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The Rule of One
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous crime of all. In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret--one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life. She has an identical twin sister, Mira. For eighteen years Ava and Mira have lived as one, trading places day after day, maintaining an interchangeable existence down to the most telling detail. But when their charade is exposed, their worst nightmare begins. Now they must leave behind the father they love and fight for their lives. Branded as traitors, hunted as fugitives, and pushed to discover just how far they'll go in order to stay alive, Ava and Mira rush headlong into a terrifying unknown.
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BookFairy1519
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Mehso-so

Just finished this novel in three days! I really liked the broad character arc across this whole story and the dual-perspective writing was interesting/well-done. Good for those who enjoy teen dystopian fiction! ✨

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Kittygal
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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This book is amazing. The characters are really well developed and love able.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 7mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Pickpick

"Anticipation is the worst part."

Dystopia stories are my guilty pleasures, and this one didn't disappoint. It was exactly the quick, distracting read I was looking for. I like that it was written by sisters, about twin sisters. A fun book but also horrifying at times. The world building was worrisome in the way that the Gilead is in The Handmaid's Tale... it seems too close to being a believable future.

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Onioons
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Lunchtime reading in the sunshine is the best!

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bookandbedandtea
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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1- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Prisoners of Geography, and Force of Nature
2- The Rule of One (tagged)
3- Green
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Lexicon1982
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Pickpick

Intense and Fast paced

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UnabridgedPod
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Pickpick

I liked this YA dystopian novel, which I listened to via Kindle Unlimited. Though it lands solidly within the typical dystopian tropes, Saunders and Saunders do a good job developing the story of twins, Ava and Mira, who live in a future version of Texas. In the United States, families are allowed only to have one child, a policy enforced via implanted microchips. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod Ava and Mira, whose father helps to administer the one-child policy, helps the 18-year-old sisters live lives approaching normality by alternating days "aboveground." The girls share a life, communicating every detail of each day so that the other is "caught up." As events conspire to reveal their secret, the girls must contend with what it will mean to establish two distinct identities. 11mo
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elyseh
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Pickpick

I loved this book I can't wait for the next one to come out!!!!

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Areader2
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Pickpick

This book shows a futuristic United States, where your only allowed one child where food and water is scarce and the government is oppressive.It‘s a young adult science fiction,that is fast paced. I would definitely read the sequel.

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Areader2
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders

"For thousands of years,societies have built walls to keep their adversaries out or their populations in.
But history tells us they all eventually fall. Stone,brick,wood,concrete,barbed wire,and tamped earth cannot keep a sharp mind and desperate determination at bay forever."

Jeralyn I have this book on my shelf, I need to read it now😂 That was a good quote 12mo
Areader2 @Jeralyn I was actually reluctant to read it,but it‘s very fast pace ,and have enjoyed it. 12mo
Jeralyn Awesome, I'm excited to read it:) 12mo
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Areader2
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Curled up with my kindle O reading the tagged book
#fridaynightbookclub
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@JoScho

JoScho Oh so cozy 🖤 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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cherinium
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
Mehso-so

Ava and Mira are twins--which makes their existence illegal. They have lived 18 years sharing the identity of Ava, the firstborn. No one knows that Mira exists. What happens when their secret is exposed? They begin a life on the run and find themselves the faces of a rebellion. The concept of this book had potential, but I found the execution to be weak. It was a quick, easy read; but I couldn't get invested in the story. I won't read the sequel.

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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. The world of this book sounds frightening plausible and I like the two main characters. The sequel comes out in May and I'll be eager to find out what happens next.

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bookandbedandtea
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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I've had little time to read since starting this book but now The Hubs and I are catching a flight to San Antonio, to see our girlie graduate from navy A school, so I'll have the next few hours with nothing to do but read. Ahhhh

C.Perone I missed this post, but when I saw you just arrived home, I figured it had something to do with your Sailor😊 Please forgive my creepy stalking, but Congratulations to you all!!!! 🇺🇸⚓️ ❤️🍀🙏💪 13mo
bookandbedandtea @C.Perone Stalk away! It was so good to see her! She's on a plane right now to Norita then another flight to Guam where she'll be stationed for the next two years. I'm a little weepy today. Speaking of stalking, I saw that you are embracing the empty nest and looking to move. Exciting times! 13mo
C.Perone 😂😂I'm so glad I'm not the only stalking😁 Exciting times indeed!! Not sure we we'll end, but we're both ready for a change. Wow! Guam. That's so far, I'm weepy for you😪 Exciting though at the same time. Glad you got to spend time together before hand! 13mo
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bookandbedandtea @C.Perone It is really far and I'm definitely feeling some anxiety. I have to keep reminding myself that she's thriving in the navy and she's excited about her post. I've also been giving some thought to moving. It would be nice to live somewhere with no maintenance, for example. Maybe with a view too! 13mo
C.Perone I'm glad to hear that she's excited and thriving😊 Once she gets there and contacts you the anxiety will lessen. I hear ya about less maintenance lol No need for all these rooms to clean with just two of us here. We're even thinking maybe a different part of the country would be nice, but with elderly parents to consider it's not likely to happen🤷‍♀️ 13mo
bookandbedandtea @C.Perone ooooha you're considering a Big Move! That would definitely be exciting! But I hear you about the parent situation. Mine (early 70s) are in excellent health so far but I know how quickly that can change. Lots to think about. 13mo
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bookandbedandtea
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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This is my current read and it's off to a good start.

