Review: The One by Kiera Cass

Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopia
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: May 5th 2014
Page Number: 323
Rating: 4.5/5


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 stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.


After the disappointment of The Elite, I was very sceptical of The One. I knew I wanted to finish up the trilogy, but I weren't sure if it was going to be a rating like The Selection or The Elite. But I can say, that I LOVED this book. It wasn't my favourite in the trilogy, but it was so much better than The Elite.

There was no doubt in my mind that Maxon would select America. Maxon may have been flirting and kissing the other girls, but his connection to America was real. He became reliant on him and she became reliant on him, because a King can't be a ruler without his Queen. Every chapter welcomed new twists and turns and I was so shocked by the ending. I never expected some of the most important side characters to be killed off, especially when nothing that dramatic had happened in the first two books.

My only dislike was the slow start, but after eighty-odd pages, it picked up and became a page turner. I wanted to read more and more and more, and when it ended I was both sad and content. The ending satisfied me, but I was also sad because over the time of reading The Elite and The One, I had fallen in love with America and Maxon. I was rooting for them from the beginning of The Selection, but they really did gel together as a team.

I was also extremely happy that I guessed who could be trusted and who not. America's father was sneaking off when he was at the castle and that just raised my suspicions, Kriss was too nice and no one can be that nice, unless it's all an act, which it was. At least Celeste was forward with it and I've always said that you can trust a Bitch, always.

Overall, I really enjoyed it and I am super excited for The Heir. I'm dying to know why The Selection Ceremony has been brought back, especially since they planned to stop it.

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