The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker
(The Ones #1)
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
Cody has always been proud of being a One. She and her boyfriend James were two of the lucky babies from the 1% of the U.S. population that were randomly selected to benefit from genetic engineering. Now, she and the rest of The Ones are excelling. They are healthy, beautiful, and talented. They aren’t otherworldly, just perfect. And to some, that’s not fair. The Equality Movement, capitalizing on the growing fear and jealousy, gains political traction and actually outlaws their existence. Society shows its darker side as The Ones are marginalized. The line between right and wrong blurs in the face of injustice and Cody becomes closer to a group of radical Ones intent on fighting back. James begins to fear just how far she is willing to go for the cause.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy of The Ones for an honest review.
The Ones drew me right in and had me invested to the last page. Daniel had me seriously hook, line and sinker, because I did not expect this book to be anywhere near this fantastic! I haven’t read a YA this good in awhile, and I am seriously dying for more of the series!!!
The book is told from two POV’s Cody and James. The dual POV helped with the pacing and the world building. It set for differences in circumstances and scenes that were going on that were important. I love that.
The prologue starts with you on the edge of your seat and wondering how we got to that point since it is four weeks later. Then we go back to four weeks earlier. Cody and James are 2 of the one percent that were selected to gain the benefits of of genetic engineering. Their parents were selected and then they were born with an advantage of being almost like a super-human (smarter, talented, stronger, faster, beautiful, and healthy).
What happens when the other 99 percent of the human race start getting fed up with all the 1 percent advantaged Ones taking all the opportunities? Will violence or hate solve anything? Which side is right?
If you are a fan of Divergent or The 5th Wave this a book that you should definitely check out. This book had an eerie, realistic feel to it, that was scary and great to read. I researched this topic for my post and some of these very things are already being experimented on and it is so close to a reality. It will have you thinking about the future and your political views. I am looking forward to more from this series, yes please the next book NOW!!! I would definitely recommend The Ones and am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
Daniel Sweren-Becker is a New York-born, Los Angeles-based television writer, author and playwright. He honed his craft at fine institutions like New Horizons Daycare Center, The Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Wesleyan University, and NYU. His handwriting has yet to stop him.
Blog Tour Schedule
|http://www.readwritelove28.com||31-Aug||Character Profile- Kai|
|http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com/||3-Sep||Character Profile- James|
|http://lilisreflections.blogspot.com/||4-Sep||Guest Post: Define Equality Movement|
|http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com||5-Sep||Character Profile: Taryn|
|http://cuts-of-paper.blogspot.com/||6-Sep||Character Profile: Cody|
(1) Winner – Finished copy of The ONES (US Only)