The One by Kiera CassThe One by Kiera Cass

The One

byKiera Cass

Paperback | May 5, 2015

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The captivating third book in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series

America Singer searches for her happily ever after in this swoon-worthy YA dystopian romance, perfect for readers who loved Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, or Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn.

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!

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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Title:The OneFormat: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

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I love the way the series ended! Everything was reveled and everything was so amazing! This is a must read!
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic! A fantastic ending to America's story. Romantic and addictive, this was a great conclusion.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PHENOMENAL!!!! Fantastic lat book to the trilogy with an ending that will NOT disappoint!
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Awesome series that's super heart warming with the perfect amount of romance and diverse characters! Great plot concept too
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The One It's a Roller Coaster but I love it!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant I got this series as a gift to my teen sister and she and her friends were obsessed! They especially loved the writing style, characters, and drama! Turns out to be a great book that's a perfect mix of the Bachelor in a dystopian world!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant I actually really liked this series! Although the names were unoriginal, it was a sweet and drama-filled story perfect for young teenage girls and set in a unique world
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It This series is so fun! I can't stop reading these books and this one was no different. The ending kept you wanting more and and had so many twists in it! A definite read for anyone looking in a series about love, friendships and family.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved the ending even before the ending, which was awesome, the whole book had twists and turns that were heart-wrenching the whole book long
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ending Fell in love with his series from the beginning, and loved how it ended!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is definitely my favourite book in the selection series, a friend of mine recommended this series to me and I fell in love with this book in particular.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful This series is a must read for any young teenage girl! Friendships, romance, and age-appropriate scandal, these books have it all! The tone of voice is easy to read and the characters are loveable and evoke every emotion they need to
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! This series is a must read for any young teenage girl! Friendships, romance, and age-appropriate scandal, these books have it all! The tone of voice is easy to read and the characters are loveable and evoke every emotion they need to
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfying conclusion! I really enjoyed this series overall and this book was did not disappoint me either. The only thing that I want to comment on that I wasn't quite as fond of was the love triangle. It seemed a bit forced, especially in The Elite, and how it was resolved in the end also seemed forced and rather quick. Apart from that, this is a well-done series. Nothing I would consider a great literary read, but great as a guilty pleasure kind of read.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A nice but surprising end! The series should, personnally, have ended with this book. The finale was perfect: sad and happy at the same time, with a twisting turn of events,...This third installment was great!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Such a good ending! I was really happy with how things turned out!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The One The last few chapters. Holy crap, it got crazy. I totally called Lucy and everything happening there. The end though... WOW ... I don't want to spoil anything for anyone.. but seriously the end... shocking.. fulfilling...sad...happy <3 ! It definitely was everything I needed with this series. Heartbreakingly beautiful.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Ending I am really happy with this ending to this tale
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Addicting This whole series is hella addicting, i kind of wish that we got to see the end a little more
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3rd book to a great series This is the 3rd book to a great series. It's the Hunger Games meets ABC's The Bachelor. Easy read, satisfying, and a page turner. It can easily be left at this book, or you can continue to read book 4 and 5, which are kind of like spin offs. I
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MAXON, MAXON, MAXON I love Price Maxon so much, and this book by far was the best in the series! I LOVE IT SO MUCH
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this book! I read this magnificent book about a month ago, and I'm so grateful that I did! The One is the thrilling conclusion to The Selection and The Elite. Throughout this pleasant story, America struggles to choose who she loves more; Prince Maxon, who she has finally found a place for in her heart, or her former love Aspen, who she still has feelings for, but soon realizes that even though he loves her dearly, he has feelings for one of her maids. Throughout this heart-warming novel, America stays strong and discovers who her heart belongs to, even through heart-shattering events that turn her world upside down and some major plot twists that could have potentially broken her heart and gave Prince Maxon second thoughts on who he loves if she hadn't of stayed strong. To find out who America vows her heart to, read this beautiful novel, as it is the last of America's amusing stories!
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I really liked the series, but ending it in 3 books was heartbreaking because I wanted more of America and Max!!
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little predictability, but still a beautiful ending! I LOVE this series! The ending is predictable, but I was so happy with it!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING This was such a beautiful and tear-jerking read that I devoured in under five hours. It's such a perfect ending to a perfect, adorable, intriguing series, and I was sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time reading this. There are so many great plot points and memorable moments; don't listen to everyone talking about how annoying America is! She's just a regular girl yet very intelligent and poised, and I can't help but look up to her musical skills. So romantic, so cute, and also a bit sad.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Apparently this isn't the end of the trilogy This trilogy started off all fun and games and entertaining but now I'm just 100% done with it and I think it's because of America and her completely unfounded insecurities and how she just never gets over it. I also ended up with a bunch of questions about royalty and right to rule and what on earth this has to do with Maxon just being king on his own. Like why does he need to get married? What if he held off until his parents died and then never married? What would they have done, come back to haunt him? The ending was disappointing and predictable and this series should've ended here.