Review: Few Are Chosen – Storm Grant

Posted 8 April, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments

Review: Few Are Chosen – Storm GrantFew Are Chosen by Storm Grant
Published by Riptide Publishing on 20 February 2012
Genres: LGBT, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 45
Format: eARC
Source: Author

4 Stars

Sparks fly between virgin teenage demon hunters when the Chosen One turns out to be the Chosen . . . Two?

Apprentice warrior Blake St. Blake is the Chosen One, raised by an ancient order to defend the world against evil. Well, maybe not the whole world, but at least his neighborhood in downtown Detroit. When a dreaded reflux demon is sighted in a local cemetery, Blake is sent off to his very first battle, armed with his sword, his super-senses, his black leather duster, and a few well-rehearsed one-liners.

But another Chosen One gets in Blake’s way—an apprentice wizard named Shadow. While the boys argue about who’s the more chosen of the two, the demon escapes.

Blake wants to be angry, but it turns out he and Shadow have a lot in common. Besides, Shadow’s pretty cute, and Blake can’t help but think that the wizard’s skills (and hands and lips and other bits) might make the perfect complement to his. Blake and Shadow are brave enough to challenge the reflux demon in a second battle, but will they have the courage to tell each other how they feel?

*I received a free copy of Few Are Chosen from the author in exchange of an honest review*

Few are Chosen is a sweet paranormal young adult story where two boys meet and fall in love under pretty strange circumstances. There are demons, fights, and a creepy cemetery. As many other teenagers before them, both Blake and Shadow think they know better than the adults, and they are pretty sure they can fight their fights on their own.

It was a little funny to see how differently they have been raised, even if they’re both basically demon-hunters. Blake thinks he is The Chosen, whereas Shadow has always known that he’s the chosen one from his coven. When they fight a huge and disgusting demon together, they also check each other out a little, and their timidness is really cute. Written in first person from Blake’s point of view, it brings out both his sense of humor and his insecurities,

I would definitely read more about these two, it could be a prequel to a series, and I’d pick up the series in a heart-beat. There are some pretty hot scenes in a mausoleum towards the end, but I still maintain that Few Are Chosen is a YA story – everything happens in the dark.

He laid his hand on top of mine, and stared deep into my eyes. I glanced down at where his hand covered mine. Even in the near dark, I found the contrast of our light and dark skin tones exciting. To be honest, I found everything about him exciting.

“I can’t hold it much longer,” Shadow panted. “Slay the fucker. Now!”

He pulled away an inch or so, but I reached up and cupped my hands around his shoulders and pulled him back toward me. Our noses bumped when we both turned the same way, but we worked it out on the next try, and our lips met again, more firmly this time.

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12 responses to “Review: Few Are Chosen – Storm Grant

    • YAY, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did, Melanie 🙂 I’m also on the look-out for more fantasy PN GLBT reads, so please let me know if you find any.

    • It sure is, Amy, and I haven’t read many books like this one before. I would definitely read a full-length novel about these two.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing–AND ENJOYING!–my wee YA book. I can’t thank you enough for the awesome review!
    ~ Gina / Storm Grant

  2. Few Are Chosen sounds sweet – if I can say that about a paranormal story. 🙂 Blake and Shadow seem like interesting characters and the demon-slaying has me curious. I’m glad you enjoyed it, Lex!

    I you’re enjoying your Tuesday! Mine has been pretty good so far. I’m power reading! *ha* And trying to get other things done as well. I swear I don’t know how you do all you do, Lexxie! Keep me posted on the school situation – your daughter’s teacher. I’m very interested in how that is handled. Okay, off to do more multi-tasking! 🙂 **BIG HUGS**

    • It is a sweet story, even if it’s paranormal 🙂 You’ll enjoy Blake and Shadow, I’m sure of it.

      My Tuesday was good, and my Wednesday is OK, I had an exam this morning, I think it went well. I hope we’ll get news about the school situation very soon, and I’ll be sure to let you know.

      Thanks for stopping by, making me part of your multi-tasking-Tuesday 😀 *BIG HUGS*

  3. Oooh this one definitely sounds intriguing. And it’s only 45 pages? A paranormal LGBT YA book sounds totally up my alley! Thank you for the recommendation Lexxie! Will definitely be looking more into this one. Happy reading!

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