Review: The One by Kiera Cass

Posted May 23, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: The One by Kiera Cass

The One

by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #3
Pages: 219
Published on May 6th 2014
by HarperTeen
Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
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Also by this author: The Selection, The Elite, The Selection, The Elite, 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.

5 Stars

Of course there will be spoilers for the previous two books. Can’t avoid that. Spoilers for this book will be hidden. It’s up to you whether or not you choose to read them.

This is one of the hardest reviews I’ve written so far. I sad and happy at the same times and my head is still spinning from everything that happened in this book. I’m sad because this series has come to an end. I’m happy because of how it ended. One of the best endings to a series I’ve read so far. This one, fortunately, did not disappoint.

In The One we find America a few days or a week, I’m not sure anymore, after the events of The Elite. It starts out with an attack from the rebels and it doesn’t really slow down. God, I don’t even know how to go on with this. I need to find the right words… Okay I’m just going to tell what’s on my mind and this review will probably be a mess from now on. Okay. Let’s do it.

In this book, America isn’t as conflicted as she was in The Elite and The Selection. She seems to know who she wants now and I really liked that. I knew who I wanted her to end up with from the beginning and I’m glad America finally caught up too. But it’s not all romance in her life. The rebels are still at large and seem to become more violent by the day. And America still keeps true to herself. Even when the King threatens her into obedience, she doesn’t bend. She knows what she wants and she’ll fight for it too. I love her, I really do.

One of the most shocking things for me was that I actually started to like Celeste. We get to know her a bit better and she’s not as much of a bitch as she was in the first two books. I really like how much the girls left bonded in this book. There’s more about them, but I can’t talk about that. I’ll do that in the spoiler-y part in the end of the review. There’s a lot I want to talk about in the spoilers, haha. So if you have read this book and want to talk about the things in the spoilers, feel free to contact me on Goodreads or facebook or whatever.

I’m not sure what else I can say that isn’t a spoiler. You guys know I love Maxon and Queen Amberly and all the others by now. Oh I haven’t really talked about them, but I really adore America’s maids! They are so sweet. So there. I’m going over to the spoilers. If you have not read this book yet, please skip this part and read it when you have!

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Woosh, that all came out quickly. So much to talk about in this book and I’m sure I missed some things. If you have read this book and want to talk about it, please contact me! I can’t wait to gush about this! A perfect ending to a great series. They really are addicting, though. i read all these books in one sitting, one even late into the night. So yes, if you have read The Selection and The Elite and you loved both or even just one of them, read this book.  You need to know how all of this ends. Now excuse me while I go try to deal with all the feels.


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9 responses to “Review: The One by Kiera Cass

  1. I totally agree with you, this book was the crown on this trilogy, America was so sure of herself in a good way and I just love her with Maxon, they are one of my favorite couples. When Maxon realized how America was with Aspen my heart break for both of them even if I knew they will be together by the end because I read ahead (I just couldn’t stop myself, was so afraid of her being with Aspen). Anyway I like your review and I can’t get why so many people hate this trilogy and say just bad things about it, yeah like you said it has its flaws but it’s not that bad.

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  2. For me I wasn’t able to love it as much as you did. I recently reviewed The One on my blog and it explains a lot of how many mistakes Kiera did based from my perspective. She forcibly resolved the conflicts so was too simple so I didn’t like it. I loved The Elite the most. great review!

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