The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

Title: The One
Series: The Selection #3
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 6th 2014
Pages: Hardcover, 323 pages
Source: Bought

Summary from Goodreads:
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.


Fun, Cute, Addicting
This series is like a guilty pleasure TV show; ya know, the TV show you ended up watching when it was on a 12 hour marathon.  I know it is not the next award winning book or awe-inspiring story but man, was I kept thoroughly entertained and just wanted to finish the series.   I am glad I did!

Even though Nicole is will disagree with my feelings towards the series, I am going to tell you why I enjoyed the series and this last book :)
  • The love triangle finally ends.  I personally thought the ending was a bit predictable, the fine details were not but I thought it was easy to guess at who America was going to end up with.  A bonus is the love triangle ends early in the book, leaving me like this :

  • The drama.  As mentioned earlier, I love the drama in this book. Even though parts of the story were easily anticipated, I really enjoyed that there were still surprises.  Near the end of the book there was a bit of a shocking scene that I was not expecting leaving me like this :
  • There was a happy ending!  The political issues (dystopian-light aspects) were an okay touch to the story, they gave America something to stand and fight for but they were not a game-changer. The ending summed up nicely both the competition for Maxon and the political unrest.

Bottom Line

If you have read the first two books I definitely recommend finishing the series, The One was a stronger, more action-filled book that The Elite; the love triangle drama goes away and characters take on different challenges.   Overall the series was an entertaining one, I would not say The Selection is for everyone yet if you want a fun read, I would pick this series up!

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