Tuesday, September 8, 2015

{REVIEW} The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis

Title: The One Thing
Author: Marci Lyn Curtis
Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary
Publication: September 8th, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.

Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she's still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

Then Maggie's whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again. But only one person: Ben, a precocious ten-year-old unlike anyone she's ever met.Ben's life isn't easy, but he doesn't see limits, only possibilities. After awhile, Maggie starts to realize that losing her sight doesn't have to mean losing everything she dreamed of. Even if what she's currently dreaming of is Mason Milton, the infuriatingly attractive lead singer of Maggie's new favorite band, who just happens to be Ben's brother.

But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future...before she loses everything she has grown to love.
First of all: I received an early copy of this book from Netgalley and I'm over the moon excited that I got to read this gorgeous book! It's Marci's debut and I already know I'll read her next books as well!

Halfway through the book I already knew this would become one of my favorite books ever and well, it's true. It's funny, sarcastic, serious and heartwarming ... it's emotional, unbelievably sad but at the same time cute also makes you so, so happy. Seriously, I love this book with all my heart and even hugged my kindle after I was finished, it's THAT good. I immeditaley fell in love with the characters - they seemed so real and down to earth that I couldn't help but connect and feel with them. Especially Ben found a quick way into my heart and I'm sure you'll love him as much as I do ... there's seriously no other way. This kid is EVERYTHING. Such an awesome friend, very funny, motivating and with this general positive way of looking at life ... you can only be happy around him!

I also really liked Maggie as our main character. She's been through a lot and at first I felt sorry for her because it's hard to lose your sight, I imagine, but she's a great person and learned from her mistakes and everything life threw at her way. She's strong and doesn't need pity from other people. I just liked her a lot and admire her for her strength.

And then there's Mason ... oh my dear god. Swoon-worthy and drop dead gorgeous Mason Milton. *sigh* He's Ben's brother and the lead singer of Maggie's favorite band and ABSOLUTELY awesome! Like with (almost) every character there's so much more about them than what we first see ... that's the same for Mason. He's kind and cares so much for the people he loves. He's passionate. And well, he sings. In a band. I mean, that alone is already awesome but damnit. I totally understand why people fell in love with him, I'd be no different!

The storyline is amazing and I adored every little thing about it. It's a little mysterious and leaves you wondering about the why's and how's of everything and there was not even one moment of boredom. None. Marci's humor is great and I caught myself laughing out loud a few times but she's also incredibly talented when it comes to writing emotional and serious scenes. Yes, I cried. It wasn't pretty and my feelings were all over the place but it was totally worth it because her writing is brilliant and so, so easy to read! I liked that a lot!

Overall, I just want to recommend this book to EVERYONE because I loved it so much! I don't even want to let go of these great characters and the awesome time I had with them. Honestly, I wouldn't mind to read a little more about them but I knooow it's a stand-alone so yeah. Let me just tell you, that it's definitely worth your time and a really, really good book that easily became one of my favorites and I have no doubt it could be the same for you! Just give it a try!


  1. Lovely review, Yvonne! I loved The One Thing so much as well! It's so great to discover your pretty blog, btw! :D

  2. I'm SOOO glad you liked this!!! the premise was intriguing and the book cover is pretty, remember when we were so excited for this one?! I first heard of it from you & I CANNOT WAIT TO PICK IT UP! I trust you that much♥

    1. I DOOOO!!! You really need to read this one! It's definitely worth it and I hope so, so much that you'll love it as much as I do! <3

  3. Oh wow, this book sounds super intriguing! I love it when authors stories and characters that are both super emotional but funny at the same time, and it sounds like Maggie is someone I would like. Thanks so much for sharing – I'll definitely be checking this out – and great review :) Also, thanks for following me!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

    1. Thank you, Zareena! ♥ Maggie is a really, really likable character but Ben is even better ... like ughhh, all the characters are GREAT actually! I hope you'll like it if you're going to read it! :D

  4. Oh gosh, I've been looking forward to this one for a looong time, and I'm so happy to see this awesome review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, thank you so much for making me want to read this book even more :)

    1. Awww, thank you! I'm glad you liked it so much - I'm sure you'll LOVE the book! If you're already so excited it can only be awesome ... I know what I'm talking about. :P Get it as soon as possible! <3

  5. You've sold me, and now I need to check this book out!!! The premise sounds really different and interesting, plus I do love a good singer...

    1. So sorry for my late reply! I really hope you'll read this book because I absolutely ADORED it! It's amazing! <3


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