One of Us

One of Us

They call it the plague A generation of children born with extreme genetic mutations. They call it a home But it's a place of neglect and forced labour. They call him a Freak But Dog is just a boy who wants to be treated as normal. They call them dangerous They might be right....

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Title:One of Us
Author:Craig DiLouie
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:One of Us
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:300 pages pages

One of Us Reviews

  • karen
    Apr 07, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

  • Sean Blevins
    Aug 19, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

  • Cheryl
    Jul 06, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

  • Tammy
    Jul 12, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

  • Bracken
    Jan 29, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

  • Jessica
    Aug 03, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

    There usually comes a time when readers wish to read a story not just for the entertainment or thrills or romance or any of the other elements found in various genres. They are looking for something deeper, something more philosophical, something that really makes them ponder over curr...

    I picked this book to read as part of my ongoing mission to diversify and read outside my usual comfort zone. There was something in the blurb that piqued my interest but it wasn't until I started that I realised exactly what I had let myself in for. A hard read for sure, hard as in ha...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is a gripping morality tale about the ultimate results of hatred, prejudice, and inhumanity. The story is set in an alternate version of the year 1984 ? Reagan is still president, the Holocaust and the Vietnam War are still part of our history, but somethi...

    What interested me off the bat was the concept, perhaps something not entirely unique but it seemed to be explored in a different way. I enjoyed how each character was so particular and personal, each having their own development despite there being so many more characters than most bo...

    So I feel conflicted about this book. On the one hand, it's a very compelling read. I flew through it in two days despite the fact I only planned on reading it once I finished the two other books I have going right now. On the other hand, the things that drive the plot are sometimes ju...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was a little slow to start, and took a few chapters to really get into the story but from there I couldn't put it down. I particularly liked Dog as a character, and Goof. Every character was so well written, sometimes I find books that go from 1 char...

    A quote from a book I finished recently (I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing) seems appropriate in a review of One of Us. "The theme of a book is more than what the book is about, it's about HOW the book is about what it's about.) One of Us is about the "other"; how we as a society...

    Before you begin reading this, know that I do have a job and a life. I look at some peoples reviews and wish I had the time they did. I?m only writing this because I do believe every person under the sun should read this. Wow. I haven?t read a book like this in a looong time. It...

  • Debbie
    Aug 13, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

    There usually comes a time when readers wish to read a story not just for the entertainment or thrills or romance or any of the other elements found in various genres. They are looking for something deeper, something more philosophical, something that really makes them ponder over curr...

    I picked this book to read as part of my ongoing mission to diversify and read outside my usual comfort zone. There was something in the blurb that piqued my interest but it wasn't until I started that I realised exactly what I had let myself in for. A hard read for sure, hard as in ha...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is a gripping morality tale about the ultimate results of hatred, prejudice, and inhumanity. The story is set in an alternate version of the year 1984 ? Reagan is still president, the Holocaust and the Vietnam War are still part of our history, but somethi...

    What interested me off the bat was the concept, perhaps something not entirely unique but it seemed to be explored in a different way. I enjoyed how each character was so particular and personal, each having their own development despite there being so many more characters than most bo...

    So I feel conflicted about this book. On the one hand, it's a very compelling read. I flew through it in two days despite the fact I only planned on reading it once I finished the two other books I have going right now. On the other hand, the things that drive the plot are sometimes ju...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was a little slow to start, and took a few chapters to really get into the story but from there I couldn't put it down. I particularly liked Dog as a character, and Goof. Every character was so well written, sometimes I find books that go from 1 char...

    A quote from a book I finished recently (I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing) seems appropriate in a review of One of Us. "The theme of a book is more than what the book is about, it's about HOW the book is about what it's about.) One of Us is about the "other"; how we as a society...

  • Kath
    Jul 12, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

    There usually comes a time when readers wish to read a story not just for the entertainment or thrills or romance or any of the other elements found in various genres. They are looking for something deeper, something more philosophical, something that really makes them ponder over curr...

    I picked this book to read as part of my ongoing mission to diversify and read outside my usual comfort zone. There was something in the blurb that piqued my interest but it wasn't until I started that I realised exactly what I had let myself in for. A hard read for sure, hard as in ha...

  • Wol
    Jul 09, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

  • Kathleen (QueenKatieMae)
    Jul 02, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

  • Laura
    Jul 22, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

  • Kathy Cunningham
    Jun 04, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

    There usually comes a time when readers wish to read a story not just for the entertainment or thrills or romance or any of the other elements found in various genres. They are looking for something deeper, something more philosophical, something that really makes them ponder over curr...

