I’m sure you’ve heard of ONE by Leigh Ann Kopans. Her book, and journey to publication, has made some waves throughout the twitterverse. I’ve been a long time follower of Leigh Ann and was really looking forward to ONE, her debut YA SciFi/Paranormal Romance Adventure of Awesome. Think X-Men, but cooler and more vulnerable.
Here’s a brief summary of the plot. Don’t worry, No SPOILERS here. I wouldn’t do that to you. This is taken from the blurb:
When having two powers makes you a Super and having none makes you a Normal, having only one makes you a sad half-superpowered freak.
It makes you a One.
Sixteen-year-old Merrin Grey would love to be able to fly – too bad all she can do is hover.
If she could just land an internship at the Biotech Hub, she might finally figure out how to fix herself. She busts her butt in AP Chem and salivates over the Hub’s research on the manifestation of superpowers, all in hopes of boosting her chances.
Then she meets Elias VanDyne, another One, and all her carefully crafted plans fly out the window. Literally. Now it’s up to her to decide if it's more important to fly solo, or to save everything - and everyone - she loves.
I know you totally want to buy it after that awesome blurb, right? Here are the links you need to make ONE yours: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel.
The book is a fun, fast read. I loved Merrin and Elias. When I started reading ONE I couldn’t stop. I think I finished this book in less than 20 hrs. So when I say it’s fun, I mean it.
Aside from a few minor plot inconsistencies (the Hub is underground but the dome for the Arena opens to the air? Is that an inconsistency? It just got my brain bubbling.) it was Amazeballs. I’m hungry for TWO which isn’t scheduled to drop until Oct. Sheesh. This wait might kill me. If only I had the super power of Waiting Patiently for Awesome Books….but I don’t. So until I meet my ‘Elias’ I’m going to be pacing, impatiently waiting for TWO.
Four out of five kitties for ONE by Leigh Ann Kopans.
Have you read ONE? What did you think?