Book Review: ONE by Leigh Ann Kopans


By Leigh Ann Kopans
Published June 11, 2013
374 Pages

I am on TEAM ONE…so I may be biased…

No, actually I’m not because the book is too amazing to be biased. Check out the quick summary below first and then I will get into my review!

Here’s the book summary:

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. When the two of them touch, their Ones combine to make them fly, and when they’re not soaring over the Nebraska cornfields, they’re busy falling for each other.

Merrin’s mad chemistry skills land her a spot on the Hub’s internship short list, but as she gets closer to the life she always wanted, she discovers that the Hub’s purpose is more sinister than it has always seemed. Now it’s up to her to decide if it’s more important to fly solo, or to save everything – and everyone – she loves.

So my review? Read on!The opening pages of this book really captured me. Right off the bat, I knew exactly what Merrin wanted most in life and that drove me to really connect with her as well as wanting to see if she ends up getting it. Her personality was so deeply rooted in wanting this one thing that she was very unhappy on a day-to-day basis without it. Her urge to make her ONE power (which is just to float) into a superpower – so she can actually fly is very understandable. In a market saturated in teens with supernatural abilities, I think this takes a unique twist on the idea of how there are multiple functions that go into make a superpower actually work. I was fascinated with this idea of “combinations” of multiple powers to really have one power – like flying – work correctly.

Merrin is also super smart – and although some of the scientific terminology went right over my head – she uses these skills to try to “fix” herself so she can fly. This is the one goal that she believes will solve all her troubles that revolve around being a ONE.

See my whole review on The Writer Diaries!

ONE will be available on June 11, 2013!!

Here is the official Goodreads page as well so add it to your To-Read shelf now!

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