Saturday, September 1, 2012

The One (The Portal Trilogy #1) by Heather Self

Goodreads description:

Stranded on Earth two thousand years they’ve waited for the arrival of the One: some to save her, others to kill her. With her birth, the ancient prophecy could at last be fulfilled and the doorway between the worlds would open. Those who know the prophecy believe this event occurred almost eighteen years ago, and now, they’ll stop at nothing to find her.

Seventeen-year-old Eveline has lived her entire life on the move and she hates it. She knows her parents believe she’s the One, and they’ve done whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of those who want her dead. But Eveline isn’t fully convinced that her parents’ beliefs match her own. What she does believe is that Leadville, Colorado may be the chance she’s been waiting for. The chance to be somewhere safe. The chance for her to make friends and have fun. The chance to finally date a guy. The chance to be a normal girl, at least as normal as possible for someone not human.

Mary's Review:

I began talking to Heather Self on twitter.  (She can be found @heatherself).  At the time I thought she was just another book lover like me, until I figured out she was an author.  *hangs head*  I need to ask more questions when I am talking to people on Twitter.  However, I purchased her book on Amazon but did not get to it right away.  You know me ... the never ending "to-read" list.  I should kick my own butt for not reading it the second I got it on my Kindle!

Best Part of Book:  I just cannot pick one part or person that was the best.  Evy is an outstanding character.  I say that because the whole book was stupendous.  Let's being with Evy who just wanted to be "normal", but was never really able to because she it "The One".  Then there was Chase and Kieran.  I loved them so much and I am still unsure which "Team" I am on.  I really enjoyed the story line and their interactions together were great.  Furthermore, I love how Heather has all the character entwined with each others' stories.  It makes it more interesting.

Not So Great About the Book: THE ENDING!! Seriously, Heather....I mean COME ON!!! How am I going to survive until the next book with an ending like that?  I guess I am just going to have to "stalk" Heather on Twitter until she gives up some teasers or a release date.



  1. LOVE it! So much fun. I post teasers on my fb author page :)

    1. =) I will be looking for them!!! Can't wait for the next book!