Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass

the oneTitle: The One

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection #3

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: May 6, 2014
Book Summary:
The highly anticipated conclusion to 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 the perfect finale for 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!

Alisas review

We’re down to the Final 4 girls. The competition between the girls heats up, but they also become better friends – the Queen reminds them that these friendships will go on for years after the Selection ends.

The situation with the rebels is heating up. The rebels want The Selection stopped before Maxon selects a bride, and Maxon and America will need to form some unlikely alliances to survive.

America is making choices that help her gain the trust and favor of the people, but these same choices are making her a bigger enemy to the king (Maxon’s father). She continues to keep her secret about Aspen, and trust continues to be an issue between her and Maxon. America is no longer certain she is Maxon’s favorite, and Maxon isn’t sure either.

That’s really all I can say without giving spoilers, but I thought it was a great conclusion to a great series! And now that I’ve read all 3 books, I’m off to clean a very neglected house! 🙂

5 stars

Rating: 5 stars

Content: Clean, one scene that some may not be comfortable with (There is a scene where kissing between Maxon and America progresses into heavy petty – their clothes stay on, but they are in bed in their underwear), some mild language, some violence




  1. I can’t wait to read this! Great review! I’ve already bought it, but want to wait until the hype is over, so I can be a little bit more unbiased. I love your blog!

  2. I haven’t read this series and I was very hesitant to do so…don’t know why. However, after reading your review, I really want to try the series. I’m adding it to my list.

  3. It really sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway