Customer Reviews for

Storm of Shadows (Chosen Ones Series #2)

Average Rating 4
( 91 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(45)

4 Star

(24)

3 Star

(16)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(4)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 1 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    no- stars. not recommended

    This is just not my kind of book -- too supernatural. This author captured me with other books, however

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 9, 2011

    do not read

    this book is a total waste of time and. money.....i wouldnt wipe my ass with it. ..so upset i bought it...its not even worth half a star

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 16, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    New Series by Dodd is Desperately Seeking a more Substantial Plot

    I was pretty excited when I heard about this upcoming series from Dodd. Heretofore she has been one of my favorite writers and while I haven't given up on here yet...this second installment of The Chosen Ones series is somehow worse than the first.

    Storm of Visions - the introductory book - debuted a whiney voiced heroine named Jacquelline complete with mother issues and a martyr complex tangled up romatically with Caleb - a "hero" who essentially rapes her in the second chapter. Even if I could get past those issues, the plot holes were more like chasms, the characters less than dynamic and the overall tone of the book reeked of an amateur...something Dodd is hardly.

    I gave Storm of Shadows a chance merely because I wanted to see if she had strengthened her voice and direction with the series. She did not. Again - the characters are one dimentional, the plot lacks focus and rather than leaving me wanting more - I instead wished I had never bought it in the first place.

    The true irony however is learning how Dodd worried over this series- I believe on her website she discusses how she sought out other writers and friends and workshops to flesh out the plot and characters...I think she either received some extremely poor feedback or was the unfortunate butt of a competing authors joke.

    Save your money for a latté or a matinee movie. This series isn't worth the paper it's prnted on.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 6, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Disappointed.

    Ms. Dodd's first book, Storm of visions, was good. It had good character development, good story progression, and I found myself wishing I could have gotten to know Zusane's character more.

    But Ms. Dodd's second book to the series, Storm of Shadows, seems to me nothing more than filler. There is no story progression and the whole book is only about Aaron and Rosamond. Sure we do find out a few things, such as, Caleb and Jak. getting married. But all in all, the only significant part of the story was that Gary White came out of a coma and he confronted Irving in the end of the book. So.. if you want to find out what happens in the book, just read the last page, or better yet, the last chapter. You will find out all you need to know in the third book.

    They find out at the beginning of the book that they need to look for a girl because she foretells of the "prophecy" then they find out at the end, that they are looking for the WRONG girl so they are back at Square 1. I don't feel that the characters skills are fully utilized, we have a seer for goodness sake here. USE HER, and I can't believe that they didn't figure out that Gary white was the guy in her vision "drip drip", I know I did.

    One of the things that annoyed me was the classic "good vs evil". Sure it is in alot of our movies, books, etc. But, in this one, Evil is always one step ahead, always more powerful. At the end, of this book, we find out that it's "love" that conquers all. Romantic and corny I have to say with touch of clique. So.. All the Chosen have to fall in love or they loose the epic battle but what about the Others? Why are they so powerful, why is it that evil is ALWAYS like this? What challenges do they have to face to win against the Chosen?

    I will not be continuing this series, I'm looking into Dobbs's other books in hopes that I wont be disappointed with those.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 1 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1