Monday, June 30, 2014

The One - Kiera Cass

Title: The One (Book 3 of The Selection series)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen, 2014 (Paperback)
Length: 323 pages
Genre: Young Adult; Dystopian Fiction
Started: June 26, 2014
Finished: June 29, 2014


The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon's heart.

For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they've formed, rivalries they've struggled with, and dangers they've faced  have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives.

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 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.

After blazing through The Selection and The Elite, I was looking forward to the end of the series but at the same time not wanting it to end. There are novella prequels about Maxon and Aspen that are out that I haven't read yet, so I'll have to track those down to get my fix.

The One wraps things up quite nicely. America finally makes up her mind about who she wants (my only beef with this series was America's endless waffling, made me want to smack her), a certain character gets fleshed out and therefore redeemed, there's some great action scenes with the rebels, and some uber cute romantic scenes. The ending was a little abrupt, makes it seem like there needs to be another book to finish things off, but who knows, maybe the author will write a sequel series.

A great ending to a lovely series, I will miss it.

Thoughts on the cover:
These covers are simply gorgeous, I love the white wedding theme going on.

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