Print Edition: 336 pages
Release Date: May 6, 2014
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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.
Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
Y’all, I reread my review of the first two books (HERE) and I surprised myself…I actually liked them!
I actually forced myself to finish The One simply to have finished it. I didn’t care about what happened to anyone. I can’t figure out how Cass managed to get a 3-book deal on this—the entire plot line could have fit neatly into one 3-400 page book.
The One moved so incredibly slow that it felt like I was moving backwards most of the time, and when something exciting did take place, it was a brief page or two. America annoyed me so much. I couldn’t get over how unbelievably stubborn and idiotic she was—throughout the entire series.
One of the things I look for in a series, is “Do the characters grow?” I think everyone had substantial amounts of growth while America grew only slightly. Also, “Are there holes?” Cass opened up plotlines that weren’t addressed (i.e. America’s dad was a rebel?!?! What are the implications of that? And what about Kriss?). And, how could Maxon recover so quickly from the loss of his parents? And what about Celeste? Did Maxon change the world, were they able to make a difference? …See, too many unanswered questions.
I do not agree that this book was enchanting, beautiful, or romantic.
I did, however, like the Epilogue, except for the cheesy last two lines of it.