Chosen, book one in the Magnolia Vampire Series is a young adult paranormal book. The story revolves around Maddie who is of mixed heritage – human, vampire, elf and fairy. She is almost 18 when she learns she may have a special purpose in life.
I think the overall storyline is a good concept and the book will appeal more toward young teens. However, sometimes the wording was a little awkward, and the explanations a bit too wordy. This seemed to slow the flow of the story.
Maddie’s love interest in the story is William, a full-blooded vampire. I found his character to be likeable. I wish there had been more to the relationship between them. They were a couple almost even before they met. I would have liked to see more of a developing relationship between the two.
What I wanted to see most in the story was a little more conflict and build up. There were no surprises or plot twists. This is the first book of the Magnolia Vampire Series. Chosen basically concentrates on Maddie learning about her ancestors and training to use her ever growing powers. I have to believe that the deeper plots and twists will come in the future installments of the series. The potential for a good young adult series is here. It just needs some more development.
Chosen Book One in Magnolia Vampire Series Cover Design by Angela Cornell Madelene Victoria Irvine, MADDIE, is a 17-year-old not completely human Arkansas girl. Raised and hidden amongst humans , she has had to hide her psychic powers her entire life. As she ages, her powers multiply so another move is inevitable. Maddie quickly makes friends in her new town, an unusual event for her. She finds herself not only among humans but also among other unnatural races. After seeing her dream vampire exists, a friendship and romance begin to blossom. Maddie is befriended by vampires, shape shifters, witches and fairies in her new hometown. Maddie discovers parts of her biological makeup have been hidden from her. She only knew of the vampire, elvin and human blood but quickly learns the missing link is her fairy blood. An accidental meeting with a Fairy reveals Maddie may be the chosen one of a lore written thousands of years ago. Rumors spread about a forming vampire army, world wide, desiring control of all races. As Maddie and her new friends begin protection training in the magical sanctuary near her house, new powers appear, attacks begin and relationships deepen. There are no dull moments for the people of Elmwood, Arkansas.