Release Date: May 6, 2014
Genre: Romance / Young Adult
Series: The Selection, Book Three
About the Book:
The time has come for one winner to be crowned.
When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, 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.
I loved the first two books, but I enjoyed The One by Kiera Cass even more. America has finally made her decision and now she realizes which future she truly wants and how much she’ll have to fight for it. She has grown so much here. She’s learning to wield her passion for helping the people of Illéa instead of acting out irrationally.
We finally learn a lot more about the rebels and now it all makes sense! There were even a few intense moments that kept me on my toes needing more.
The romance is still rocky, but oh so adorable. I’m so glad that the man I was hoping America would choose was the one she ended up with in the end. Some of the stuff that happened made me worried that it wasn’t going to happen. We also get to see more glimpses of the king and get to really know the queen. I even learned to love Celeste, the mean girl of the pack. I’m still confused where the whole 180 came from, but I’m so glad that she finally became a good friend to America. I loved how all of the girls left in The Elite bonded and had each other’s backs even though they all wanted Maxon.
As far as negative content goes: There is a scene where a woman tries to seduce a man which ends up failing and there is a second scene where a couple almost goes all the way. I don’t remember seeing any swearing in the prior books, but there were definitely quite a few here or there. They weren’t used often so you could easily miss them, but they were there. There is also some drinking and seeing some characters get drunk. With that being noted, the overall outlook of the book is fairly clean.
This was my favorite of the books so far. This was a beautiful end to America’s story. I’m immediately beginning The Heir which is about her daughter. Can’t wait!
Kiera Cass, if you are reading this, you are brilliant!
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About Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with her family. Her fantasy novel the siren was self-published in 2009. Kiera has kissed approximately fourteen boys in her life. None of them were princes. You can learn more about Kiera’s books, videos, and the love of cake online at www.kieracass.com.