Children of the Gods: A Chosen Novel

Children of the Gods: A Chosen Novel

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by Monica Millard
     
 

For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that came to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has kept her head down fearing she'd draw the eye of a Haloran. The only time she has ever been bold, acted for herself, the most

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For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that came to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has kept her head down fearing she'd draw the eye of a Haloran. The only time she has ever been bold, acted for herself, the most powerful and dangerous god is watching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032960911
Publisher:
Monica Millard
Publication date:
12/24/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
858,415
File size:
448 KB

Meet the Author

Monica was born and raised in Alaska. She doesn’t own a dog sled team, but has worked in a place where there are buildings with caged exterior doors to keep employees from being eaten by polar bears.


She lives in Wasilla, Alaska with all her critters, some four legged and others that stand on two. She writes Science fiction, fantasy, and Paranormal for young adults.


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Children of the Gods - A Chosen Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name grey wilson blond hair bright green eyes weapon bow and arrow age 13 parent Athena
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Selene Wiston <p> Age: 12 <p> Gender: Female <p> Appearance: Long dark hair and turquoise eyes. <p> Weapon of Choice: A silver sword called Serenade. <p> Godly Parent: Pandora the Curious <p> Personality: I don't know. <p> History: Apollo loved her when he was young, but she had no ability to love and therefore didn't love him back. This made Apollo mad and he used the spirit of the song Selene by Imagine Dragons to trap her when she was only 10. She broke out two years later and came here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name Letha Age:14 gender: female parent: Aphrodite weapon:bow and arrow looks: long gold hair, slim build, blue eyes personality: serious but sometimes very funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does it really matter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok book
Crazywf23 More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read. It has so much going on and somewhere you start to care for Jaxson. It has some twist and turns and comes to a bittersweet end. I am just no good at reviews so I will just leave it with a well worth the read.
ereadwithme More than 1 year ago
4.25 Stars -- A perfect balance. The synopsis is pretty accurate and hard to expound on without giving away the pertinent and wonderfully woven parts of the book. What can be said is the lyrical prose and manner of speaking felt perfect for these characters and this setting. Reka and Jaxson were drawn with the absolute correct balance of flaws and perfection to put yourself in their places. The secondary characters were ready as well for their close-ups because just as much care had gone into their creation. The story grabbed you from the outset and kept you engaged until the end. The only thing I didn&rsquo;t like about this book was the length &ndash; I would&rsquo;ve preferred a full length novel to the novelette version. This fantasy world took me by surprise as I found myself in Reka&rsquo;s mindset and her outlook was mine. I was even more surprised that while I too despised Jaxson (just like Reka), my feelings changed toward him just before hers did. The very delicate and intricate relationship that exists here between the Gods and their Children is full of political intrigue, maneuvering, backstabbing, unrequited love and it charms you into that world until you want more of it. I really enjoyed the semi-unexpected twist which I can only hope signals another great installment for this new series and quickly.
BookwormReflects More than 1 year ago
Children of the Gods By Monica Millard Every twenty-thirty years the &ldquo;Gods&rdquo; come into the village where Reka lives to choose a new host body. Reka tries to blend into the crowd and prays she will not be chosen but unfortunately she is and not just to host any &ldquo;God&rdquo; but the queen. When they pull her into the ship that will soon become her home every part of Reka fights back but as they insert the queen into her body she fears it was all for nothing, that is until she wakes and realizes Anaya is the consciousness that lies in the background and she is still in control of herself. This book starts off a bit slow, there isn&rsquo;t much action in the entire thing it is a romance as Reka begins to fall in love with the man who is her king, Jaxson. The inner turmoil she must face is the main focus of the story and Monica Millard did a wonderful job the only thing I wish is that when she mentions the flashbacks that Anaya is showing Reka that she would go into more details some of them she just mentions that Anaya did it and moves on. If you are a fan of Stargate then you will love this book they are very similar in some aspects but then very different in others, it is an interesting book and I hope I will be able to read the next book since this one is left with a fantastic cliff hanger!
lilberry More than 1 year ago
Reka Cushing spent her whole life trying to be invisible, trying not to stand out and catch their attention, but all her hard work got thrown into the garbage the day she is chosen to be a vessel to one of the gods, all her fears and nightmares become true. Her destiny is now that of many others, trapped in her own body as aliens that disguised themselves as gods take over, but what happens when things don't work as they should? Can she fool a ship full of aliens and play the part of their queen? This is my first time reading a book that talks about body snatchers I found it fascinating and a good change of tune from what I'm used to reading. This book slipped by, time just passes by while you enjoy this book, it is well written in a small amount of time I feel I bonded with the characters and didn't want this book to end. Once you read this novel by Monica Millard I think you will crave for more of her work as I do now.
ELSACARRION More than 1 year ago
The story was different but kind reminded me of the movie &ldquo;The Body Snatchers&rdquo;, in a way. However I enjoyed it tremendously. Good plot and characters. A little on the sad side but the love Jaxson showed and the patience he had with Reka could not help but like him. The story is left with a small cliff hanger wondering what's going to happen with Reka, Jax or even Griff. I was lost as to the time frame that Reka was with Jaxson, at times it seemed like a few months had passed but other times it felt like years had gone by. It left me wondering but not enough to have prevented me from enjoying the story.