This book really took me by surprise. As I search amazon this was in my recommendations bar. I went ahead and took a chance to read something else other than what I must read. And you know what, I like it. I had only meant to read just a chapter or two and before I knew it, it was 1AM!What hooked me to this book is the great plot line. I am sucker for boarding school stories but also the fact that they are on an island! I really enjoyed how with every new chapter more about the school and it's purposes are exposed. The characters of the book were good. Each were clear with their motive from the start which was sort of strange and refreshing to read. Usually, you have to read more to pull more of the characters out. They did have secrets but it wasn't gasping.I also adored the magic twist to it. I read so many stories about powers and how the characters get them, so when I read this twist I was intrigued. And it kept me entertain till the end of the book.Overall, this is a good book. Chosen is wise and witty with refreshing characters. It's not like most book out there, really different. If your looking for a new twist in magic or powers, read this book.