Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Chosen Path by Jason Hershey - Blog Tour Review

Today on Life Of A Nerdish Mum I am pleased to be hosting today's stop on the blog tour for The Chosen Path by Jason Hershey

The Chosen Path 

From the author of the emotional "To Die To Live", comes the next riveting chapter of one man's search to find his purpose in life. 

Thelonious "Theo" Mitchell, now a college freshman, is eager to put the death of his friend, Draven, behind him. Devoting himself to school and sports, he meets Sabrinna, a beautiful co-ed who sweeps him off his feet. Untrusting and hidden behind a wall, he allows himself to fall for her. 

Will he find his soulmate and someone who can restore his faith and trust in people? Or will she leave him reeling and continuing his search for a purpose in life?

My Review

The Chosen Path is the second book in the Thelonious Mitchell series and follows on from To Die To Live. I haven't read To Die To Live, but I was still able to pick up The Chosen Path and read it without any problems. There are things that are mentioned from the first book though which may possibly be spoilers, however this can definitely be read as a stand alone if you choose. It's novella length too and I haven't read a novella in a while, so I really enjoyed the shorter length which was perfect for the story told. 

I pretty much never read contemporary (except crime novels) so this was a big step out of my comfort zone, but I chose to read it as the synopsis really caught my eye, I'm really glad that I decided to take the chance and read it as I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the more natural pace of the story and the fact that more time could be spent on the characters rather than world building as we're already in that world. 

Theo is an interesting character and has obviously been through a lot in his short life, but still wants to love and trust and is overall a positive guy. It was interesting seeing a teenage romance blossom from the perspective of a boy and actually written by a male author. There are things that Theo thought that I would never think a boy/man would think, but they obviously do. Sabrinna the love interest of Theo was more of an enigma and I'm not sure I ever really figured her out, but she's a teenage girl and I remember being one and still never figuring out other teenage girls! 

I did got lost in the time line of things a few times, but that could very well have been more to do with how invested I was in the story and wondering what would happen next, than anything to do with the writing, 

I really enjoyed The Chosen Path and will be picking up To Die To Live, to find out more about Theo and I'm looking forward to what happens next for him in the next book. 

I gave this book 4 stars

About The Author

I was lucky enough to have Jason Hershey as a guest on my Getting To Know... feature, so if you'd like to read more about him, please click here

I have been a teacher for over 10 years, teaching everything from kindergarten to high school. I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona, graduated from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, and currently reside in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I have a BS in Elementary Education. I am married and have 3 sons. This is my first book, but I have two others in various stages of completion; a children's book as well as a "sequel" of sorts to this current book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I truly am humbled and appreciative of everything