The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One, will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium.The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice...and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.
Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
Book Rating: ♕♕♕♕♕
Fangirling Scale: Reaching for the Stars!
The One by Kiera Cass lives up to being the "one" for my first book review. The swoonworthy characters and the heartwarming romance just ties America's and Maxon's story to a book that will hurt and nurture your kind heart.
Cover Love: The Selection Series definitely have the absolute most beautiful covers of all time. The extravagant gowns, the crown design (on the book jacket and the book itself), and the model really do capture America's story. AND, if you haven't noticed...the covers of The Selection Series are in American flag colors—red, white, and blue!
From the extravagant gowns to the dramatic events that unfold in this series, The One has its fair share of both (if not more cuteness and obstacles for Maxon and America). Ms. Cass has created a perfect yet heartwrenching end to America and Maxon's story that will forever be in my bookish lovesick heart.
On to my inner fangirling for this highly anticipated book of the year, The One has made me experience a mix of emotions from crying to extreme happiness to the ending with lots of "awes". If you have been keeping up with this series, you will understand how the story can affect my feelings to a delicate stage. First of all, the characters each have their own twist of events that affect each of them personally including Maxon, the kindest character I have ever read about. Each of them deal with the ongoing Selection at the castle while still keeping their personality within them. (Well, except Celeste which I began to like!) Another aspect of the book that triggered my feels is the ups and downs of America and Maxon's romance. There were times when I especially wanted to throw my kindle at the wall and times when I just wanted to hug it as hard as I can. America's attitude and ongoing association with a certain someone brings a strain between the couple. Their relationship escalates to the final judging point of if America will be the One who will end the Selection.
As this book shines bright in my hopelessly bookish heart, I hope that The One will shine in yours too.
Twinkling Quote: "Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway."
Always looking for the star,