By Keira Cassonr

#3 of The Selection Series

Grade : A

Blurb :

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 stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

The Story :

The story started with another rebel attack occurring at the palace. Soon, two Northern rebels, one of whom is the descendent of the Illea’s founder,  come to sought the help of America and Maxon and state that they will support Maxon as their ruler, if he chooses America as his queen and ends the caste system in their country.

Meanwhile, America is still confused over whether she wants to be the queen or would be happy with Aspen. Though she gets envious about Maxon spending his time with the other Elite and wants to fight for him, she is unsure about her decision. Also the fact that she hasn’t told Maxon that Aspen works in the palace and that she has spent some quality time with him, complicates the matters.

This book focuses more on the political aspect and also reveals a lot of new things in its course and ends with a great climax.

What I liked / Disliked :

Well, I read these books like a speedster :P. I was totally loving the whole fluffy Maxon – America romance. but unlike that in The Elite, the story in The One was much more fast-paced than its predecessor. It had many new characters introduced and it showed the whole whole around this couple in a new perceptive. How dangerous it had become outside, the politics that were involved and more importantly, America’s character evolved in a much better way! From a scared underdog from Five in The Selection, to a girl fighting to become the queen and at the same time teaching her would-be subjects how to take care of themselves and how to stand up to the wrong-doers!

“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.”

I liked this book much much more than the previous installment. Though the end was not at all what I had expected, I loved the way the story was brought to it. This book is the last one in the story of Maxon and America.

I recommend it to those who like some young-adult romance with a dystopian flair to it!

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