The Rule of One

The Rule of One

by Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders


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ISBN-13: 9781503953178
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Series: Rule of One Series , #1
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 13,391
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Hailing from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders are award-winning filmmakers and twin sisters who honed their love of storytelling at The University of Texas at Austin. While researching The Rule of One, they fell in love with America's national parks, traveling the path of Ava and Mira. The sisters can currently be found with their Boston terriers in sunny Los Angeles, exploring hiking trails and drinking entirely too much yerba mate. Visit them at or follow them on Instagram @saunderssisters.

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The Rule of One 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
WhatTifReads 11 months ago
Fun, fast-paced read! Heartfelt action/adventure about twins trying to survive in a world where they don't belong.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
I really enjoyed this look into our possible future. Action packed and interesting to read about the bond of twin sisters.
LaynieBee-Blog More than 1 year ago
The book starts off with an interesting concept. In a future where the government only allows one child per family, a set of twins are born to one of the people in charge of family planning. The sister’s live their lives interchangeably, like the Olsen twins on full house. But when their secret is discovered they have to run, leaving everything they know (including their beloved father) behind. The over-militarized dystopian future has become so commonplace in YA that it is almost boring now. Instead of adding to the book, it nearly takes away from it. Books with this kind of setting have to have a tremendously good plot and characters to overcome the stigma. I believe that Rule of One does. The sisters are likable and their relationship to each other is authentic (the book was written by twin sisters after all). The chapters alternate between their perspectives, so you see things from both point of views. The action is well written and keeps you reading, and the plot is driven with very few lulls.
Malingski More than 1 year ago
3.5 ⭐ I was very interested when I read the synopsis of this book. It's set in a dystopian future where the United States adopted a one-child per family policy. The story is told from the perspective of twins that are forced to live the life of one person. This book started out pretty strong but the best part about this was that it has a strong female bond that DOES NOT get destroyed by some romantic interest. I find it underdeveloped and the pacing was kinda off. The story was told from alternating perspectives of Mira and Ava but I could not distinguish which voice was which. I had to go back to the start of the chapter to make sure which twin I was reading from. Also, it might not help that I'm an actual adult, but their "voice" seem middle grade to me - not young adult-sounding at all. The ending left me hanging so I will definitely read the second one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3 stars for me. I wanted to like this book more than I did. From the moment I set eyes on the vibrant cover and read the synopsis, I was intrigued. At that time, I had recently watched Netflix's "What Happened to Monday" and thought this book would keep me guessing and keep my heart racing as much as that did. I was sorely disappointed. While it's a great idea for a book (and apparently a series?), the execution wasn't there. The world-building was halfhearted and a lot of the book was just boring. I would've even enjoyed more character moments and development. That would've made it less dull. But the characters ambled from one concentrated plot point/event to another, with very little happening character-wise or world building-wise in between. While I was able to distinguish the characters' POVs by the end (mainly because one character had more of a distinct one and the other was dull), it was a struggle to keep straight whose POV I was following throughout the novel. I don't regret reading this as it brought up some interesting ideas, but I sadly don't think I'll continue on with the series beyond this one.