The One

The One

Paperback | May 5, 2015

byKiera Cass

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The beautifully romantic 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, and is perfect for fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium.

Entering the Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she arrived at the palace, 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.

Includes a sneak peek at The Heir, the highly anticipated fourth book in the Selection series!

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The beautifully romantic 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, and is perfect for fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium.Entering the Selection changed America Singer's life i...

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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...

Kiera Cass is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with her family. She is the #1New York Timesbestselling author of the Selection series as well asThe Siren.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062060007

ISBN - 13:9780062060006

Customer Reviews of The One


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book This book was my favourite in the series. And its a good series to read if you are into romance
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best in the Trilogy THE ONE is the best in the Selection trilogy. The ending is a shocker (one you'll want to experience!).
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Brought out my emotions at the end. May have shed a tear or two.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good #plumreview Again a bit annoying bUT so addicting #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bittersweet Ending I was actually surprised at the almost ending. Not what I would have expected from this series.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Though some parts of this weren't realistic, I was satisfied by the ending. I was so sad when *spoilers* Celeste died though. I was just starting to like her *spoiler ends* I would recommend this book/series.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad ** spoiler alert ** It's was more then I expected. For someone who started off loathing this serious I was surprised that I was almost ... Satisfied? By the ending. Of course I had issues with some character development and relationship development, the way out there final climax an lack of wrap up (I think America diving to save Maxon from a bullet would have been a better way for them to get back together - prove her love but oh well.) I liked how she and Aspen faded out (though him confessing love to brushing her off so randomly was a bit weird) I liked that they weren't afraid to kill off characters and that the girls bonded in the end instead of always fighting for a boy. I wouldn't read it again and I would only recommend the series if for the last book.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A mixture of The Hunger Games and The Bachelor... This book was a good, quick read and a good conclusion to the Selection series (well this era of the Selection anyway). I would not say that I felt extremely invested in the series but it has been an okay read and I will continue to read the next novels. For me, the best part of the book was the ending. It had the most excitement and finally allowed the readers to know who America truly loves. I know, the mystery can often be what keeps readers reading but I wasn't enjoying the love triangle because I didn't feel like it was fair to either of the men as America seemed to be leading them both on. In this novel, luckily, it clarified that situation. A good series and it's an interesting concept, almost a mixture of The Hunger Games and The Bachelor/Bachelorette.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another a amazing book This book did not disappoint. Just as amazing as the last two. Love this series so much. I am sad that I am coming close to the end because they are just so good!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JUST BEAUTIFUL! First, this cover is just freaking gorgeous and I have to say it's the same with the story. The One has just everything in it (with a lot of cheesy moments, but I just loved them) and you will not want to put it down. The best of the serie so far!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightfully Cheesey but Oh So Good. I don't want this series to end!! I absolutely loved it. Yes it is cheesey, and sometimes downright cringe-worthy, but I loved it. It only left me wanting more, which is exactly what Kiera Cass is going to deliver in The Heir!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I really liked this book! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED THIS! Kiera Cass has written a sweet, YA dystopian contemporary type of novel that to me was both original and delightful, and I was so happy with the ending she gave America's story. Plus I think this cover has to be the most beautiful of all of them, and definitely was a good choice for this awesome book. I feel that if Kiera Cass had set this series in a modern setting like most contemporaries it probably wouldn't have worked, but giving it the dystopian setting blended perfectly with the storyline, and I'm always a fan of Kiera's writing style!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the read so cute and romantic. i honestly can't decide which book was my favourite
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! better then the second novel! I think was a good conclusion and a must read
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! A great conclusion to the series, was definitely worth the read!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT SO STUPID AND CHEESY IT WAS GOOD!!!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series Good, just like the others in the series. They're not very long, so nice to read in one sitting.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pointless but good hilariously bad. the ending was cheesy, like 'oh i got shot but i love you oh no don't die'. side note: ASPEN IS THE LITERAL WORST
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Good Bad ending to series that was mediocre to begin with. The writing is average at best, the plot predictable, and the ending was very rushed with many details meant to tie up loose ends seeming almost thought up on the spot.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES!! SOOOOOO IN LOVE WITH THE SERIES!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YASSSSS!!! I just need a second to appreciate Maxon... okay I'm...I'm good. The conclusion to this series was but also wasn't predictable, it made you have to think about things that had happened earlier in the series. I absolutely love the relationship that is Maxon and America, and I recommend this be read.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED IT A GOOD ENDING TO THIS SERIES
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Good Bad ending to a series that was mediocre in the first place. I felt like many details were just added last minute to tie up some loose ends but it was not very well written, and the characters were very shallow.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This is the third book of The Selection Series. A stunning conclusion that is both captivating and charming. You won’t be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The conclusion to America and Maxon''s love story Another book of twists and turns, Kiera Cass sure knows how to suck her audience into the book. I cried actual tears reading this book. It's just so amazingly well written.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ending to an amazing trilogy It was definitely a great ending to an amazing series! And the book cover is lovely! :)
