The Chosen of Gaia

September 9, 2013 Uncategorized 0 ★★★★

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The Chosen of GaiaThe Chosen of Gaia by Marcela Mariz
on 9/28/2012
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 230
Format: ARC
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Fifteen-year-old Albert has just received an invitation that could transform his disappointing life completely – a chance to belong to an advanced and hidden society that only reveals itself to a select few.

Immersed in a new world of mind-boggling technology and intriguing peers, Albert will overcome his fears enough to ignore a few suspicious details. But soon he'll find his family dragged to the center of a scandal that threatens to tear them apart and erase their very identities.

A conflicted Albert must find the strength to challenge authority by relying on his newfound allies and gift for Revelation.

Prepare for adventure, humor and suspense in this fast-paced tale of a “normal” family striving for their place in a “perfect” world.

This tells the story of a family who is given the opportunity to travel to and live on a hidden planet near Earth..a utopia. But all is not as perfect as it seems, and the family finds themselves accused of a deadly crime. This is one of my favorite books of my recent reads.. the characters are interesting and engaging, the plot isn’t too predictable or boring, the writing is well done, and the book is fun to read.

If I had anything bad to say about it, it would be this: I thought the story was a bit short. If there was a sequel to the book, it would be much more satisfying.

Overall, this was a great fantasy with a unique setting, and one that I enjoyed reading. I would highly recommend this for a good read.


About Marcela Mariz

M. Mariz is an actress, lawyer and writer with more than 20 plays produced. Her debut novel The Chosen of Gaia (Sept. 28, 2012) was inspired by her own Revelation dream.

Born in Rio de Janeiro and currently living in Southern California, Mariz writes screenplays and novels in both Portuguese and English. The artist has more than 15 years of acting experience, encompassing works in theater, television and movies. She has multiple plays and sketches featured in theaters, including a teenager play that was performed by young Brazilian celebrities all over the country, and has written many other plays for different Brazilian companies to present work-related themes in a funny, entertaining way.

She lives with her husband in Orange, California, where she is constantly developing ideas for new stories to tell.

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