The One by Kiera Cass

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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 Iléa, 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!


I read all of ‘The Selection’ books in three days but work life has taken over, forcing me to abandon my blog. I have miss it! First of all throughout this book I was still shipping Maxon and America hard.

“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.


I like how within this book America really wanted to be with Maxon, I felt like it was just them against the world. Especially when they would go against the King’s orders and just live within the moment, in their own little bubble. I am a hopeless romantic okay! I sort of wish I was America because I personally would not mind living in a castle, wearing extravagant  dresses and fighting to be a Princess. What I really appreciated about America was that she stayed true to herself, she did not get lost within all the drama and became submissive to the King, she stood up for herself.  I was literally screaming at the book like ‘YES America! You go girl.’  

Just like the other two books, this book was easy and enjoyable to read. America’s strong and stubborn inner monologue once again compelled me to keep reading and relate to her, it also created a comedic element to the writing. This book answered the questions that The Selection triggered…’who are these rebels?’, ‘what do they want?’ etc every character within this series such as Maxon, Aspen and America evolved throughout this book which make love them even more.

This book got serious quick…America made up her mind, people died, America was injured, the power of the King was a dominant feature and the selection itself got intense.


This book was also emotional! One of my favorite characters died within this book which absolutely broke me, however I understand that it allowed the story to swiftly move on. One death I was really happy that it happened because the character angered me throughout the book, which made me want to jump into the book and slap them.

I do not want to riddle this review with spoilers so if you have reads this book please comment below because I would absolutely love to discuss this book further.

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  1. Did you ever get frustrated with America’s indecisiveness? I loved the series (except for The Heir), but I found America to be a very frustrating character.

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      1. The main character…she’s clueless and pretty self-centered. And not very nice. The good thing is that she becomes less clueless and self-centered by the end of the book.


  2. YES! I loved The Selection series! For a lighter read (besides the original Sherlock Holmes Books By Arthur Conan Doyle) I am about halfway thru The Heir which comes 20 years after The One. It is really good so far, and I reccomend you read it next!

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  3. I loved The Selection series, but near the end of The One I was ready to slap Maxon. He was content with ruining their lives out of anger and without letting America explain… Which is not only immature but also not the way a good relationship should work. He led Kriss on. I felt it was the moment he showed his true petty colors and though I was happy that America was happy later, I still am angry with him.

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  4. I cried so hard reading The One!! God, I was a mess. Maxon and America just killed me with their emotions and it was literally them against the world and it was so sad when Maxon just gave up and THOSE LETTERS HE WROTE TO AMERICA!!! Oh my gosh, SO. MANY. FEEELS. This trilogy makes my heart explode and heal at the same time!! I really don’t like the new Selection novels, but I do think you should try them out. I read them for Maxon and America. XD


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