Em: The One by Kiera Cass – BOOK REVIEW

The One by Kiera Cass
Release Date: May 6th, 2014
HarperTeen, 323Pages
Sub-genre: Dystopian
Source: Bought the Book
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Selection #3
Follow up to: The Elite

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 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.

So, to start off, I want to say…


I won’t say whether I was Team Aspen or Team Maxon, but I was certainly Team America. I saw a lot of character development for her, Aspen, and Maxon throughout this book…and even in the remaining girls.

The Northern rebels have come into play big-time now and the King has escalated his campaign against America. His only problem is…everyone loves her, including Maxon.

It is so hard to review the final book in a series because I am fearful of spoilers! I will say that I really loved this last book and it really elevated the entire trilogy, as far as I’m concerned. America has finally come into her own, she knows what she wants, and she is committed to what she has to do in order to accomplish her ambitious goals.

Some characters, for which I previously held a fair amount of animosity, have shown that they are more complex than I thought. I have really enjoyed getting to know this world that Cass has created, as well as her characters, which she clearly spent a lot of energy developing. The plot was, overall, exciting, somewhat unpredictable, and wholly wonderful!

I was really skeptical to read this series (even though I was floored by the gorgeous covers), but I am so, so glad I did! I will say I loved this book and I hope if you’ve started the series, you’ll finish it.

  • June 9, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Michelle @ Book Briefs - Great review with no spoilers. I know how hard that can be. I haven’t read this series yet. I really wanted to but then the first book got such mixed reviews that I held off. But it has always caught my eye. Now that the trilogy is all out, I think I will read them all.

    Great Review!

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