, it’s been a long time since I read a good dystopia book and I like the idea behind this story. There’s just something interesting about the girl masquerading as a boy plot, it reminds me of the disney movie Mulan.

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16 responses to “My To-Be Read List #1: Chosen Book

    • The concept was what attracted me to this book as well, it sounds so unique and it’s been a while since I last read a good dystopia book. I can’t wait to start it!

  1. Getting readers to choose the book you read is such an awesome idea. I’ve heard some good things about Elected! It looks like a really promising novel, so I hope you enjoy it! I’ll definitely keep my eyes peeled for a review of it in the future. 🙂

    • I really liked the idea for this meme and it’s fun to have other people choose your next read. Maybe you can try to join in next month? I am hoping to post my review of Elected somewhere at the end of this month, I am aiming for a saturday, but it all depends on how fast I finish it.

    • I’ve heard of Ranma, but never actually read or watched it, I might have to check it out! I also have a soft spot for gender-bender stories, although I’ve only read a few books with this concept. So I am really excited to be starting this one soon!

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