Review |The One by Kiera Cass

The One (The Selection, #3)

Format: Hardcover, 323 pages
Published: May 6th 2014
Genre: Dystopian, Romance
ISBN: 9780062059994
Age Range: 13- Adult
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Find It:  Book Depository

The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America’s whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Ally Condie’s Matched, or Lauren Oliver’s Delirium.The Selection changed America Singer’s life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she’s made her choice . . . and she’s prepared to fight for the future she wants.

This was the best book of the three due to the perfect combination of action and romance. I literally could not put this book down from the moment I picked it up! Filled with action, suspense, and the most heart wrenching and heartwarming scenes, it kept me interested until the very last sentence. America is even more real, more stubborn, feistier, more indecisive, and more caring than in the other novels.

The Rebels are more intense and have taken advantage of a business trip involving the king and Maxon. The Rebels have become very brazen in their demands, including attempting to choose Maxon’s future wife. Although the guards remain on high alert, the situation in the castle is not looking so bright. On a more positive note, they get to celebrate Christmas in the castle! Can you imagine how beautiful that would be!? I was a little disappointed in the descriptions for this part of the story since it is a dream of mine to celebrate in a castle! I was picturing that Disney Christmas Special with Beauty and the Beast, but unfortunately it isn’t even close.

The drama begins when Maxon starts putting the pieces together regarding the shared history between America and Aspen (FINALLY, LIKE COME ON!) and her future as the princess is put in jeopardy! *Highlight for spoiler*When she got shot I was shocked .. I actually didn’t think Cass would have been capable of injuring her main character.

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