The One by Kiera Cass
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Length: 336 pages
Kindle Edition: $10.73
Audio CD: $29.28
Amazon: The One (The Selection)
Goodreads: The One
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.
Overall Rating: 4
Thoughts before reading:
Isn't the cover for this book so pretty?
The Selection Trilogy was one of the few series which has had great covers from start to finish that's a very hard thing to achieve and I am proud for the cover artists for doing a spectacular job.
I disliked America in The Elite so I am hoping that my opinion would change though the probability of it is pretty low.
Thoughts after reading:
It's finished already?
I don't want to say goodbye to them yet
But at least I loved the ending!
I loved The One so much! America wasn't so selfish anymore and she was so brave in making decisions that I was really so proud of her, Maxon was still the lovable hunk that he was and Aspen was now maturing. Celeste wasn't such a bitch anymore and she formed a bond with America. All the other contestants who were left were now showing their true characters and they were now sort of friends.
It was certainly a lot more action-packed than the previous books and now that the characters are more mature, it wasn't so childish compared to the previous books. America was faced with the wrath of the King from what she had done in the second book and she was also given a lot of challenges and she handled it all with the grace fit for a Queen.
The ending was surprising and I was gripping my reader and sliding the screen looking for more. It was very unexpected in a good way and I loved how it went.
There were some instances though that I wanted the author to have went into much further detail since I felt that the characters involved weren't given as much justice that they should have received but nevertheless, as a whole the book was really great.