Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass



 May 6, 2014

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!

My Thoughts:

There isn’t much to really say about the third book in a series without ruining previous books or going on and on and on about the ending, so I’ll keep this simple.

I waited a year for The One and had several ideas for what was going to happen. In fact, a student and I were constantly sharing our theories and counting down the days.

That said, I easily was not disappointed. I zoomed through The One and I liked how it ended, but I just….wanted more. You know how some books are way too long and have huge, unneeded sections? The One was too short and could’ve been way longer. Parts of it felt rushed to me…maybe to keep the book short?

I wasn’t upset with the book—I just…want more. Maybe one day Cass will decide to follow up with an e-novella that shares what happened after the ending in regards to the country. She announced a prequel novella about Maxon’s mother, The Queen, but I want more Maxon and America…even Aspen!

So…yeah. In short, don’t be afraid of the ending if you’re a fan and haven’t read The One yet. You’ll like it, you’ll just want more is all.



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