Book Review – The One by Kiera Cass

The Selection #3

The Selection #3

The highly anticipated conclusion to Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Timesbestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is the perfect finale for fans who have followed America’s whirlwind romance since it began–and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth’sDivergent, 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!’ (Goodreads) (217 pages; 6th May 2014 by Harper Teen)

So this book… this book… what can I tell about this book. It gave me such mixed feelings.

On the one hand I didn’t like it at all. America was crying all the time and not sure about her feelings and ignoring Aspen who wanted to tell her something important. And she just did everything wrong she could in her personal life. She pushes Maxon away and back again, but she loves him and finds that out rather soon in the story. She loves Aspen as well, but doesn’t how to tell him how she really feels. So the entire book I just wanted to shake her and tell her to get her feelings straight, because playing with the feelings of these two boys is totally not mature or worthy for a princess.

On the other hand I did like the end of the story. It was a concluding end… I still find some of it too bad, without going into much details. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. But the story overall was kind of interesting. I laughed, I cried. The story was focussing on the love story above all, without going much into the dystopian world. But we did get a glimpse of the outside world or the outside of the castle, and that I liked a lot. It made me learn a lot about America’s character as well. And that part I liked about her. She is a strong character and she know her ideals and fights for them, even though she keeps whining all the time.

I gave it 3 stars out of 5.


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