Author: Keira Cass
Series: The Selection
Other Books by this Author: The Selection Series, The Siren
Plot: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.
I loved America in The Selection. In The Elite, I wanted to throw things at her for a good portion of the book. In The One, I felt much less violent toward her, though I still found myself occasionally annoyed at her failure to throw Maxon a bone (i.e. even just hinting at her feelings toward him, as it was EXTREMELY obvious that he was deeply in love with her and just needed some reassurance from her), or her inability to see reality (Maxon’s feelings, Aspen’s feelings, etc.) I was so tired of the Maxon-America-Aspen love triangle in the last book, and was relieved to see it winding down as America’s feelings grew stronger. I really felt like the series redeemed itself after the last book and the ups and downs of this story kept me invested to the last minute.