    I picked this book to read as part of my ongoing mission to diversify and read outside my usual comfort zone. There was something in the blurb that piqued my interest but it wasn't until I started that I realised exactly what I had let myself in for. A hard read for sure, hard as in ha...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is a gripping morality tale about the ultimate results of hatred, prejudice, and inhumanity. The story is set in an alternate version of the year 1984 ? Reagan is still president, the Holocaust and the Vietnam War are still part of our history, but somethi...

  • Books, Vertigo and Tea (Danielle)
    Jul 08, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

  • ~Dani~ LazyTurtle's Books
    Jul 30, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

  • Margit
    Aug 23, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

  •  Charlie - A Reading Machine
    Jun 27, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

  • Miriam Joy
    Aug 03, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Jul 06, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

  • Justine
    Sep 20, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

  • Mariana Calderon
    Jun 28, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

  • Liv
    Jul 14, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    Jul 26, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

  • Guro
    Aug 06, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

  • Nico Tangorra
    Mar 23, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

  • Lou
    Jul 15, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

  • Bethan Hindmarch
    Jul 30, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

  • Avi
    Aug 29, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

    There usually comes a time when readers wish to read a story not just for the entertainment or thrills or romance or any of the other elements found in various genres. They are looking for something deeper, something more philosophical, something that really makes them ponder over curr...

    I picked this book to read as part of my ongoing mission to diversify and read outside my usual comfort zone. There was something in the blurb that piqued my interest but it wasn't until I started that I realised exactly what I had let myself in for. A hard read for sure, hard as in ha...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is a gripping morality tale about the ultimate results of hatred, prejudice, and inhumanity. The story is set in an alternate version of the year 1984 ? Reagan is still president, the Holocaust and the Vietnam War are still part of our history, but somethi...

    What interested me off the bat was the concept, perhaps something not entirely unique but it seemed to be explored in a different way. I enjoyed how each character was so particular and personal, each having their own development despite there being so many more characters than most bo...

  • Lacey Young
    Aug 30, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

    There usually comes a time when readers wish to read a story not just for the entertainment or thrills or romance or any of the other elements found in various genres. They are looking for something deeper, something more philosophical, something that really makes them ponder over curr...

    I picked this book to read as part of my ongoing mission to diversify and read outside my usual comfort zone. There was something in the blurb that piqued my interest but it wasn't until I started that I realised exactly what I had let myself in for. A hard read for sure, hard as in ha...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is a gripping morality tale about the ultimate results of hatred, prejudice, and inhumanity. The story is set in an alternate version of the year 1984 ? Reagan is still president, the Holocaust and the Vietnam War are still part of our history, but somethi...

    What interested me off the bat was the concept, perhaps something not entirely unique but it seemed to be explored in a different way. I enjoyed how each character was so particular and personal, each having their own development despite there being so many more characters than most bo...

    So I feel conflicted about this book. On the one hand, it's a very compelling read. I flew through it in two days despite the fact I only planned on reading it once I finished the two other books I have going right now. On the other hand, the things that drive the plot are sometimes ju...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was a little slow to start, and took a few chapters to really get into the story but from there I couldn't put it down. I particularly liked Dog as a character, and Goof. Every character was so well written, sometimes I find books that go from 1 char...

  • Misty Luminais
    Aug 20, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

    There usually comes a time when readers wish to read a story not just for the entertainment or thrills or romance or any of the other elements found in various genres. They are looking for something deeper, something more philosophical, something that really makes them ponder over curr...

    I picked this book to read as part of my ongoing mission to diversify and read outside my usual comfort zone. There was something in the blurb that piqued my interest but it wasn't until I started that I realised exactly what I had let myself in for. A hard read for sure, hard as in ha...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is a gripping morality tale about the ultimate results of hatred, prejudice, and inhumanity. The story is set in an alternate version of the year 1984 ? Reagan is still president, the Holocaust and the Vietnam War are still part of our history, but somethi...

    What interested me off the bat was the concept, perhaps something not entirely unique but it seemed to be explored in a different way. I enjoyed how each character was so particular and personal, each having their own development despite there being so many more characters than most bo...

    So I feel conflicted about this book. On the one hand, it's a very compelling read. I flew through it in two days despite the fact I only planned on reading it once I finished the two other books I have going right now. On the other hand, the things that drive the plot are sometimes ju...

  • Alicia Smock
    Aug 27, 2018

    this book opens with a line from oingo boingo?s song No Spill Blood: We walk on two legs not on four. To walk on four legs breaks the law. a song which is itself referencing The Island of Dr. Moreau. you want to get my attention, open your book with an oingo boingo line. i ...

    Wow, this is a truly hard-hitting read so hard-hitting that at times it makes for rather uncomfortable reading. I also found it a really emotional experience and I must admit I cried at certain points as it was easy to draw parallels with real life. The world building was excellent and...

    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard Inn Once in a while, I have a moment of realization that what I am currently reading is not just good, it?s important. It teaches us something about ourselves, and human nature. It puts us inside th...

    An intelligently written, hard hitting, and thought provoking novel featuring an array of shades of grey characters. While many of the characters are young adults--children, really--this is not a YA novel but an adult one about horrific social imbalance and violent systemic prejudice a...

    About 80 pages in and I'm not going to finish this one. There was just an icky moment with a dude justifying why him and a child should be a romantic couple that is going to lead to something nasty. I've just noticed a promo quote that says it's To Kill a Mockingbird meets something wh...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... Well, damn, I?m torn over this book! Tattered, torn and honestly, I haven?t a clue how I?m going to review it! So, yeah, apologies for the following ramble! O...

    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Brutal and thought-provoking, One of Us is Southern Gothic with a touch of the fantastical. I went into One o...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts One of Us offers readers an alternate reality that unfolds in Georgia, 1984. Most of the world is much like you may remember or have heard of, however, a sexually transmitted disease has caused mutations in ma...

    Read more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Trigger warnings for: sexual assault, violence, extreme racial prejudice, character death In One of Us, the 1960s saw the rise of a virus of which the origins are terribly well known but are likely a combination of many things (radio...

    Do not let the simple cover of this book fool you. Do not let the synopsis sway you. Do not assume because the main characters are teenagers that this is a book for middle-grade readers. This not a book for everyone. This is the most intense book I have read in a very long time. It is ...

    One of Us is a cautionary tale. And WOW, is it an important one! Despite being set in the American south of the 1980s, the book highlights the social issues that are still relevant today in 2018. They are issues that are still being fought for, and issues that could lead to explosive c...

    Craig DiLouie?s ONE OF US is without a doubt one of the best books I?ll read this year and my favorite thing he?s written so far. This book has The Island of Doctor Moreau?s social conscience, the X-Men?s imagination, and Harper Lee?s heart. But it is DiLouie?s skill as a...

    I went into this book expecting it to be a dark tale, but also fearing that it would shy away from getting "too dark". I like being punched in the gut when I read a book, and unambiguously happy endings rarely do anything for me. One of Us did not disappoint me. Craig DiLouie really...

    "Being different in this world is appreciated if somebody can profit from it, but even that has limits." It is an alternate 1984. Fourteen years ago a new sexually transmitted disease appeared and caused mutations in unborn children all over the world. Once born, these children were...

    I didn't really enjoy this, to be honest. The premise was interesting enough -- a mutated gene giving "plague children" special powers -- but I didn't like the writing style, and the narration gave too much attention to the thoughts of creepy men. While it attempts to end on a vaguely ...

    Set in the '80s, in the deep south of the United States of America, One of Us features a world in which teenagers born with a genetic mutation are kept separate from society in "homes". We follow a cast of very different characters as tensions between "the creepers" and "the normals"...

    Dark, gritty, and full of heart, despite -- or maybe because of -- a can't-look-away gruesomeness. At its core, One of Us is a treatise on morality and intolerance and the horrors that come with labeling people as "other." It doesn't pull its punches, whether they come as depicti...

    A sign of the times Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim re...

    Powerful reminder that monsters are made, not born. An affirmation of Tupac's T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. acronym that was recently given a much broader audience by Angie Thomas: The Hate You Give Little Infants F#cks Everyone." Also just a fun, fast read. Described to to my wife and she s...

    Not really for me this one. Interesting premise and it started out well, an intriguing bit of world building and some engaging characters. But by about half way honestly I realised I just wasn't enjoying it. Some of the detail felt more salacious than relevant and it all got a little b...

    Wow. Engaging, well-developed characters grappling with real world and, sadly, topical issues of prejudice and discrimination. This one grabbed me by the throat and wouldn?t let me stop until I was done. Very, very good. ...

    ?Monsters, maybe. But does a monster have to be evil?? Okay, denne boka startet sinnsykt lovende. Bra konsept. Men så ble alt verre. Og irriterende. Og frustrerende. Ja, den var bra, men liksom. Im not happy. ...

    There usually comes a time when readers wish to read a story not just for the entertainment or thrills or romance or any of the other elements found in various genres. They are looking for something deeper, something more philosophical, something that really makes them ponder over curr...