Monday, July 15, 2013

Mark This Book Monday: One by Leigh Ann Kopans!

Well, it seems that I'm getting some of my motivation back, and now I have the third Mark This Book Monday of the day ready!

I don't even remember how I stumbled upon this book on Goodreads, I'm just glad I did!

One by Leigh Ann Kopans

One is the kinda book that sounds interesting enough to grab and once you start reading it just proves to you that it was quite the right choice!

There might be some minor spoilers in the review, and I really hope I can keep them to a minimum.

I actually had a difficult time trying to get One on my Kindle since I was looking for the book by typing the author name wrong! I kept typing Leigh Ann Kopans instead of LeighAnn Kopans, and I almost gave up trying to find it, just glad I didn't!

The premise of the book is interesting and unique enough: What if humans can have superpowers but it doesn't work exactly as we've always seen it on comics and movies? What if to fly you need a combination of more than one ability? And what if not everyone get that but are left with just one?

In this world you can either be a Super (someone with two or more powers) a Normal (someone without any superpower) or you can be a One (the pariah to both sides, not special enough for the Supers, too different for the Normals).

Merrin is a One, her measly power is making herself light enough to sort of float/hover and she had been at the Supers High School hoping to develop another power that would allow her to fly. When that doesn't happen, her parents decide to tranfer her to a regular high school for Normals where she won't have to deal with as much rejection.

All Merrin has ever wanted is fix herself and as an intellectual portent she is aiming to join the Hub and work on something that will make her more than just a One. Meeting Elias on her new high school and feeling like her world is turning upside down was not part of her plan, and even less was discovering what she and Elias can do together, that two Ones can complete each other.

Not only the premise of this book is unique but also Merrin is not your usual love-swept girl. Romance is a key factor in the book, and a big driving force for everything that happens, but it doesn't make Merrin a doe-eyed damsel in distress, all the contrary, it makes her fierce and she is the one doing the rescuing!

The ending has closure to a point, but leaves enough open doors to really await the second book eagerly, thankfully without a cliffhanger!

Very well deserved 4 stars to this one!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you liked it as much as you did! Now I want to read it even more. :D
    I just skimmed the review for possible spoilers but I get the gist. :)


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