I read the first 2 books in this series, and thought they were a waste of time. I don't know why I put the next 2 on my wish list, but I thought I would give the series another try. Nicely surprised! The series is really starting to pull together, the characters are becoming more developed (still annoying and silly at times) but they are learning their place in the grand scheme of things. I felt a little lost with the back story about Gary and John's team, like I had skipped a book, but eventually you find out what happened and are able to piece it all together. I really like John and Genny's story, it developed outside of the "Chosen One's" group, so you learned alot about them without them being lost among the others. Still not the best series I have ever read, but it does seem to be getting better and the core of the series is coming together. Still don't really understand the point of the "hand", but I will read the next one in the series, hope it holds up as well as this one did.
I liked this latest edition to the Chosen. In the beginning Genny was very annoying and I wanted her to grow a backbone which she eventually did, thankfully. John was the strong silent type but he also had to deal with the issues that sent him into hiding and I really liked him. The H/H took a while to deal with their problems and I would have liked more interaction or closeness between them. The final wrap-up seemed rushed.
It would be a good idea to read books 1 & 2 or you might be a little lost since the back story regarding the destruction of the other Chosen was not told until well into the story.