How far would you go to find The One?
A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.
That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.
Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…
A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.
THIS BOOK WAS WILD! It follows five different characters and their various lives after they had been “Matched” with “The One” based on a DNA test, much like the ancestry tests that are currently popular. As one can imagine, this creates a gamut of interesting situations and LOTS of drama. This was such an interesting concept, my hat is off to John Marrs.
Once I got to know each character through the alternating chapters, I was absolutely hooked by this story. Each characters’ chapter featured just a few pages about how their life was evolving after discovering their Match, ending with huge cliffhangers that made the book nearly impossible to put down. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with as many twists! I truly couldn’t have predicted countless events that happened in this story, which made it endlessly fun to read.
I absolutely loved how this book merged Science Fiction, Romance, and the Thriller genres to create one highly entertaining read. I was emotionally invested and constantly on the edge of my seat, eagerly awaiting the next big shock. I can’t say much more without giving important details of this story away, but you can believe me when I say, this book was awesome!!
Rating: 5 stars