The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass

The One (The Selection, #3)

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.

Details The One (The Selection, #3)

TitleThe One (The Selection, #3)
Release DateMay 6th, 2014
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Reviews The One (The Selection, #3)

  • Mariam
    For me there is no other way to express how I feel but through GIFS so...I had just recently finished The Elite and was more anxious than ever to find out about the next one. Then I see it, on Goodreads, The One...So I do my Happy Dance Then something catches my eye, and it takes me a while to absorb this informationMAY 6TH 2014!!!!!!!!!And naturally I flip a table..."After my freakout I decide that as long as America doesn't end up with Aspen, ...
  • Gillian Berry
    Originally posted at Writer of WrongsGillian: Hey, Gillian. How are you doing today? You look nice.Gillian: You don't.Gillian: We're the same person, so you kind of just insulted yourself.Gillian: I need to talk to you about The One. You're the only one who understands me.Gillian: Well, yeah, that's because I am y--Gillian: I REALLY NEED TO TALK TO YOU CAN YOU PLEASE JUST FOCUS.Gillian: Sorry. Proceed.Gillian: So, that was a book. A book that hap...
  • Fafiliebe ♥ Warner ♥ Raffe ♥
    After reading.. I'm just sooo emotional over this,, the sweet sweet sweetness, adorable emotional angsty love .. i love love love love this, i love it...fangirling.. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!My Maxon ♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” "Shhh," I urged.“I'll love you until my very last breath. Every beat of my heart is yours. I don't want...
  • J
    EDIT 21/04/2014The wait is almost over! Soon we'll find out - Maxon or Aspen, Aspen or Maxon? Maxon, Maxon, Maxon,Max.....----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------EDIT 27/09/2013Well, looks like I was right! The cover is gorgeous!Two more assumptions to go...Fingers crossed!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Maxon and Americ...
  • Dixie Marie
    I was immensely proud of America by the end of the Elite, and couldn't have been more happy with the end of the trilogy! We all knew who she would end up with! I was crying the "I'm so lonely!" tears all through the last chapter before returning to my single life. Haha
  • Tiea Martin
    **UPDATED JANUARY 19, 2014**AMERICA!!!??? * Maxon & America
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    These books are such easy reads, though dealing with America's... America-ness was not so easy.I liked that she stood by her beliefs and values, but it drove me nuts how she flip-flopped all over the place with her feelings. Especially since it was very obvious how she felt, a lot of her indecision didn't have much justification. Throughout the series, I never felt like the rebels were truly threats, they never seemed very dangerous. Things chang...
  • Miranda Reads
    America, my love, you are sunlight falling through trees. You are laughter that breaks through sadness. You are the breeze on a too-warm day. Cue the eye roll, this is definitely going to be one of those kind of books. Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway. Picking up where we left off, Maxon Schreave (points for having the world's worst last name) has to make a crazy-hard decision. And...
  • Booknut
    Update: 25/9/14 I am officially changing my rating from 2 stars to 3 stars! Why, you may ask?The answer: with that lovely webpage comes an exclusive bonus epilogue for The One which made me a very, very happy fangirl! There's even some irony in there:'I made my way across the floor, sampling some hors d’oeuvres on my way. None of the food seemed terribly appealing, though. Maxon’s favorites weren’t necessar...
  • Maria
    3.8/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” I had the lowest of the low expectations for this book. I wanted to throw The Elite out of the window. I wanted to throw this one out of the window too. But I was less inclined to. I still firmly believe this trilogy could have been a duology, even one book without all the redundant political situations that weren't even...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    It had some flaws, but as far as series finales go, it was actually rather satisfying! This series is super addictive, and even though I was frustrated a lot, I was also totally invested in the story--I laughed, I cried, I gasped out loud, I shook the book (pretending it was America). This series isn't too deep, with more focus on the romance plot than the dystopian plot, but it's still gripping and extremely entertaining, like a good reality TV ...
  • Jane
    Team MAXON!!!!!!!!!!! Omg the name is out and it is awesome. The c-c-c-c-COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it.... is..... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *super happy dance*Update in the middle of book:The feeelllllsss and OMGJust finished the book, good ending but the feels, this book made me cry so much. It's killing me!
  • Rachel (APCB Reviews)
    Read my full review @A Perfection Called Books It's non-spoilery and gif-filled! All right. Enough is enough. I need to stop putting off writing this review. Maybe I feel that writing this review will truly mark the end of this series. And you know what? I don't want it to be over. This book gets a five star rating for so so many reasons. Ok so this book was not flawless. There were so many things that totally made up for it though: the plot, the...
