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The One By Kiera Cass Book Review

By Tera Kinsman

Hi, guys!  Today, I’m reviewing The One by Kiera Cass, the sequel to The Selection and The Elite. If you’d like to read the other reviews for the books in The Selection Series, click here for The Selection and here for The Elite. 

The One by Kiera Cass
Courtesy of Harper Collins 

Book Summary From Publisher:

35 girls entered the Selection. Only 1 can win.

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 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.

My Summary and Thoughts:

America Singer is one of the five girls left in the Selection. The Selection is nearing its end. And to America, it should have been over ages ago. She is in love with Prince Maxon, and he has made it clear that he loved her from the beginning.

But not everyone is ready for America and Maxon to choose each other. Maxon’s father, King Clarkson, detests America. Manipulative and cruel, he does all he can to force America out of the competition. Nor are her fellow Elite ready to concede defeat. And there’s still Aspen. America has recognized that she no longer loves him, but she hasn’t found the words to tell him. While she doesn’t want to marry him, like they had planned back in Carolina, she can’t imagine a life without him in it, and she’s terrified of losing him.

America and Maxon both make unlikely alliances, and find friends in people they never would have thought they could trust. But will it be enough to protect them from the threat of the rebels and those who refuse to see them together? Can America hold on to the beautiful future she sees ahead of her? Or will she lose it all?

YOU GUYS, THIS BOOK. My mom, sister, and I all read it like our lives depended on it. Which, as our fellow fangirls or boys understand, it kinda did.

The One had the perfect balance of happiness and sadness. There were scenes with Maxon and America that were so cute, I could die.

But it had its fair share of heartbreaking scenes as well. America, as well as Maxon, Aspen, and her family lose and gain so much. Everyone in Illéa is touched by the war. (I can’t say much more, because of spoilers, of course.)

The ending was perfect, and I just want to hug Kiera Cass for making me so happy. But I want to know more! I wish the epilogue had been fifty pages longer, because the stories of these characters are clearly not done. That’s why I’m so, so, so, so excited to read The Heir, the fourth book in the series. A collection of all the novellas that are also part of the Selection series is going to be released in October 2016. (If you want, though, you can read them all separately now.) And, sometime in the winter of 2016, we get the fifth book! So, there will definitely be more Selection fangirling in our future.  Will we ever really stop?

Comments! There’s actually one more reason to freak out that I didn’t mention - there’s going to be a movie adaptation of The Selection! So, do you have any ideas for who should be cast in the upcoming movie? Let me know in the comments below!

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Jamie said...

Sounds like a great book!!! I love that you are reading them with's always fun to talk about things together!! :)

Mom Knows Best said...

Tis sounds like a modern day twist on Cinderella. The dress she is wearing is so pretty.

Nerdy Procrastinator said...

I've yet to read this series but I do have book 1 on my nook :)

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Jamie! Thanks for the compliment. The best books are the ones you can share and talk about. :)

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Mom Knows Best! I never realized that, but you're right, The Selection is kind of like Cinderella. And her dress is so perfect!

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Sarah! I hope you get to start the series soon. I really think you'll like them.

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Sarah! I hope you get to start the series soon. I really think you'll like them.

Susan said...

Loved your review, Tera! My teen daughter loved this series :)

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Susan! I'm glad you liked the review!

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Susan! I'm glad you liked the review!

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Susan! I'm glad you liked the review!