Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review : The One by Kiera Cass

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Publication date: May 6, 2014
Source: Own

The Story:

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 IllĂ©a, 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!
- via Amazon
RatingTHREE Gold Stars!!!!

My Review

Tag Line:

35 girls entered the selection. Only 1 can win.

Opening Line:

This time we were in the Great Room enduring another etiquette lesson when bricks came flying through the window.


So, readers and Selection fans all around, the end of the trilogy has arrived . . . Or so we thought, but that is another matter for another time. As for the premise of 
The One, readers finally arrive at the wedding

I am glad to say The One had a little more spunk and more ooey gooey romance. On the spunky side, there is more action this time around. The Southern Rebels start picking off people caste by caste. I liked this play in the ploy but I thought it would have been fantastic if the assassinations hit a bit closer to home -- in terms of those close to America. And conveniently enough Aspen turned out to fall in love with Lucy. To be honest though, I never really liked Aspen. Not since he up and ditched her -- don't get me wrong I liked the idea of Aspen, the potential of what he stood for and the simple fact I usually have a soft-spot for 1st loves and boys next door. Moreover, although most of the storyline led to the promise of America's wedding, the actual wedding was not made a big deal out of at the ending. Also, I wish there was an epilogue with a glimpse into America's future as a woman, wife and queen -- luckily, this was alleviated with The Heir . . .

Cass' writing is not the grandest but it is simple and lovely. Her character voices are real and her world-building draws me into the story. All in all, I know The Selection trilogy gets plenty of hate but, personally, I have enjoyed trilogy for the most part and recommend it to anyone on the lookout out for easy, engrossing dystopian fairytale retelling.

Meet the Author:

Kiera Cass graduated from Radford University with a degree in History. She grew up in South Carolina and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her family. In her spare time, Kiera enjoys reading, dancing, making videos, and eating unhealthy amounts of cake. You can learn more about Kiera at kieracass.com, follow her on twitter via @kieracass, and see her silly videos at YouTube.com/user/kieracass.

***Check out Kiera Cass' website for more information about her and The OneHERE

Happy Reading!


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