Title:Your One and Only
by Adrianne Finlay
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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?
I have to say I was super excited to get a chance to read this book. I was intrigued from the moment I read the synopsis on Goodreads. I do have to admit that when I started reading the book it was taking a lot for me to become engrossed enough to move on to the next page. It was a slowwwwwww start. The premise of the story, there only be one Human left alive, is what made me continue to read, and boy am I glad I did.
While there were a lot of parts of this book that were confusing, like the clones origins and why they were created, the more you read the better you understood. It was the glimpse into one of the original 9 that made it a little easier to understand why the world was full of clones. I have to admit that throughout most of the book I felt bad for Jack, as he felt things that no one else understood. Until maybe someone did, maybe Althea did, but I do not want to spoil anything so I’ll leave this here.
The one thing I did not like, the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5…..the ending. To me there was not one. I’m not sure if this book is going to be part of a series or not, but I for one would like to find out what happened next. Shoot I’d have settled for an epilogue.
Originally from Ithaca, New York, Adrianne Finlay now lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with her husband, the poet J. D. Schraffenberger, and their two young daughters. She received her PhD in literature and creative writing from Binghamton University, and is an associate professor of English at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.
She is also an avid soap maker, and sells handmade soap locally to raise money for type 1 diabetes research.
- Prize:3 copies of YOUR ONE AND ONLY by Adrianne Finlay (US Only)
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