Review of Then There Was One

Book written by Wendy Cross

Review done by Blujeans Books

Then there was one - Wendy Cross

Then There Was One – Wendy Cross


The perfect, murderous YA thriller to get you back in your Hunger Games era, from an exciting new voice.

Let the games begin.

Every inhabitant in the Quadrant knows about The Pinnacle, a reality TV contest set on a remote planet with a huge cash prize. For three desperate entrants, winning would mean the world:

Rich-girl BEX can finally leave her broken family behind.
For politician’s son ZANE, it’s his only opportunity to save his mother.
And it’s outcast RAYA’S last chance at a better life.

But as the competition starts, the contestants are quick to discover that this year’s game has unscripted and DEADLY consequences.

And the only thing they’re truly competing for, is SURVIVAL.


What I thought of the book:

This is another book given by Penguin Random House for reviewing via NetGalley. I have read quiet a few kids and young adult books as well as dystopian. All are great and some are better than others. Like George Orwell said: All pigs are equal. Some pigs are more equal than other. 

This book captured the kids, young adult and dystopian book essence. It was knitted beautifully together to form this fantastic book. Now to bring in George Orwell….

This little piggy is more equal than others regarding the ease of reading, capturing the imagination and not jumping the shark (as they would say in the movie business). It kept me turning the page and it was sad that the book had to end.

In short, it was a wonderful, thrilling read. Well done Wendy Cross.

The Paperback will launch next month. Watch out for it!