[Book Review]: The One by Kiera Cass

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Book Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Purchased
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult
Year: 2014
Page Count: 323
ISBN: 9780007466719
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My Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

Goodreads' Blurb:
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.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

This third book focuses how America finally chooses Maxon over Aspen, even though the Prince has put a great affection toward Kriss. America has a great intention to win Maxon's heart again. Meanwhile the political situation in Illea heating up, America finds herself get involved in a scheme to eliminate the caste system where Maxon cooperating with the Northern rebels.

At the end, Maxon accidentally catches America's involvement with Aspen. Can Maxon really be assured that he is the only one who has America's heart?

The One is the third book of The Selection series. The previous books are The Selection, and The Elite. The fourth installment, The Heir, will be released on summer 2015. Kiera Cass also published two companion novellas for the series; The Prince and The Guard. To read my review for The Selection and The Elite, please click here.

I was really glad to read and find that Ms. Cass finally mended the previous mistakes in The Elite by this book. In The One, we can get a bit more of adventure of America and Maxon to end the Southern rebels and eliminate the caste. I think the author really works hard in this book to pay for the mistake that she sets up everything logically. Even though it doesn't seem that smooth, I appreciate the effort.

I'm still on my ground that Ms. Cass is not that good of an romantic author, but generally she has done a great job so far on the plot. I'm really curious on how America and Maxon finally be the monarch and rule Illea, how is America's journey with her family and the rest of the Selection girls, and how finally America and Maxon are getting an heir. Thus I can't wait for The Heir to be released soon. Summer 2015 sounds such a long time to wait!

I heard there will be two other novellas to be released in between the end of the year and early 2015, titled The Queen and The Favorite. The latter will recount story focusing on Marlee. While I'm expecting the other books, I'm going to sit back and read the first novella, The Prince and The Guard :)

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