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, Fantasy

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 to die w...
  • 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 porta...
  • 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 Downing
    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
  • Caz (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 doeuvres on my way. None of the food seemed terribly appealing, though. Maxons favorites werent necessarily mine,...
  • jessica
    why i read this series:- the writing- the complex characters- the social themes- THE DRAMAand this conclusion does not disappoint. although the ending is totally rushed, these books are the equivalent to a bad habit that you put in zero effort to quit. but it sure is peak entertainment and thats all i need. ↠ 3.5 stars
  • Stacia
    10-2-12; 10:47pm : Team Maxon! :)9-26-13: W o w. Look at this BEAUTIFUL cover. In my review of The Elite I said I wanted the book green, but I'm COMPLETELY won over by the white. It's gorgeous. I can't wait! 03-12-15 Hey guys! So, I FINALLY got back into reading/reviewing and I'm happy to say that THE ONE is gonna be my first review back!I read THE ONE when it first came out and I've been DYING to do a review on it because I've been a fan since ...
  • 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!
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lia (booksnpenguins)
    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* ...
  • elena
    man, y'all were right :(
    5 Absolutely Awestruck ★'s Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway. The best people all have some kind of scar. Buddy read with my, girl Desireé :) RereadThis. Was. Absofreakinlutely. Amazing! This was one hell of a rollercoaster ride. I am so happy that I decided to reread The Selection series and it will always be dear to me :) I love this book so much! The One was insanely good and it ...
  • Tomoe Hotaru
    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...
  • Sarah
    OMG. I dont 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 wouldnt share them with him!Maxon, was just, ahhhhh, Maxon ♡ Loved him!( Alth...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • ★ the happy dark witch ★
    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?!
  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    This review is SAFE and SPOILER FREE!The One is book three in The Selection series by Kiera Cass. I first want to say that I fell in love with this series right away in book one. So, I did not anticipate that I could fall MORE in love with its final book but that is exactly what has happened. As soon as I started reading it, I was pretty much useless for anything else. I tried today to accomplish a few other things but couldnt concentrate on anyt...
  • Sarah
    The very pretty cover photograph of The One gives the whole thing away, but thats alright. This is one of those books where the ending was fairly easy to call, and the journey mattered more than the destination anyway.(Also, the gowns on the covers are blue, red, and white. Because the girl's name is America. I just caught that).As the teen drama of the Selection process continues, the Northern Rebels make diplomatic overtures to Maxon and Americ...
  • Nadia
    7.5.14 after reading: So since the first two books (Specially the second one) didn't really talk about much, this one had to be crammed with half assessed information and unexpected (But necessary to get to the end) happy endings.There are plot holes and glitches I don't agree with, but even then I got to confess that I didn't quite believe that Kiera would be able to get out of the gutter she put herself in the second book.With some last moment ...