Hi guys! I am so excited to be part of the tour for this amazing book! Today I’ll be talking about Your One & Only by debut author Adrianne Finlay. Without further ado, let’s jump right in!
Your One and Only
by Adrianne Finlay
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack?While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. Her fascination with Jack doesn’t help. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
About the Author
Originally from Ithaca, New York, Adrianne Finlay now lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with her husband, the poet J. D. Schraffenberger, and their two young daughters. She received her PhD in literature and creative writing from Binghamton University, and is an associate professor of English at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.
She is also an avid soap maker, and sells handmade soap locally to raise money for type 1 diabetes research.
THIS. BOOK. I can’t get over how awesome this book was! I wish I could say it echoed pieces of A Brave New World, but I honestly don’t know because I’ve never read that book (missed that part of the required curriculum in high school, my dudes).
I like how intricately plotted this book was! It was two parts world, two parts character, and 100% amazing. (Sorry for the cliche, but I can’t help myself.) I loved the how the Homo Factus communed with each other and how they “perfected” the genes. It’s interesting to see how they evolved over time and how Samuel-299 (aka Sam) was pushing for genetic diversity.
As you get further into the plot, you see how this lack of diversity is sucking the life out of their community. Many of the cultural elements of human life are lost with each passing generation of these clones. This is what makes Jack such an amazing character. He adds depth to the world. He reminds them what it’s like to be human and not just carrying out what they have done for years upon years.
Carson-312 reminded me a little of Biff from Back to the Future. He was a big bully without much going on in the head, but Carson-312 was too smart for his own good.
Follow the Tour
Prize: 3 copies of YOUR ONE AND ONLY by Adrianne Finlay (US Only)
Here’s the link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d9681b86278/
Be sure to check out this amazing book this coming Tuesday!