The One

The One

Book rating: 04 Paperback The Selection

By (author) Kiera Cass

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 25mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007466714
  • ISBN 13: 9780007466719
  • Sales rank: 2,171

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THE SELECTION changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon's heart...It's swoon meets the Hunger Games in the third instalment of THE SELECTION series! 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 outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realises just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants. The breathtaking third title in THE SELECTION series will make you swoon!

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Kiera Cass graduated from Radford University with a degree in History. She grew up in South Carolina and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her family. In her spare time, Kiera enjoys reading, dancing, making videos and eating unhealthy amounts of cake. You can learn more about Kiera at kieracass.com, follow her on twitter via @kieracass, and see her silly videos at YouTube.com/user/kieracass.

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By Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books) 20 Jun 2014 4

I wanted to read The One because I enjoyed the other two. The selection process has been hard, and I have seen a lot of change in America. The love triangle and some of America's lack of decisiveness when it comes to her preferred man has been on my nerves a bit, but the first two were still addicting to me and I grew to like Maxon more and more, and saw the desire to be a princess and future queen bloom in America and then see the ideas for chance that she had.

The One didn't let me down, and I really enjoyed her journey. There were so many times when I thought that her rash decisions, or her strength and desire for justice to be done were going to the the end of her quest to the crown.

I also loved the tension between the two of them. America and Maxon both kept some secrets and didn't want to fully express their feelings, and while I understood where they were coming from and their reasonings, it was still hard because I just wanted them to be together and happy.

America had some big losses in this one, but she's grown a lot, and amassed quite the fans and followers. As well as making friends with her maids as well as some other unexpected people who make a return appearance. The friends that she made within the other Elite were unexpected to me, and some sage wisdom from the queen helped to actually bring them together, which in some ways, made their quest even harder but others easier, because they had someone who understood them on their sides, and closest to ever walking in their shoes.

The ending wrapped things up in the way that I'd hoped, and brought about some changes that I wasn't quite expecting but it gave me a lot of hope for America, Maxon, Aspen, and the others that I came to care about.


Bottom Line: Good ending to addicting series.

By Sarah Elizabeth 07 May 2014 5

OMG. I don�¢??t even know where to start with this one. I am an emotional wreck after reading this book. An absolute wreck.

America was herself to the best of her ability again in this book. She did make some stupid decisions at times, but I was nice the way she managed to uphold her integrity, and it was nice to see the way she realised her feelings for Maxon, even if she wouldn�¢??t share them with him!

Maxon, was just, ahhhhh, Maxon �¢?�¡ Loved him!
(Although I have to say that continuing to snog other girls when you�¢??ve pretty much made up your mind is infuriating!)

The storyline in this was pretty good, although I did feel like there was a bit of a slow patch in the middle. We had loads going on in this book though �¢?? rebel activity, secret bargains, possible moles, death, destruction, assassination attempts, lots of changing of minds, lovey-dovey scenes, angry scenes, �¢??why won�¢??t you tell him?!�¢?? scenes, �¢??What are you doing?!�¢?? scenes, �¢??You�¢??re going to get in trouble for that!�¢?? scenes, �¢??will you hurry up and do it already?!�¢?? scenes, and finally, finally, finally �¢?? a wedding!!

Overall; I just loved it!
9 out of 10.

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Praise for The Selection: "Reality TV meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass's delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon!" Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy