The Waking was a global event in which a force called the Lifeblood invaded all humans who died. The few strong enough to control it came back as powerful immortals. The rest let the bloodlust take over and awoke with one goal - to kill.
Newly appointed Watch Guard Samantha Shields has a legacy to uphold. Her father died a hero defending their city and now she wants to follow in his footsteps. Except for the dying part, of course. Unfortunately, fate has other plans as she discovers deep dark secrets that make her choose between her loyalties and the lives of everyone in her city. Both rules are in play as Sam is forced to make hard decisions that could cost her everything - including the person she cares about most.
This was a fast paced action sci-fi story where the main character, Sam has to learn to take control of the situation around her- dealing with The Woken and The Chosen.
"Rise of the Chosen" was quite a long book but I kept on reading to find out what happens to Sam in the end. It was also an enjoyable read but I think I will have to read the next one in the series to get a better taste for this series.
3 out of 5 stars.