  • Sophie
    Rating: 1.5 StarsSPOILERS. Please read on if you 1. Have no intention of ever reading this book (good for you) 2. Have read the book (my condolences)3. Just want to see me rant about sleazy men and brainless women (isn't that why we're all here?) The One. This title can mean so many things, but let me tell you what it means to me. It is the one book in this series that got a higher rating than a 1 from me, mostly because of an ending that comple...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Let's pretend this never happened...Can't believe I read the whole series but I can now move on with my life.I couldn't stand the main character nor the love triangle. At least in this book, there was less girl-hate. The whole series could have been one book!Still... I did read them all....
  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    EDIT 18/11/2014: Did anyone else read the second epilogue on the website?What the crap? Did Cass write it? It sounded like fanfiction. Really bad, bland fanfiction. Booooo. And, really, it was to be expected they'd have a kid, right? Couldn't that have been put in as a flashback thing in the next book? And maybe written with a bit more love? No? Okay.WARNING: Major ranting ahead. I will be swearing, screaming and butchering this book like there's...
  • Lia (a paper pigeon)
    I'd give this book a few more stars if I didn't find the main character and most of her decisions and actions extremely annoying and stupid. Seriously, who even thought writing a heroine like America Dumbhead Singer was a good idea? The only thing I like about her, is her boyfriend (singular, not plural *cough cough*). Actually, just pretend this one solitary and miserable star is all for Maxon because he deserves the world. *mouths desperately* ...
  • Maggie
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  • Claudia Ramírez
    I CAN'T EVEN---!!!ALL THE FEELS. I'm crying with JOY!!!I can't give this book less than 5 stars because I got what I wanted. Sure, the world building is as poor as it has always been in this series, but GOD, the romance was so BEAUTIFUL. I finished this book in less than one day because it was so easy and fast to read! It has a huge amount of drama and it had me hooked till the very end! I think I liked America better in this book than in the oth...
  • Josu Grilli
    Siendo honesto, no ha sido el mejor libro de la saga, que es algo que todo el mundo me decía. Es bueno, sí, y tiene muchísimas cosas que podrían hacerlo el mejor, pero le ha faltado algo que tenía The Selection y que este no tiene... ¿Quizá esa magia propia de la saga? No sé. En cualquier caso, eso no quita que tenga las cinco estrellas porque me esperaba un final superhappy. Y no ha sido para nada así.PARA NADA.Me han gustado muchísima...
  • Maureen
    I think I may have liked this the best out of the three. America was still obnoxious, but I've come to expect that, so maybe I got more used to it? I liked Maxon more BUT still obnoxious. Every character in this book is obnoxious to some degree.The ending was great, for me. I got real emotional at one part and was NOT EXPECTING THAT because I don't really love these characters, but I guess I grew to like them? I don't even know.I wish more had be...
  • Lisa RC
    The One (Abridged Lisa's Edition) BEWARE: This is a very "interesting" plot. If you're easily offended by fan fiction, don't read this. American (A): I choose you, Maxon! I really do! Forget about Aspen. I believe that the castes should be eliminated, but I like you. So let's just take it SLOW but get married first because everyone needs to know who you choose. Maxon (M): Oh, Darling! Let's get married. GO CELESTE. My fiance doesn't want you here...
  • Sarah
    OMG. I don’t even know where to start with this one. I am an emotional wreck after reading this book. An absolute wreck.America was herself to the best of her ability again in this book. She did make some stupid decisions at times, but I was nice the way she managed to uphold her integrity, and it was nice to see the way she realised her feelings for Maxon, even if she wouldn’t share them with him!Maxon, was just, ahhhhh, Maxon ♡ Loved him!...
  • Karla
    AFTER READ: I'm pretty content with the end of this series. Review to come.-----------WOWWW THE COVER! I am so in love.All I want is a royal wedding between Maxon and America, okay. That's it.
  • Μaria Vrisanaki
    Changing my rating from 4 to 5 starsφφφ, μάλλον αυτή τη φορά έχασα το “ταλέντο” μου στις βρισιές. Αυτή τη φορά δεν μπορώ να γίνω διασκεδαστική. Δεν μου βγάζει τίποτα τέτοιο το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο. Μόνο συγκίνηση. “Δεν ήξερε ο ουρανός ότι ο κόσμος είχε γίνει κομμά...
  • Pineapplez & Coconutz ♡
    NO this is not over! I need more, so many questions unanswered, so many things I want to know!! What happens to Maxon and America?!
  • manda
    8 May 2014 You know what the biggest problem is with this book?It is a little random.There is no way to explain without going into details and giving out spoilers, so I'll refrain from that. Let's just say that... events and transitions were not as smooth and seamless as they could be. I should give a nod to the author's attempt of improving on her art, though.While I really appreciate the way Cass tried to remedy the girl-on-girl hate and develo...