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Review: The One by Kiera Cass

Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #3
Rating: 4 Stars

323 pages
Published June 5th 2014 by HarperCollins Children’s Books

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Yes yes yes. If you’ve stuck with the series until The One, you will love it. It has all the ingredients that make the Selection books so addicting, and puts them on steroids. Angst! Rebel attacks! Politics! Kissing! More kissing! Plot twists!

I think The One is the strongest book in the series so far. There was no dull moment in there, and a lot less angsting than we had in The Elite. America finally makes a choice, and sticks with it. I liked how there was more of a focus on the politics and the rebels, without taking away from the Selection process and the smooching. It was also fun to see a more human side of certain characters who have been rather one-dimensional up until now.

The One filled me with the warm and fuzzies. It has the perfect amount of darkness to keep it interesting, but not too much to make it depressing. I’m actually very glad there will be more books in the series, although the main story line is wrapped up, I think there is still a lot of potential for a book or two.


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.

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  • http://www.rabidreads.ca/ Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    This isn’t my typical read, but my library has all of these available in audio, and I’m really tempted to give Cass’ writing a whirl. Doubly so now that I’ve seen your review. I don’t dabble in YA much, unless it’s Dystopian, and those dresses are seriously impossible to resist!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      It was the covers that drew me in too, ha. I hope these books surprise you in a positive way!

  • http://chapteriosity.blogspot.com/ Kezia

    I didn’t enjoy this book but I’m glad you did. I agreed that there were some moments that I liked, though they didn’t make me rate the book higher… Weirdly enough, despite not loving this series, I will still be reading the next book haha. I guess you’re right about it being “addicting”. 😛

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      How interesting that you’ll still continue reading them! Maybe you just love to hate it, or something like that (which is totally okay :D)

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