May 12, 2018

#BookReview: Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay

About the Book:

Jack is a walking fossil. 

The only human among a sea of clones. 

It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. 

Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. 

But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack?

While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. 

Her fascination with Jack doesn’t help. 

As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. 

What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

Publisher:  HMH Books for Young Readers
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Science Fiction (Clones) 
How I Acquired this book: Bookish First (won) 
Overall rating: ★★
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About the Author:
Adrianne Finlay received her PhD in literature and creative writing from Binghamton University. Originally from Ithaca, New York, she now lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with her husband, the poet J. D. Schraffenberger, and their two young daughters. She is an associate professor of English and the Program Director of Creative Writing at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. When she’s not writing, reading, or grading, she’s making soap to sell locally, raising money for type 1 diabetes research.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: One dimentional characters 

Check out author's other books? Maybe 
Recommend this book? No 

Notes and Opinions: When I read the sample of this via Bookish First I was so in love. I thought I was going to die-hard love this one but once I really got into it I ended up not liking it at all.  The ending was the best part of this story! Jacka nd Althea-310 were great for the most part as characters but they still felt like they were lacking something. Things in this young adult novel got a little weird with the clone pairing ritual and well it just kind of rubbed me the wrong way.  The story once you get into it felt very bland and without real emotion and there was one other part with a rape that was glossed over and that also didn't work out for me at all.  I really wanted to love this one but so much of it just didn't work for me.  The one thing that this book had going for it was the world building that was done so incredibly well!!!

Go Into This One Knowing: Slow, Rape

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