Series: Select #2
Author: Marit Weisenberg
Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen
Released: October 9, 2018
So, confession time: I did it again. I picked up a stunning-looking book without realizing it was the second novel in a series. Select Few, written by Marit Weisenberg, is the second novel in the Select series. Thankfully, you can still (apparently) follow along without having read the first novel. Speaking from experience.
Julia just rejected the cult-like influence that came with her father’s family. Now, she must face her fears. Thankfully, she’s not entirely alone, as her boyfriend (John) has stuck around. Only, that’s part of her fear that her family will come for John.
To make matters more complicated, the FBI hopes to find Julia’s father through her, which doesn’t comfort Julia in the least. Still, this adventure is about to start something new, including a journey towards self-realization.
Select Few is a fantasy novel perfect for readers who love that careful balance of magic and drama. There’s a lot of both within these pages, creating something that is both fast-paced and entertaining.
I was impressed by how easy it was to follow along, despite accidentally skipping the first novel in the series. Though admittedly, I think it kept me from forming as strong of a connection for the characters. Sorry.
A lot is going on here, and some of it took me a bit of time to process. Again, not because I had difficulty following it simply because it actually carried a lot of weight with it. Or at least, it felt like my emotions and mind needed time to settle at certain points. Maybe that’s just me.
Overall, I’d say that Select Few is worth reading – especially for fans of the series!
Thanks to Charlesbridge Teen and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.