The One – Book review

Author : John Marrs

Publisher : Random House UK

Pub Date: 25 May 2017

Source : Own copy

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Book Blurb

How far would you go to find THE ONE?
One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.The One
A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…
A psychological thriller with a difference, this is a truly unique novel which is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

My Thoughts

I will try hard not to include spoilers in my review.

I really liked this book and to my surprise I was not able to guess many things like i usually do while reading a thriller. Actually there’s a killer in this book, but it is revealed in the beginning so that’s not what I meant about guessing. The story actually follows five different people who in some way or the other have registered with the ‘Match Your DNA’ service that promises to find the person’s soulmate by genetic match.

So there are these 5 different narrations all of them told in third person and almost all the chapter gives you a surprise or shock. And in no way I could outguess them. I did , a very few but those were really obvious ones. Just when you think that like you are able to follow the story and predict how its gonna end, there will come another twist 😛

Out of all the five, I liked the serial killer’s story. I was able to guess that one’s ending 😀

There were some typos here and there but the writing was good. I’m not much into descriptive explanations and this book was crisp and didn’t go much into the details unnecessarily. I don’t want to reveal much about the characters but you will enjoy reading about them.

I highly recommend this book if you are looking for one with so many twists and turns.

My rating 5 stars 🙂


The One – (The Selection 3) book Review

Okay I take back everything bad I said about The Selection. But that wasn’t entirely my fault. I didn’t like the first two books but the third one did the charm!!

I couldn’t stop gushing over the book. I want to re-read it again. I’ve shared a teaser of the book in my last post and in the past two posts I have been talking about nothing but The Selection series😜

A lil background here: In the first book, we are told about the Kingdom of Illea which has its own caste system from One to Eight, where One comprises of Royals and Eight includes the homeless.

America is a Five and her secret boyfriend Aspen is a Six. They are looking forward to get married but break up when America signs up for the Selection due to her mother’s pressure and Aspen feels that he is not worthy of her. In an attempt to forget Aspen, America enters the selection and gets shortlisted among the first 35 girls, who are a bunch of Twos to Fives.

She does not expect to fall for Prince Maxon but the pair eventually do even though she doesn’t feel like admitting it to him. The book ends with Aspen finally making it as a Royal Guard and even worse where he ends up guarding America’s room. They meet in secret and even though the Prince is aware of an ex boyfriend in her life, she never tells him it’s Aspen. The 35 girls are shortlisted to 6 who form the Elite.

The second book in the series is my least favourite and long story short – America doesn’t decide who she needs in her life and falls back and forth between Aspen and Maxon. The Elite get reduced to Four by the end of this book.

In The One, the rebel attacks that were mentioned slightly in first and second books take up bigger space and forms the major turning point. Secrets are revealed and there is lot of deaths. I’m not giving away as to who dies. America finally finds herself moving away from Aspen and falls in love with Maxon who is kinda dating the other Elite Kriss. All the enmity between the four girls disappear half way through the book and they kind of become buddies. The king’s selfish and arrogant attitude is revealed in this book and he openly ill treats America because of her low caste.

So all this drama would explain why I got an instant liking to this book 😝

I feel bad for calling Maxon as dumb in the first book’s review 😕 He is not!  He s sweet, considerate and reserved. It took me two books to like him no wonder America took that much time 😂😂

There are five books in the series. But the Fourth book – The Heir is like fast forward to 20 years after Mer and Maxon get married and rule the country. I was disappointed with this time lapse but keeping my fingers crossed.

I give a 4/5 for this book alone in the series 😀😁

Pic courtesy : Pinterest, not mine 😊


Teaser Tuesdays ft The One

From The One (Selection -3) by Kiera Cass

“So take your time,” she advised. “Adjust to where you are. And let it go. You don’t choose him; he chooses you. There’s no point in hating the others for that.”

“Do you know who he wants the most?” Celeste asked. And for the first time, I heard worry in her voice.
“I don’t,” Queen Amberly confessed. “Sometimes I think I could guess, but I don’t pretend to understand everything Maxon feels. I know who the king would choose, but that’s about it.”

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)