The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection #3)

May 25, 2018

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’m happy to say this review will be a bit more positive than those for the previous books in the series. First let’s get rid of the bad things. There is no way around it, so I’m sorry but, I hate America! She is a terrible person and a spoiled little brat who won’t share her toys even when she’s not playing with it (which is funny considering the constant reminder that she is from a lower caste). I think the only people I genuinely liked in the series were Queen Amberly, Marlee and America’s maids, and I hate the love triangle which is above cheesy and dragged on for three books although everyone knew what was coming.

But here’s the bright side. I felt there was more depth in this final book, because we got to see more of the rebellion and how America and Maxon wanted change as much as the people. I really appreciated that the ending wasn’t just sugar and rainbows but actually kind of bittersweet. I also liked that the final girls came together and bonded, it was a nice break from the cat-fighting. All in all a bad book and a bad series with some entertainment value for a quick read and I’m still glad I picked it up so I could understand the hype and see for myself how this super cheesy trilogy played out.

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