When I originally saw The Ones on the Mac request list, it intrigued me. I hadn’t heard of it prior to that moment, so I was excited to find out more, and was even more excited when it arrived in my mailbox.
I started reading it, and was immediately shocked. It opens with a torture scene, which is definitely not what I was expecting. I don’t generally read books like that, so I was very confused. But, I decided to continue regardless, and I’m glad that I did.
THE ONES takes place during modern time; the only difference is that 1 in every 100 babies were given the opportunity to be genetically modified. These babies are now grown up and are called “The Ones.” The modifications make them smarter, more athletic, and prettier than most of the average humans.
This book takes place during a time of major upheaval. There is an Equality Act going around that is attempting to make the playing field level for everyone. But, that’s not actually what it’s doing. It’s actually putting obstacles and hindering The Ones and not allowing them to lead normal lives.
You know the cliche saying- one day, everything changes. Well, this story is kinda like that- except every day, something new happens that causes a major change. It’s actually insane. There are so many plot twists- I never knew what to expect.
There is a love triangle in this book, but it didn’t really stand out to me. I didn’t ship either of the romances, but ah well- no book can be absolutely perfect- right?
Overall I enjoyed The Ones and give it 4/5stars. I recommend this book to people who enjoyed Genius: The Game and/or Divergent.