Book Review: The One by JOHN MARRS

  • Published: 04/05/2017
  • 416 pages
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rating 1280px-5_stars.svg

How far would you go to find THE ONE?
One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.
A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…


What a fantastic book! Very very well done to the author.

Before I start my review I would like to note that I’ve given this book 5 stars for numerous reason and it has become one of my favorite books so far.

Writing style, short and sharp chapters were building up excitement and book dragged me into the story from the first page. Concept of DNA match choosing your lifetime partner is not only really clever but kind of scary as it could easily happen in very near future.

Story involving couples that had their DNAs matched, affects of it on their lifes, decisions they have to make in order to be happy for the rest of their life with the person meant for them.

I couldn’t help but to create some sort of personal feelings towards all characters and their stories. Even the least likeable characters made me feel like they too deserved happiness. Twists and turns continue thorough all book and there wasn’t a chapter that wouldn’t contain some sort of surprise.

Multiple POVs were little confusing at the start as this book really evolved around many people and their life’s. However after only few chapters when I got to know all the characters it was very easy to switch between them. I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about such a short chapters but this book was so exciting that short chapters were definitely in favour of it.

It only took me half a day to read this book as it was absolutely unputdownable. One of the most exciting books I’ve ever read and deeper into the story I got, faster I was reading as I couldn’t wait for the next page.

I will leave any spoilers out as this book is so amazing it deserves to be read without any expectation, I fell in love with the characters, with the writing style and I will recommend this book to absolutely everyone who likes to read, no matter what genre you like, this book deserves a shot.

7264719.jpgJOHN MARRS

John Marrs is the author of The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, and Welcome to Wherever You Are. 

A freelance journalist based in London, England, he has spent the past twenty years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines. 

He has written for publications including the Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, Empire, Q, GT, the Independent, S Magazine and Company.

The One by John Marrs can be purchased here.

John Marrs’s other titles:

The Good Samaritan (2017)

When You Disappeared (2013)

Welcome to Wherever You Are (2015)

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