The One (The Selection #3)
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 Matc
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I had just recently finished The Elite and was more anxious than ever to find out about the next one.
Then I see it, on Goodreads, The One...
So I do my Happy Dance
Then something catches my eye, and it takes me a while to absorb this information
MAY 6TH 2014!!!!!!!!!
And naturally I flip a table...
After my freakout I decide that as long as America doesn't end up with Aspen, I'll be ok.
So I'll wait...
And take action if neces ...more
I'm just sooo emotional over this,, the sweet sweet sweetness, adorable emotional angsty love .. i love love love love this, i love it...
“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.”
"Shhh," I urged.
“I'll love you until my very last breath. Every beat of my heart is yours. I don't want to die without you knowing that.”
"Please don't," I choked.
“America, my l ...more
Originally posted at Writer of Wrongs
Gillian: Hey, Gillian. How are you doing today? You look nice.
Gillian: You don't.
Gillian: We're the same person, so you kind of just insulted yourself.
Gillian: I need to talk to you about The One. You're the only one who understands me.
Gillian: Well, yeah, that's because I am y--
Gillian: I REALLY NEED TO TALK TO YOU CAN YOU PLEASE JUST FOCUS.
Gillian: Sorry. Proceed.
Gillian: So, that was a book. A book that happened.
Gillian: Was it? Was it, though? Or did you ...more
Maxon & America
For America, I expect her to be plain. Many times in the book, she is not viewed as the prettiest and continuously refuses to wear too much makeup or dress too fancy. Maybe in "The One", she will change her mind in order for the public to view her as the gorgeous girl her family, Aspen, Maxon, and many people see. I hope not. I like her stubborn ways! :)
Extremely excited about "The One" but having to wait one year ?
Why, you may ask?
The answer: http://unlocktheselection.com/
And with that lovely webpage comes an exclusive bonus epilogue for The One which made me a very, very happy fangirl!
There's even some irony in there:
'I made my way across the floor, sampling some hors d’oeuvres on my way. None of the food seemed terribly appealing, though. Maxon’s favorites weren’t necessarily mine, I just had to trust that everyone else would e...more
I liked that she stood by her beliefs and values, but it drove me nuts how she flip-flopped all over the place with her feelings. Especially since it was very obvious how she felt, a lot of her indecision didn't have much justification.
Throughout the series, I never felt like the rebels were truly threats, they never seemed very dangerous. Things changed towards the last half of The One, which I appre ...more
10-2-12; 10:47pm : Team Maxon! :)
9-26-13: W o w. Look at this BEAUTIFUL cover. In my review of The Elite I said I wanted the book green, but I'm COMPLETELY won over by the white. It's gorgeous. I can't wait!
Hey guys! So, I FINALLY got back into reading/reviewing and I'm happy to say that THE ONE is gonna be my first review back!
I read THE ONE when it first came out and I've been DYING to do a review on it because I've been a fan since like... day two of THE SELECTION release. Ha!
Update in the middle of book:
The feeelllllsss and OMG
Just finished the book, good ending but the feels, this book made me cry so much. It's killing me!
Well, The One is finally out today and I'm not sure when I'm going to get to read it, but hopefully it will be very soon! However, I did get a chance read the first 10 chapters at unlocktheone.com and it has made me even more skeptical than I already was, but I guess I'll have to wait see! Also, I would be really grateful if you guys wouldn't post any spoilers for The One in the comments of this review, or if you do at least tag them as such, because I do read all of them and ...more
All right. Enough is enough. I need to stop putting off writing this review. Maybe I feel that writing this review will truly mark the end of this series. And you know what? I don't want it to be over. This book gets a five star rating for so so many reasons. Ok so this book was not flawless. There were so many things that totally made up for it though: the plot, the romance, the characters, and the ending. Here ar ...more
i'll love you until my very last breath. every beat of my heart is yours. i don't want to die without you knowing that.
Previous Review: Scarlet
“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 to 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 sta ...more
SPOILERS. Please read on if you
1. Have no intention of ever reading this book (good for you)
2. Have read the book (my condolences)
3. Just want to see me rant about sleazy men and brainless women (isn't that why we're all here?)
The One. This title can mean so many things, but let me tell you what it means to me. It is the one book in this series that got a higher rating than a 1 from me, mostly because of an ending that completely surpassed my expectations of wtfery. It is a ...more
What the crap? Did Cass write it? It sounded like fanfiction. Really bad, bland fanfiction. Booooo. And, really, it was to be expected they'd have a kid, right? Couldn't that have been put in as a flashback thing in the next book? And maybe written with a bit more love? No? Okay.
