The One by Kiera Cass
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!1
The finale to The Selection trilogy is finally available. Although some series have had longer waits, I was able to begin mid trilogy.
The Selection is basically a futuristic bachelor show except the bachelor is a prince and the girls are chosen from a class structure known as Castes. Our lead character, America Singer, is chosen as one of the 34 girls to begin the competition. She began the competition with only feelings for her old boyfriend, Aspen, who she had left at home. As the competition thins out, America’s feelings for the prince, Maxon, begin to grow. However, when Aspen shows up as one of the castle guards her feelings waiver and her choice becomes uncertain. In The One she makes her choice of who she truly loves all while dealing with the constant threat of rebels.
The Selection trilogy is a great series. Cass has added special touches with extra Novella’s. The Selection through Maxon’s eyes called, The Prince. The Elite through Aspen’s, called the Guard. And recently announced is the novella, The Queen, giving us a glimpse into her Selection and most likely covering the events of The One.
As much as I enjoyed the novels I must admit I had to raise an eyebrow at the flip switch feelings of some of the characters and how things fell into place. I was really hoping that the trilogy would turn into a film, as most popular books are these days. Unfortunately, the novels were picked up by CW for a tv series and after two failed pilots, nothing else has happened.
The Selection trilogy and it’s novellas are great reads, especially for those with an inner teenage girl. I look forward to reading The Queen as I suspect it will spark some pleasant memories and fill us in on the views of the otherwise silent Queen.
1. Book summary courtesy of Kiera Cass’ webpage.