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The One by John Marrs - A Book Review

Hi guys, today we'll be discussing John Marrs's 2018 release, The One. As usual, we start with a brief disclaimer. The views presented in this post are 100% my own and are not intended to sway you in any way against or towards any particular direction. This is simply my honest thoughts of the book. Now let’s dive into the actual review.

Book Blurb

Soon to be a major Netflix Original series

A Wall Street Journal Best Science Fiction Book of 2018

“Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.” —AARP

“A shock on every other page.” —Wall Street Journal

How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…

A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.

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My Opinion

Rating - 5 Stars

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK! Oh my gosh, my brain has been blown. I listened to the audiobook, which is 11 hours long, I might add, but I read it in ONE sitting. I just could not put it down. I knew from reading the blurb that if this book was done well, I would love it, and I am so glad that Marrs didn't let me down on this one. I just can't shut up about this book. Dang, it! I think it may be my new favorite novel. WOW... just wow.

The novel follows the perspectives of five different people who submitted their DNA to the MatchYourDNA website and were lucky enough to find their Perfect Match. And believe me when I say that it was written in such a brilliant way that you felt connected to every single character and hung on every line. Each relationship featured was so different — each character struggling with unique conflicts. There was a police officer, a serial killer, a divorcee pregnant for a 'dead' man, a hetero fiance who discovers he may be gay and a scientist. All linked through one universal driving force; they need to find love with their Match.

This was a thriller like I have never seen before. Each POV chapter taking you to the edge of your seat and leaving you there for chapters on end until it was time for that character to return. It was a massive page-turner to the end of the book. This was a HIGH FIVE star read for me. I would easily recommend this multi-genre novel to anyone who loves thriller and romance. Hell, you would enjoy this even if you need an entertaining change of pace for your day. I will definitely be rereading this book in the future.

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