Friday, October 19, 2012
Review of The One by Heather Self
Stranded on Earth two thousand years they’ve waited for the arrival of the One: some to save her, others to kill her. With her birth, the ancient prophecy could at last be fulfilled and the doorway between the worlds would open. Those who know the prophecy believe this event occurred almost eighteen years ago, and now, they’ll stop at nothing to find her.
Seventeen-year-old Eveline has lived her entire life on the move and she hates it. She knows her parents believe she’s the One, and they’ve done whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of those who want her dead. But Eveline isn’t fully convinced that her parents’ beliefs match her own. What she does believe is that Leadville, Colorado may be the chance she’s been waiting for. The chance to be somewhere safe. The chance for her to make friends and have fun. The chance to finally date a guy. The chance to be a normal girl, at least as normal as possible for someone not human.
If you love Dragons and Elementals you will love this book. This is a story about an alien race called Kin. On earth they are dragons in human like appearence that gain elemental powers when they transition or mature. Most importantly it's about Eveline, a Kin who will soon be going through her transition and is believed to be The One Kin who can fufill an ancient prophecy and save the Kin race and their world.
Now if you love guys with accents then you are really in luck. Evy is surrounded by three hotties with accents. One is her brother and two are after her heart. I love the tension between the guys. Her sassy friends Jenna and Kai add great humor/tude to the story. The enemy known as Nerada are a hybrid mix of human and Kin. And just as Evy is getting settled in school,making friends, and having her first kiss the enemy show up. And then guess what?.... the book ends. I was like wahhhhh! I just hope the next book is due out soon. The juicy bits were just getting started.