Monday, May 12, 2014

Review - The One

Title - The One
Author - Kiera Cass
Series - The Selection #3
Genres - YA Dystopian Romance 
Format - HardCover
Published - May 6th 2014
Publisher - Harper Teen


The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.


The One is the final chapter of America’s story and the end of The Selection. Maxon has narrowed down the group of girls to just four but that doesn’t make it any easier for him. Things are still uneasy with the continued trouble from the southern rebels causing America and Maxon to befriend the northern rebels for a potential alliance. However the king doesn’t want America around anymore due to the fact that she’s willing to stand up for what she believes in and won’t let him control her. It’s become clear to America that she’s now staying for the right reason but she needs to talk to Aspen and explain that her feelings have changed. 

America and Maxon continue working with the rebels even risking their lives to meet with them outside the castle. At first she was only here to make the money to help her family but now America is in love with Maxon but refuses to say it first even though he attempts to get her to. As America moves through the process getting closer each day to when Maxon will pick his bride she will be tested, having to sentence a criminal proving she supports the rules is just another chance for the king to push her out. Will America make it to the final round? Will they stop the rebels? Who will Maxon choose for the next princess and future bride? 

I have loved America since the first book she’s gotten better as the series progressed and I love that she’s grown one of my favorite characters. When it comes to picking between Maxon and Aspen I have always been torn how I feel. I’m not a fan of love triangles and granted this one was very unique it still frustrated me. Since the first book I have been on team Maxon he had my heart not long after we started learning that there is more to him than you would expect. I liked Aspen but I wanted to see America do great things. 

I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this book well since the Elite came out last year. I even preordered so I could start as soon as my copy arrived at the door, and didn’t read any of the reviews online ahead so I had no idea how it would end. I was drawn into the story right from the start having a hard time putting the book down because I had to know how it would end. The One had me on the edge of my seat I was worried about what would happen to America when she was risking her life and if she would pick the right guy. In the end I wasn’t disappointed in the least by her choice if anything I think the ending was a perfect way to finish the series. I think the author did a great job creating characters that are easy to connect with and you can’t help falling in love with the. Some of them I didn’t like at all while others surprised me and I was sad to see them go. It’s an emotional roller coaster that will leave you teary eyed at least it did for me. The found the whole series well written from start to finish it’s a series I fell in love with. The covers are stunning and I love the way they look on my shelf. I can’t tell you how many people I suggest this series too best described as the bachelor meets the dystopian genre. I’m sad to see it end but glad to know I can always re-read and fall in love all over again. I highly recommend The Selection it’s one of my favorite series. 

5 out of 5 stars 

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