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TaraLN76
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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The story of twins living, hiding, and running from a government that has outlawed multiple births, written by twins, is very compelling and entertaining. The twins, Mira and Ava, each tell the story and the reader gets to explore the world through each of their eyes and feelings. There is so much they didn't know about their father, that is uncovered as they travel away from dangers and towards rebellion. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

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Rachel.Rencher
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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I always get the weirdest looks when I bring my kindle to the gym. 😂 Like, music and TV just doesn't keep me entertained for long enough, and if I don't have anything then I'll just stare into space and count the seconds until I can go home.

Is anyone else with me on this?

Btw, these Amazon First Reads books are perfect for the gym. At least the ones I typically order don't have plots that are too involved, and they're fairly quick reads.

ravenlee When I frequented the gym I took books. Didn‘t keep the old men from coming to talk to me, unfortunately. Even with headphones on, too. 1y
Redwritinghood Yes, always take mine too. 1y
riversong153 I can‘t read when I‘m in motion lol. I get lightheaded. 1y
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swynn +1 for ebooks on the treadmill. You don't have to hold pages in place, and you can increase the font to whatever's comfortable. The looking down isn't best for running form, but until I have a device that can project text into the air right before my eyes .... 1y
Rachel.Rencher @riversong153 You're not alone! I was reading a book on a roadtrip with some coworkers, and they all thought I was crazy for being able to read in the car. 1y
Rachel.Rencher @swynn Let's be honest, I'm not doing any intense workouts so I'm not super concerned about form hahah. I'd invest in that projector, though! 1y
tegemea91 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 1y
Bakingbookworm A Kindle on the treadmill is the only way to work out. I do it too. It gets me motivated to get to the gym. 1y
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dustys_bookshelf
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Pickpick

The thing I loved most about this book is that everything in the society of this book could actually happen in our future. Everyone could be microchipped, our population could be controlled by limiting the number of children you can have, and our country being completely closed off to other countries. There were a lot of quotes that really stuck out to me and I‘ve included a few here. I‘ll definitely be reading the sequel when it comes out!

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FeastOfFiction
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Mehso-so

Finished this tonight in my hotel. It definitely wasn‘t the best book I‘ve read but it wasn‘t terrible. It reminded me a little of The Hunger Games rebellion but less intense. Hard to choose between so-so and pick. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

IheartYA Fell flat for me. Blah. 1y
FeastOfFiction @IheartYA Ya, it wasn‘t the most original story. I felt like the authors tried really hard to make it intense but it just didn‘t work. 1y
IheartYA I feel the same. It's been done before. 1y
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FeastOfFiction
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Started this last night and liking it so far. I had to stay home from work today since I‘m sick, but enjoying the extra relax time.

TheBookStacker I‘m still battling a cold but there‘s so much to do around the house ugh 1y
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 1y
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FeastOfFiction
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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My daughter is home from college for Thanksgiving, the house is decorated for Christmas, and my family is headed to the movies tonight. Starting this book before bed!
🦃 🥧 🍗 🍫 🥐🍽 🍂🍁

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Jules7
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
Mehso-so

I picked this book up because of the reviews, and as the storyline went it was a good story. I felt, however, that it jumped ahead in places without enough backstory, and in other places dragged on with too many tedious details.

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kstadt929
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Mehso-so

This story started off so strong! I was listening to it as an audiobook and wanted to find out what would happen next. The premise of two girls secretly living as twins in a world were the rule is only one child really drew me in. However, as I got towards the middle and end, it was hard for me to focus on the story. I lost interest. Even though the beginning was great, it was so-so for me overall.

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kstadt929
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Had a lot of driving to do today so started this one and loving it so far! It has sucked me in and I can‘t wait to find out what happens next! In the book, each family is limited to one child. When twins Ava and Mira are born to a doctor and his wife, they have to secretly trade places every day in order to take turns being Ava. When someone discovers their secret, what will happen to them!?!? 2hr 42 mins into #24B4Monday

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KimM
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Mehso-so

This one is a YA dystopian novel about a future in which climate change and overcrowding have led to citizens limited to one child per family. This poses a problem in the case of twins. The book was written by twins which I thought was pretty cool. The writing is decent, I will give them that. However there is too much need to suspend disbelief and too many plot holes. Younger YA readers are smarter than this. #KindleFirsts

RaimeyGallant Interesting concept. 1y
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IheartYA
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Mehso-so

An easy read. Nothing really wrong with it but it's been done before. Kind of predictable.

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IheartYA
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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I put the Lost Girl of Astor Street on the back burner and moved on to the Rule of One. I'm still so sick even though it feels like too long, and I'm having a hard time reading. Just can't get into it which seems ironic while needing the down time. 😔

Eggs Hope you feel better very soon 🌹🌸🌺 1y
Redwritinghood That‘s awful. I hope you start to feel better soon. 1y
minkyb Hope you start to feel better. 1y
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Eggs
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Currently reading this YA. In a future world where parents are allowed to have only 1 child, identical twins Ava and Mira take turns playing Ava. But when the secret is uncovered...
#ya #readingresolutions @Jess7

staci.reads That sounds good! 1y
Phantasma.Maddie Let me know how you liked it!! 1y
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Whimsical.Curiosity
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Love my local #Denver library! They always set up at the First Friday Art Walk and give away swag and books! It's so much fun to see what they have each month. One month they let you make your own buttons. This month they're advertising a new streaming service. 😘😘 Public Libraries! #artwalk #firstfriday #denverpubliclibrary #bookhaul

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Echo
The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Picked this for my Kindle First this month. As an only child who is a mother twins, this intrigues me. What would I do if I were in that situation? I love my kids more than my next breath. I am excited to get into what will likely be an emotionally difficult book for me, because I won‘t be seeing things from the kids perspective, but the moms.