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish this series would never end! By far my favorite of the 3 books and I seriously wish I could read about their love story forever. Every girl looking for a good love story needs to read this. It's a super easy read, suspenseful and not what you would expect. This will be a series I read again.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book is so good! I really enjoyed this book. I actually did not find the ending as predictable as some may think. I couldn't put the book down, even when I finished it! it is super light and fun to read.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun but requires a suspension of disbelief So ends the Selection. The end of the story was predictable but I don't think one can hold that against the author as it isn't a genre of book that requires a shocking twist. Knowing there are two more books that are about America's daughter you had to know where it was going. In that way it is satisfying because you get the ending you are expecting. I liked the wrap up mostly. There were a couple of things that seemed like they were thrown in in the last 50 pages for "game of thrones" shock value. This series is great, light fluff. It doesn't require you to think too hard and it isn't emotionally hard to consume. I enjoyed it for those reasons. If you can read books without depth without getting angry and frustrated then you might enjoy this one. It requires a lot of suspension of disbelief.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved this this is such a wonderful emotional roller coaster with a beautiful ending
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really liked this I bought this a long time ago and finally read it and i don't regret it
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVEDDDD!!! I am not a crier, especially when it comes to books, but I seriously balled my eyes out. This series is so good! Sure America makes you want to punch her in the face but I just LOVE the series! One of my Favorited series ever! Defiantly recommend it!
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanted Book Nook Review My Review: For me to have such an unsure opinion of the first book, I have definitely come to love it. In the third installment of The Selection  series, it's time for Maxon to finally choose his princess. Of course, that's easier said than done, since America still can't utter "I love you" to Maxon, and still feels as if he and Kriss are really meant to be. Not to mention that within three pages of this book, America wants to fix things with Aspen. Seriously? Even though she didn't want to be apart of the Selection, we all know that she is having some pretty strong feelings for Maxon, why mess that up? The last few chapters of this book had me feeling all sorts of stuff. I had to stop reading, walk away to deal with all the feels, and then finally come back to finish the book. Positive Elements: America makes some very unlikely friends, with a girl who has treated her horribly and friends with some Rebels. Negative Elements: There are some swear words sprinkled in the book, it's nothing to terrible, words you would hear on T.V. Kota is completely disrespectful and ungrateful at a time when his family needs one another, and only ends up upsetting the family. Spiritual Elements: America prays for Maxon. Other Thoughts: N-A
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The One I feel like this book was very easy to read and enjoyable (like the two others). If you can deal with America and her options, then I think you would like this book very much.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best ever the way any girl what to have a happily ever after.I have read it over 10 times. I want to be America Singer!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Nope. Nope. Nope. I do not get the appeal of this series. What is the point of it? Seriously. Everything about it is so childish. I was going to write a full review but than realized it would be pretty much be reiterating everything I said in my The Elite review. America is still as petty and indecisive as ever. Maxon is still cowardly and unappealing. And what the hell was the point of Aspen? I experienced so much eye rolling well reading that I'm surprised my eyes didn't get stuck. Cass finally decides to try and delve into the world outside of the castle and explain why the rebels are constantly attacking. I don't know why I was expecting to actually get some solid world building(maybe you could call me hopeful) but that obviously didn't happen. There's so many holes. And some "nice" outsiders just conveniently show up and offer Maxon and America the help they need. Without really wanting anything in return. Sure. That's exactly what so much about this last installment was, convenient. Every situation that America found herself in just seemed to have a convenient solution. A random character(s) would show up and offer her answers and help for no apparent reason. And than there were some deaths. Those deaths were obviously for shock value. They didn't resonate with me. They were forced, unnecessary and hey guess what else? Convenient. I understand the appeal of a Cinderella story. I'm a girl after all. I love me a Disney princess movie. But this trilogy just doesn't do it for me. The story, characters, and dialogue are just to fake and juvenile that I can't picture myself in America's shoes falling for Prince Maxon. What I can picture myself doing is shoving them all inside the castle and setting it on fire. Ridding the world of lack luster personalities. To harsh?
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Again! It's happened again. The 3rd time and still I am hooked from beginning to end, cover to cover. I just adore these books and once again I am excited to immediately dive into the next one!
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicted!!!!! Love love love how this book turned out! The struggles between America and Mason makes them seem like real people. To see the change between their own personal characters has been nothing short of amazing. This author knows what needs to be done to keep you engaged!! You must must read this series!!
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome book! I think this is one of my favourites!!! there were so many twists in this book! this book was amazing
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE ONE THIS book was amazing! I was actually extremely pained to have finishd this teriffic series. A must reaad for all teens!
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from <3 <3 <3 The story of America is beautiful and inspiring. The ones bring you joy, tears( happy and sad) love and so many more emotions! this series tells a life lesson that i really look up to. There aren't enough words in the dictionary to to describe how inspiring and how close your feel to lady America troughout her life <3
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good I've waited so long for this book and it didn't disappoint. I love this series!!
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is so awesome I la la love it Book is so awesome
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ending A wonderful read and not like other plots that has the world post world destruction. Hope to see more of her work and maybe a movie too.
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The One Definitely a good end to this trilogy. I think this was my favorite of the three books.
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written Oh words can not express how amazing this book is. There are not enough stars in the universe to rate this book.
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it I love it. There are no better words to describe it
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING The series is fantastic. America, although a bad decision maker, is relatable to every girl.
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoroughly Enjoyed What more can I say?
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The One Fantastic ending. A few surprises and sadness but a great ending to a great series. Cannot wait for your next series.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Selection trio Amazing! I wish she made another book of after they got married maybe even the next child's selection! Maxon was definitely the right choice.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sad it's over Easy to understand but America was kind of fickle at times
Date published: 2014-05-28

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“A real page-turner. Romance, royalty, and revolution in a reality-show format serve Cass’ boldly rendered heroine well in her quest for justice and love.”