Sunday, May 18, 2014

The One

The One
by: Kiera Cass

Should you read it?: Yes
Category: Young Adult

I have to say that this is one of my favorite Young Adult series. I put it up there with The Hunger Games and Divergent. It doesn't have as much appeal for the male audience, so it's probably strictly a female series, but I just absolutely love it. I think it is adorable and so fun. The series is about "The Selection," which is basically like The Bachelor except with royalty. It takes place in a dystopian future where the United States is now called Illea and it is made up of castes from 1 (royalty) to 8 (like lowest of the low). America Singer is one of 35 girls who are chosen from various castes to come to the castle and basically compete in The Selection to eventually become the next queen when they marry Prince Maxon, the royal prince. America is reluctant to go and doesn't want to leave her boyfriend, Aspen, who is in a caste below hers. She ends up being the girl from the lowest caste in The Selection and faces many difficult challenges once she is there - one of which is her growing friendship and attraction to Prince Maxon. There are 3 books in the series: The Selection, The Elite and The One. I had previously read the first 2 as well as 2 novellas that are also available for the series. This one came out and I finished it in less than 24 hours. It was just as amazing as the first 2. Definitely a series where all 3 books are great.

Things I liked
I love love love the relationship between America and Maxon. While this is definitely a love triangle kind of story, as it always is, their friendship throughout the books is something fun to watch.

The dystopian element was great. I liked the society they had set up and the complications it brought into the books.

Things I didn't
Honestly I love everything about these books. They can get a little cheesy at parts, but for some reason when it comes to these, it just works for me.

Overall: Adorable. Read the whole series.

Book 31 of 50

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