Book Review and Giveaway: The One by Kiera Cass

Posted May 27, 2014 by love2dazzle in Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review and Giveaway: The One by Kiera CassThe One by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #3
Published by HarperCollins on 2014-05-06
Genres: Adolescence, City & Town Life, Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Friendship, General, Girls & Women, Lifestyles, Love & Romance, Music, New Experience, Romance, Royalty, Values & Virtues, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Source: Hardcover, My Own
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The highly anticipated third book in 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 perfect for the 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!

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!! “The One” made my head spin. Let me start off by saying this is a fantastic series and if you haven’t read “The Selction” or “The Elite” please walk away now and go read them because I don’t want to ruin anything for you and this will probably have some spoilers from the last two books in it.

I really think that Kiera Cass out did herself with this one. There has been a lot of hype to who America was going to be with whether it was Prince Maxon or Aspen. I will admit I loved both male characters but there was a specific one that I wanted to win her heart. All I want to do is gossip with someone about the book. I wanted to see how others feel.

I feel like America has grown up a lot since book one. I feel as if she is still her opinionated self but I feel like she has grown in her way of thinking and how she looks at the world. America has gone from being a number five to actually looking at the world and suggesting to get rid of castes so everyone is equal. America was looking at the world to find a better way to change it and make the world better for everyone. I think America would make a great Princess and even a better Queen.

I don’t feel as if Maxon has grown a lot throughout the series. We find out more about him as the series goes on but I don’t feel like he learned a lot of lessons like America did. Maxon is very similiar to an onion and as the series goes on, the reader gets to peel off another layer. I think Maxon has had his eyes opened to a lot of things but I feel as if he is still trying to find his own path and figure out who he wants to be as a ruler. I would love to see a novella about the future of the country and where things end up.

I think Cass grew a lot as a writer through her series. Lately there have been a lot of triology or series that have gone down hill as you read through but I think Cass has the opposite affect. I think her books became better as the triology chugged along. “The Selection” triology is definitely one that I recommend to everyone. I love it that much.  The writing is fabulous and there are characters for everyone to love.

The thing I like about Cass’ books is the fact that she puts so much thought into her characters. I feel like the characters are really telling the stories and that they are real people opening up to the readers. I personally felt as if these characters were my friends and I was getting to spend time with them and see what was going on in their lives. If an author can pull you in like that, than you know it is a good book.

I really love the idea of “The Selection.” I thought it was unique and fun. “The Selection” series is a dystopian series but it isn’t your typical end of the world story. I think it borders on the fine line there.

The Characters are fabulous. The plot and storyline are catchy and fun. A unique story. Very well Written. Do I need to say anything more?

Definitely pick up a copy of this series if you haven’t read it yet. I have a link on the top to buy and also an amazon search button on the side that will get you started.



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About Kiera Cass

100 Things I Love:

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 of water. Making videos. Buttons. The word Episcopalian. Making people laugh. Layering clothes. British accents. Pinterest. Animation. Fireworks. The smell of the Ocean. My wedding rings. Aprons. Reasons to get dressed up. Sex. Pop music. Stars. Taking walks. Daydreaming. Stickers. School Spirit. My friends. Living in a small town. Japan. Singing. Painting my toenails. Pranks/ practical jokes. Painting. Stretch canvas. Costumes. Dipping my fingers in melted wax. Style. Soda. Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop. Musicals. Back to school season. Mopeds. Good hair days. Naps. Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase. Driving alone. My ankles. Playlists. Spending entire days in pajamas. Holidays. Telling stories. Spontaneity. Theme parks. Bookshelves. The word copacetic. Boxes. Empty journals. Surprises. Doing things in groups. Doing things alone. Getting real mail. Decorating. Small forks. A good hug. Gift cards. New Years Goals. Going out to dinner. When someone else remembers some great story about me/us that I’ve forgotten. Toy stores. Fireplaces. Breakfast foods. Journaling. Crying for a good reason. Doorbells. Pointless adventures. Voting. My birthday. Reasons to make wishes. Recycling.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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