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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Guest Post: YAY 4 YA with Author Tiffany Truitt

YAY 4 YA: If You Like…You Might Like The Chosen Ones

I am so excited to spend day 4 of YAY 4 YA here at MudieMoms. What a seriously superb source for all things YA…and not just all things Mortal Instruments. This site is definitely one of my first stops in my search for all things YA.

Don’t forget to stop by my blog after reading today’s guest post to find out how you can win Chosen Ones book swag…and…wait for it…a signed TMI poster by Cassandra Clare!!

Today I am focusing on YA books that share similar plots, themes, and conflicts as The Chosen Ones. Because like the title says, if you like might like The Chosen Ones.

While it would be easy for me to simply list a bunch of YA Dystopian books, other sites like The Hunger Games Examiner and Novel Novice have already done a way better job as this than I could ever do. Instead, I will focus on YA novels outside the Dystopian genres.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Why fans of this series would like The Chosen Ones: Hands-down one of the greatest and most inventive series to take the YA world by storm. The Chosen Ones shares similar themes with Clare’s works. Tess and James, the novel’s protagonists, must both struggle with what it means to be human and different. And much like Jace and Clary, the relationship between Tess and James is frowned upon by those around them…in fact, it’s downright against the law.

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Why fans of this series would like The Chosen Ones: Much like the aliens from this novel, James and his fellow chosen ones possess abilities that make them stand apart from the humans around them. Gifted to help a struggling humanity survive, James and his friends must decide when to assert their power and when to abuse it.

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Why fans of this series would like The Chosen Ones: In a world ravaged by war, the council longs for a gentler time where everything seems proper and right. The setting of The Chosen Ones is one in which the ideals, dress, and sensibilities of the 19th century are replicated. Much like this terribly addicting series. The Chosen Ones deals with ideals of sexuality and female identity.

About Chosen Ones

The Lost Souls, book 1 hitting bookshelves June 12, 2012 from Entangled Publishing!

What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?
Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.

But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

Get more information on Chosen Ones at Entangled Publishing!

About Tiffany Truitt

Tiffany Truitt is an 8th grade English teacher in Suffolk, Virginia. When she’s not traveling the world, she enjoys reading, writing, and obsessing over coffee. Lost Souls: Chosen Ones is her first novel.

Find out more about Tiffany Truitt at her Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


Thank you Tiffany for stopping by Mundie Moms today!


  1. I am really excited to read this book. I have an eARC that I got, but since the release got moved to June I am waiting a bit to read it. It sounds amazing though, and the cover is awesomesauce!!

  2. I have been waiting for The Chosen Ones for what seems like an eternity! Thank you, Mundie Moms, for being part of the blog tour! :)