Sunday, May 11, 2014

The One by Kiera Cass

May appears to be the month of endings. First the end of the Sweet Trilogy and now the end of the Selection Series by Kiera  Cass. Anyone who knows anything about me knows I LOVE anything to do with royalty. Seriously, I should have, had a tiara from birth. So obviously, the Selection Series was right up my alley. I was so excited to read "The One," that I bought Amazon Prime simply so that I could be sure to have the book by it's release. 

"The One," pretty much picks right up from "The Elite," following America, Maxon, and the other girls left in the Selection. What I always found really intriguing about the series was that you never really knew what was going to happen at the end. I liked not being sure if America was going to chose Maxon and vice-versa. That uncertainty continues in "The One," especially with only 4 girls left, and Maxon catching feelings for one of them. 

Overall, I really did enjoy the ending of the series. America is one of my favorite female YA characters, because she is so normal in the way she thinks. For someone who is in line to be a possible Princess, she is actually pretty normal. She's caught between her childhood and the possibility of a new life with Maxon. The series deals with this as she faces some very real struggles. 

This wasn't my favorite book in the series, I will say that. I felt like Cass glossed over America's relationship with Aspen really quickly, and left out some fantastic opportunities with his character. She also added some really crazy, gratuitous violence. There was a larger focus on the rebel forces that to me felt really forced. 

Review- 7/10



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