The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker

The OnesThe Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cody has always been proud of the fact that she is a One, one of the 1% of the population that was genetically altered before birth. She and her boyfriend James were both part of the lucky babies picked to be a part of the program. The Ones are beautiful, athletic and excel at everything they do due to their genetic make up.

Unfortunately now after twenty some years of the lottery altering 1% of the babies people are beginning to believe the advantages are just not fair. The Equality Movement is pushing for the Ones to outlaw the existence of the Ones and the lines between right and wrong blur. Cody finds herself becoming caught up in a radical group fighting for the rights of the Ones.

The Ones was a fast paced entertaining read from start to finish. However, I don’t think there was anything spectacular or new brought to the table with this one. A science fiction/futuristic read where these young adults find themselves fighting back against the rest of society. It does seem to be something that you can see happening in the near future though with the way science is progressing these days.

I did like the characters and quick pace of this story though. You start the read with a prologue that flashes forward to the main character going through a rather torturous interrogation before taking the reader back to the beginning to learn what is going on which grabbed my attention rather quickly with this one.

Overall, fast paced with quite a bit of action. A bit of a cliffhanger ending to lead into the next book too.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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