The One Apart by Justine Avery
Source: Author via LoveReading UK
Genres: Paranormal Fiction, Fantasy,
“Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life. He remembers—every life he’s lived before.
Tres is about to be born… with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.
He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect, nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who is he? The answer is linked to the one question he’s too afraid to ask: why am I?
In his quest, Tres discovers that all is considerably more interconnected and dynamic than he could ever imagine—and fraught with far more danger. He cannot hide from the unseen threat stalking him since his birth.
Life as he knows it—as all know it—is in peril. And Tres is the only one aware.”
My Thoughts & Review
It’s been a while since I’ve read a paranormal/fantasy book that had me hooked from the very first page. I flew through the first 250 pages and couldn’t believe I was already nearly halfway through the 570 pages book in just 2 days. I loved every minute of it.
Then I got to the section where the “other world” is introduced, and this is where I started getting a bit weird. I even got a little confused as to what was happening, but I didn’t give up, as everything started making sense by the time I got to the end.
The main characters were so interesting and I thought that they developed well as the book progressed. I loved the relationship that was built between the three main characters Sancha, Maria (Sancha’s mother) and Tres/Aaron.
The story line was somewhat unique although it did remind me of the movie “Look Who’s Talking” and the book The Host by Stephanie Meyer.This was definitely a nice change from the books I normally tend to read.
My only complaint was for this book was that it was a little on the long side especially when I got to the section in the middle that made the story feel like it was dragging. Also, I managed to work out the ending so it wasn’t as much of a surprise as I was expecting .
The One Apart was definitely not what I was expecting, but it turned out to be a very enjoyable read, and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something different but interesting.
This was my first book by this author but since reading this wonderful refreshing book I have discovered that she has written a few others previously, so I will be looking into reading those and also I can’t wait to see what else Avery has to offer in the future.
I would like to thank LoveReading UK and Justine Avery for my review copy of this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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