by Kiera Cass
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Publication: May 2014
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
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I’m not sure what I should think of this series. I'm not a big fan of first two books—The Selection and The Elite. But I just can’t stop reading the series. Besides being fascinated by the pretty dress on the cover, I wanted to find out what happen to America and the others. I wanted her to end up with Maxon, although sometimes, I do think that America did not deserve him. I wanted to know how the author is going to wrap up the story when there are a lot more questions need to be answered.
I think that The One focused on Maxon and America’s relationship, which was why there wasn’t a lot of Aspen in this book. I’m happy for that. But America continued to frustrate me as she did in the first two books. There were a lot of drama going on between America and Maxon caused by misunderstanding and miscommunication. There were moments where I thought that I was going to like her just a little bit. But then, she would do something that makes me want to strangle her.
I do think that this book is definitely better than The Elite. I’m glad that the rebels are back. At least I know now why they were attacking the palace. I’m glad that the girls in the competition are getting closer to each other. But I’m not a big fan of how the story ended. I’m frustrated by the death of certain people at the end of the story. It was a little bit too abrupt and too easy to end and conclude the story.