Review: The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

Posted November 14, 2015 in review / 2 Comments

Review: The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera CassThe One by Kiera Cass
Published by Harper Collins on May 6th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Source: Library
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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!

OH YES. FINALLY THIS IS THE CONCLUSION. HAHAH. You have no idea how sad I’ve been when I realized that The Elite was not the ending. For some reason, despite my excitement in my review of The Elite, I pretty much became annoyed with America Singer before I started The One. And to be honest, I think it was because AFTER writing that review, the excitement kinda wore off and all my irritated feelings came back. Because this whole series got me into a whole bunch of super duper mixed feelings, I actually waited 4 days to review it. I needed to get my thoughts in order.

And I love this book. Better than The Elite, but of course, The Selection will always be the best to me. I think, after seeing America’s immature attitude in The Elite, I got a little bit pissed off and expected this book to WOW me. And I have to admit, it did wow me a little. There were some parts in the book (mainly at the starting) where America seemed like that immature girl again, bouncing from one guy to another. But then after a few pages in, maybe the author realized it too, I don’t know, but she went through a change. Like, an attitude adjustment. Because for the first time in history of The Selection series, we actually saw Maxon’s bitchy side. HAHA I really don’t know what other word to use, but yeah bitchy. He was more serious in this book, where he actually started to really give the other girls’ similar chances. And as much as it broke my heart, I do love it. It made this whole sham seemed fair, instead of forever being biased to America.

The ending was unexpected, and it definitely was quite disappointing, in a sense that it seemed abrupt. TONS of stuffs happened in the last few chapters, but then suddenly HAPPILY EVER AFTER. DONE. I was quite sad, because I think the book could’ve been longer. They could’ve talked about what happened. AND FEELINGS! Where were the feelings?! It just really honestly felt like the author wanted to quickly cut short the story.

BUT that’s just my opinion. And I really did enjoy that book, especially seeing America’s true rebellious side again. That was quite amazing HEHE.

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