WARNING: Major ranting ahead. I will be swearing, screaming and butchering this book like there's no tomorrow. If you don't want to hear the rants ...more
BEWARE: This is a very "interesting" plot.
If you're easily offended by fan fiction, don't read this.
American (A): I choose you, Maxon! I really do! Forget about Aspen. I believe that the castes should be eliminated, but I like you. So let's just take it SLOW but get married first because everyone needs to know who you choose.
Maxon (M): Oh, Darling! Let's get married. GO CELESTE. My fiance doesn't want you here! I hate you, Natalie. Now please get lost.
A: Oh ...more
OMG. I don’t even know where to start with this one. I am an emotional wreck after reading this book. An absolute wreck.
America was herself to the best of her ability again in this book. She did make some stupid decisions at times, but I was nice the way she managed to uphold her integrity, and it was nice to see the way she realised her feelings for Maxon, even if she wouldn’t share them with him!
Maxon, was just, ahhhhh, Maxon Loved him!
( Although I have to say that continuing to snog other gi ...more
The ending was great, for me. I got real emotional at one part and was NOT EXPECTING THAT because I don't really love these characters, but I guess I grew to like them? I don't even know.
I wish more had been done with the rebels and other relationships in ...more
Me han gustado muchísimas cosas, desde la evolución de America hasta los increíbles ...more
ALL THE FEELS. I'm crying with JOY!!!
I can't give this book less than 5 stars because I got what I wanted. Sure, the world building is as poor as it has always been in this series, but GOD, the romance was so BEAUTIFUL.
I finished this book in less than one day because it was so easy and fast to read! It has a huge amount of drama and it had me hooked till the very end!
I think I liked America better in this book than in the other books. She was more decided and she made choice ...more
You know what the biggest problem is with this book?
It is a little random.
There is no way to explain without going into details and giving out spoilers, so I'll refrain from that. Let's just say that... events and transitions were not as smooth and seamless as they could be. I should give a nod to the author's attempt of improving on her art, though.
While I really appreciate the way Cass tried to remedy the girl-on-girl hate and develop the girls' friendship into a more sisterly and ...more
Who gave you the right to be so beautiful
I love this cover much more than the other ones because America looks fierce and confident. Whatever she wants, she'll get it.
*dances* I got it riiiigghhtttt I got it riiighhtttt
But now I have to wait until the weekend to get my finished copy of The Elite.
Let's play a game!
It's called GUESS THE TITLE.
Alright, here we go ...
Credit to Karo for this one
I'm bad at names but I really like THE ONE ...more
There are plot holes and glitches I don't agree with, but even then I got to confess that I didn't quite believe that Kiera would be able to get out of the gutter she put herself in the second book.
With some last moment cramming session of post appocalyptic situation he ...more
This review is SAFE and SPOILER FREE!
The One is book three in The Selection series by Kiera Cass. I first want to say that I fell in love with this series right away in book one. So, I did not anticipate that I could fall MORE in love with its final book but that is exactly what has happened. As soon as I started reading it, I was pretty much useless for anything else. I tried today to accomplish a few other things but couldn’t concentrate on anything until I finally gave up and just read!
Oh A ...more
So I don’t know what happened between book 2 and book 3, but I found myself being irritated and disappointed with this final book.
The world building :
As much as I liked the development of the dystopian aspect of the world in book 2, I found it to be a bit weak in this one, especially the ending which felt unfinished and definitely not used to its fullest in my opinion. I thought some issues felt unresolved or resolved way too easily. I would have like a little ...more
POSITIVE AREA OF MY REVIEW
I felt the need to place a "positive area" because I've realised that I sound so hateful. Anyways, carrying on. Like I've said, this IS the best book in the trilogy and let's be frank, Cass tried to remedy her not-so-wonderful writing habits
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Being married. Cake. The smell of Autumn. Motherhood. Books. Elephants. Back rubs. On demand movies. Actually going out to movies. Faith. Cinnamon rolls. My family. Butterflies. When my kitchen is clean. Crayons. Pink. Tote bags. Dancing. Organizing via color coordination. That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor. Baking. My house. Writing utensils. Paper. India. The sound ...more