One of One by S. R. Cronin

One of One by S. R. Cronin
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Full (250 pgs)
Rated: 3.5 stars
Review by Rose

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This book starts off with a great deal of promise – in 1986, Lola is apparently communicating telepathically with her unborn child. Unfortunately, that thread drops by the wayside for the next several years. In 1993, we’re introduced to Somadina, a 5 year old who loses her mother in childbirth – and who swears to take care of her younger sister.

The story jumps back and forth between the two women and their lives over several years. It is obvious that a great deal of research has gone into the history of Nairobi. Unfortunately, there were times when it felt too much like info-dump and, to me, did not add that much to the story itself. In fact the sections of non-fiction, I found myself skimming to get back to the fictional plot. Another issue was the POV switched so often between the characters (often only lasting a couple of pages) that it was hard connecting with them.

On the other hand, the storyline itself – the danger that Somadina feels her sister is in and her telepathic search for someone to help her find her sister– is intriguing. Telepathy is one of the things I really enjoy reading about, and I found it interesting how both Somadina and Lola closed themselves off from it early – only to have the interest reigniting about the same time. I also enjoyed the parallel situations they find themselves in.

The last half of the book was definitely worth making it through the first half. It was exciting to see how the telepaths worked together to defuse the situation. I really enjoyed it. I would be interested in reading more books involving the One.


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  2. The book sounds great.

  3. James Robert says

    Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway; cool scifi book. 🙂

  5. bernie wallace says

    Who is your favorite character from your book? Congrats on the release.

    • Hi Bernie. Thanks for asking. It’s funny how some characters grow on you as the book goes on. Maurice, the eighty-something telepath, was supposed to have a brief role, but he kept clamoring for a bigger part. He shows up in books three and four, and has a major role in book six. He was probably the biggest surprise to me, and my favorite unexpected character.

  6. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

  7. The Book sounds really great.

  8. Great review


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