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An Ending that Pulls up Its Socks Somewhat I initially went into The Selection series believing it to be a trilogy and it wasn't until about halfway through The Elite that I found out about the spin off duology starring the end game pairings offspring and I have very mixed feelings about it. Mostly because I have mixed to horrible feelings about the original trilogy. I may read the duology, at some point, as it stands however I'm going to at least wait until the sequel to The Heir comes out. With that said, The One is definitely the stronger book out of the first trilogy. The characters were a little more proactive than in the first two books, a little less sitting around in pretty dresses in secret rooms while the world fought wars outside and inside the palace walls. I would have liked to know a little bit more about the rebellion a little earlier on in the series, but I suppose I'll have to take what I can get. The twist that the one of the leaders of the rebellion was Illea's founder's descendant was an unexpected but welcomed twist and I, honestly, wouldn't mind a spin off series of that group instead of that offspring spin off. A lot of America's self deprecating thoughts have receded some, much of the 'I'm just an ordinary girl not worth the love and attention of anybodies gaze' seems to have been shelved in favor of more action on America's part. It's a shame that it came two books in. I was still annoyed by the back and forth flopping between the two love interests, despite being clear who'd America would end up with. Lets face it, Aspen dropped out of being a contender the second he broke up with her in book one. I get that by him showing up again would stir up mixed feelings, add drama, but it's evident that he's still, relatively, the same person in book three, while America grew into someone more mature than who she was in the beginning. The book still has rather sexist undertones, only solidified by the short stories volume that was released recently, but that's a whole different book to get into and I'd rather just leave it at Happily Ever After suffering from a lot of the same disappointments from the main series. Still though, sexism is still runs rampant in The One. Perhaps The Heir fixes this? Maybe America steers Maxon in the right direction, after all, he doesn't want to be like his father. The ending was predicable and somewhat disappointing. Many people die, many people are paired off at, seemingly, random just so that they don't get in the way or wind up alone. None of which is bad, but I could see this coming from a mile away. On top of that, I really don't get Maxon's reaction to finding out who Aspen was and triggering his tantrum and completely rejecting America despite everything. Overall The Selection series wasn't great experience for me, wasn't completely horrible either, but at it's best I was mildly entertained.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favourite Great Series. One of the best historical fiction books i've read.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Fantastic way to end the series with shocking events within, would defiantly recommend
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite The One is my favourite book from the whole series. I knew this before I read it because discovering the ending was so exciting, yet very sad because I felt all of my emotions in like 5 pages.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I was sucked right in with America's decisions between Aspen and Prince Max - and I am so glad of her decision and how it all works out well. I was sad when the book and trilogy ended, but very happy when it came back but with the child. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This. Was. AMAZING! In what should have been the stunning conclusion to this epic series, this book was fantastic! I finished it in less than a day with a friend over! You should really read this book!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AHHH!! Amazing, amazing, amazing. I love this finale so much.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hangover OMG! Many plot twist, many crying and GOD Prince Maxon is just my life!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good! This book was way better than the Elite. It had a pretty good ending, though it felt like it left me hanging. There are way more plot twists and it completes the story.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid ending i dunno. i feel like it coulda built up into something more. doesnt mean i disliked this book, not at all. just slightly disappointed? its still very satisfying though so dont let this deter you.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all-time favorite series I recommend this to all of my friends. I finished this series within 2 days. I did not eat nor sleep. It's addictive and oh-so-good. I loved every pages and every character.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It I read this book for the cover and I couldnt stop reading. The series were nice and i would recommend this product to anyone who sees this book and says pretty cover but, dont judge a book by its cover.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Great addition to the series that wraps everything up pretty nicely
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read! An amazing way to end a good love story #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than the others! I loved this book! Just when you thought the characters are FINALLY going to get what they want, the author throws us a curve ball and it seems like all hope is lost. I just love the whole series and couldn't wait to read the companion books!
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING CONCLUSION! I LOVE THIS AND SUCH A GREAT ENDING TO AN AMAZING SERIES
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it was okay I just felt like a lot of the events that happened in the story were very unnecessary and rather lazy attempts to make conflict. Just wasn't that good.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! This book is the best book in the series! It is soo good!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! This is the best book in the Selection series! However, I do think this book should've been the last in the series.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever!! This is my favorite book in The Selection series. Some passages can be funny. This book is full of unexpected surprises! I would recommend this book to any female who enjoys intrigue, fantasy and romance novels! The ending is wonderful and very unpredictable! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Perfect end to America's story This was a perfect ending for America Singer. While I won't lie, I did see it ending like this for the most part. Some of the love was something I never expected. Especially with Lucy! Go girl! I'm happy how America ended up. This third book tied everything up beautifully and I'm excited to see where we go in the next book.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT I LOVE THE ENDINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good This was a good ending to the series/America's story.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good ending I have to say this ending is a good ending. I liked it.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Ending. Sad but good ending for this couple and their story. Interested to see how the story continues with The Heir.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it!!!!! I loved it!!!!! My heart was racing and may have almost stopped a few times.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read This one was by far my favorite of the original trilogy. While all of them have been quick reads, I found that once I picked this one up, I couldn't really put it down. I kept saying "okay Erica, you have things to do, you need to sop reading" and then next thing I know, it's 11:20 pm and I finished the book. While I wouldn't say there's mind blowing writing, plot or characters in these books, I will say I fell in love with them all the same and would recommend them. Oh and also, Maxon, enough said.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing What a great book. Could not get enough.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! What a fantastic conclusion to a great trilogy
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I had hopes for this book but at least the end of the series turned out okay
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favorite one of the series loved this one!!! i squirmed and gushed to many times
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Adore It! Such a great final nook with twists and turns and lots of love!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection! Best Book!! (No Spoilers) No spoilers : A well thought out ending to an exciting series! And the plot twist at the end had me in tears! So happy with who Maxon chose, she will be a very good queen!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Im in Love! What a great way to end the series!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book in the series! Anyways, I think this was the best book of the series so far!! I can't say much without spoiling but many of the plot elements took me by surprise!
Date published: 2017-01-19
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

Editorial Reviews

“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.”