The One by Kiera Cass: (Book 3 in the Selection Series)


Published by Harper Collins, June 5 2014, 336 pages, £6.39

Quick description: Third installment in the dystopia/fairy-tale Selection Series, click here for review on Book 1 and 2

Plot: *Spoilers* look away if you haven’t read the earlier books.

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 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!

I was a little disappointed with this book compared to the rest of the others I have to say. I absolutely loved the first and the second was very exciting. Not too much happens in this one. America is still hopelessly confused as she was in The Elite. The depressing and unresolved conversations she had with Maxon and Aspen in the previous book become more frequent and do drag a bit. It does get to the point when its like- make a decision girl!! Whenever you are torn between two things you will end up losing them both…

Things that happen:

The friendships between the girls start shifting around. Even with America being so flippant, we still root for her. Eurgh, I hate Kriss, why is she always around?? To be fair, the situation with Maxon having his own mini harem activities (I’m exaggerating but it really is quite colonial) is tough. Would I myself pluck up the courage and just tell him my feelings? Probably not.

The King become creepier and we get a bigger glimpse into the world they live in. The duties they would have to perform as Princess are pretty grim. We also get more information about the Northern Rebel activities as America, Maxon and Aspen start becoming involved…

Its towards the end that things really start happening. A major bombshell is dropped for America with news back home forcing her to leave the palace for a while. When she returns she is met with violence and a long awaited swoon fest!

Despite my review I am really looking forward to reading The Heir because there is definitely unfinished business and America was always The One.



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