The Rule of One

Authors: Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders
Release Date: 01/10/18
My Rating: 5/5

In Brief:

In a world where the birth of one child is the maximum permitted, what happens if you have twins? Ava Goodwin is more like a character played by two actresses than a real girl, as twins Ava and Mira take it in turns to lead her life, fooling the government into believing ‘Ava’ is one girl. Such a complex charade is hard to keep up when the crime the family is committing is a threat to the ruling government. When the charade is up, the girls get the freedom and independence to become two individuals, but at a price they would never have chosen to pay.

My Opinion:

This book is everything I love about YA, with a believable premise for an alternate society and a good dose of rebellion. It’s the first book I’ve managed to read so quickly in a long time – four hours well spent. I didn’t want to put it down to go to sleep, and was thrilled that unlike a lot of YA the plotline didn’t pray on romance for the high emotion factor, and instead used the emotions within a family to make you care about a character (or two). I didn’t realise until I’d finished that this book was actually written by twins, but I think that makes it even more fun, and explains why the twin aspects are so believable.

You can buy the book over at Amazon, in kindle format or paperback, released October 1st! The kindle format is great value for money IMO.


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