Kiera Cass-The One : Book Review
The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And 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 realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.
From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers’ hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey… Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.
And then there’s Maxon and Aspen, two men who are vying for America’s heart.Their feelings are also depicted better in this book than the others so that’s good.
“Break my heart. Break it a million times. It was only yours to break, anyway.”
Queen Amberly. Oh yes, there’s so much that I want to know more about her and I guess we’ll all just have to wait for “The Queen”, the author’s very own prequel for Amberly for that.
King Clarkson. Doesn’t he really have a heart? (Or maybe, the author will have another book for that, too…)
And there were really quite a lot of shockers. There were deaths that broke me, and would’ve broken me more if the orchestration was better, but I guess the way the author wrote about the deaths is also a way of keeping the book light–and loyal to its premise.
So, yeah, there were certain questions that weren’t answered, for me, but all in all, THE ONE was good. I think the reason why so many girls like this series in particular is because most of us (and I’m one of those) have all these fairytale dreams in mind. We all want a modern fairytale. We all want to feel like princesses, we all want our own prince charmings, we all want to be given the chance to live our dreams. And THE ONE (and its predecessors) are great examples of books that speak to the princess that lives inside of us.
THE ONE was bittersweet: It’s a story that encapsulates hope and love, and at the same time, makes you realize the reality that even though you get to love a lot of people, and even though those people may stay in your heart, there really only has to be THE ONE.