Title: The One (The Selection #3)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen/HarperCollins Canada
Release Date: May 6, 2014
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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.
Oh My God!! This book was pure addicting! I finished it so fast that I was wishing there were more pages!! From the beginning of this series I knew it was going to be a hit! From the last book I was a little torn at what was going to happen with the romance between America, Maxon and Aspen but The One really cleared on one pure winner and I was totally rooting for him from the first pages!! Kiera Cass did an amazing job finishing out this series that was a cross between The Hunger Games and The Bachelor. There was many happy feels when I was reading and some shocking discoveries. Even the cover is gorgeous!
America has had a very stressful time during this process of trying to win over Maxon's heart in The Selection. There was even more great insight to the relationship of America and Maxon trust each other and respect one another through each of the books. In the final book, we get the chance to see who he chooses. The plot was very fast-paced and full of action. There is also sadness and crying but it had a good mixture of everything.
Its great being back in America's head because she is still the same feisty, rule breaker who cares about her family and learned to adapt to royal life. She does not complain or whine. I liked her better in this book than the rest because she finds herself during this process. She is more assertive and direct and is going to fight for what she wants. Her relationship with Maxon is unique and I loved the scenes where he could show who he really is and want to be. He has grown more as a character. While they don't immediately show their feelings, you can see it in Cass' writing the intensity of it! It was the AHHH moment.
I overall enjoyed The One since we know who she chooses, the letters were beautiful and I am satisfied with the entire book. I do feel bad that there wasn't enough Aspen scenes because he also grows as a main character who fights for America. Even the epilogue was a favorites since it puts everything together and happily ever after can happen. While there was conflicts still arise you get to see the rebels as either trustworthy or liars. I just want to re-read this entire series again. All readers who have been waiting to read The One, Kiera Cass will not disappoint!