theone

The highly anticipated conclusion to Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Timesbestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is the perfect finale for fans who have followed America’s whirlwind romance since it began–and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth’sDivergent, Ally Condie’s Matched, or Lauren Oliver’s Delirium.

The Selectio n 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.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

Summary from Goodreads.com

Characters

  • America: Amen! I loved the way America acted in this final installment. It was like she finally got her shit together and stopped complaining. I don’t know if I was getting used to Cass’ writing style by this point and time, but I felt America wasn’t as whiny and I found her more enjoyable.
  • Aspen: Aspen was weird towards the end of the book. Not so happy how his character turned out to be.
  • Maxon: I once again loved Prince Maxon. His charm and style made me swoon. I must say he was my favorite character out of the entire series. But his little hiccup at the end was weird, but I forgave his actions.
  • Celeste: Okay what the actually heck. Bad brutal girls like Celeste can’t come down to the level of wanting to take out all the girls in the competition, to being the friendliest. What Cass did to this character made me feel disappointed and frustrated. I wanted her to reign all the power yet she’s just this friendly girl now. No. Cass why did you do this?

Main Conflict

  • During this final installment we see the so called “rebels” more of a threat as well as the competition is coming to an end. At the end of the book we discover what this whole ordeal ties up, but I didn’t feel a good dystopian setting with the rebels and I found them to be back ground noise. I really wanted to learn more about the rebel attack at the end, but I was let down. Also as the competition draws to a close we see the girls almost come together, which made me annoyed. This is suppose to be a cut throat competition not a friendly afternoon spent under a tree drinking tea with the queen.

The Ending

  • Well that was rather annoying. The ending to me felt so abrupt and rushed I almost had a sense of whiplash. I really love the epilogue but from chapter 31 to the very end of the epilogue was beyond ridiculous. I felt as if I was driving in  car and had to come to a complete stop right away as the yellow stop light turns red. THAT IS NOT OKAY. Can I just please have more information on what is going on and we can go from there? You had 289 pages to get through and you couldn’t add a bit more? Such a shame.

Other Feelings

Predictions

  • Ahhh… This is something I wish Cass could work on in her spare time; not making such cruddy predictable endings to characters, character’s family’s,events, and the list goes on and on. Please don’t make things so easy and predicable. Please give me an amazing feeling of suspense and cliffhangers.

Final Thoughts

  • After caving in and seeing a signed copy on the shelf I bought the book. I must say I was much more impressed with Cass’ writing in this final book, which made America more bearable and made this my favorite book of the entire trilogy. I decided to give this book ⅗ stars. I really liked the book overall, but the ending was a huge disappointed… oh well. Glad I finished this trilogy and knocked it off my TBR list for 2014. In the future I don’t see myself picking up any more of Kiera Cass’ work.
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