The One (The Selection) by Kiera Cass (Audiobook)
This is Book Three of THE SELECTION series. In book one, 35 girls enter a competition to marry the prince and become the future queen. In book 2, THE ELITE the competition is cut down to four girls. In The One, those four girls battle it out, so to speak, to become “the one”.
I loved book one, and I liked book two. Book 2 started to get a little political, which I didn’t enjoy as much.
While the politics are still there in book 3, the author manages to make it a little more fun again, with a fluffy feel that I enjoyed so much in Book 1.
The author never tried to keep it a secret who would win this competition, but the ending of The One managed to surprise me. In some cases, I was disappointed. In some cases, I was shocked. I think some of my shock came from knowing there were two more books. Too much seems to have ended here for two more books, and I wonder if the author intended to finish the series here, but got cajoled into writing two more.
Anyway, there is no real reason to read the next two books after The One. This book definitely has a feeling of “The End”. And where I was disappointed in part of that ending, I won’t let the last 20 pages of the book ruin how much I enjoyed the ride to get there. And, yes, I will probably pick up the next two books. I’m curious if the author will be able to keep the momentum going in this wildly entertaining world, or if it will run dry now that “The Selection” part of the world is over.
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I got this book from the library today and read it in a few hours. I actually liked the political aspect of the books (sorry), but what I didn’t like here was that the tension between Maxon and America seemed fabricated. Like she already had those arguments with herself. Like shouldn’t they be past this already. And I knew the secret about Aspen was going to blow up in her face (and I knew he had found someone else).
For the record, I think the next two books are more about their daughter and her selecting a prince. I’m sure the caste issues will be causing problems, but I got the feeling that this was the end of Maxon and America’s love story.
I’m more interested in reading the stand alone fantasy she wrote. And still my TBR pile is never-ending.