Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.
America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown – or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end 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.
The One is the much anticipated final story in The Selection Series for my review on the first two books in the series click on the link. It has been almost a year since I read the last book and have been patiently waiting for this one to come out; so I was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up without rereading the others and fell right back into the story. I have to say it was well worth the wait. America really grows up in this story, she discovers who she is and who she is willing to become, to be with the man she loves; and what is a love story without a few bumps in the road. America shows a lot of courage with an uncertain future ahead of her knowing the King does not approve of her and wants her out of contention as soon as possible, he is constantly pressuring his son Prince Maxon to select a girl more suited to his agenda than America who he feels will destroy everything he and his predecessors have accomplished. Its not an easy road for America and Maxon and all is almost lost as she tries to let go of her past and move on to her future in an uncertain time, while trying to decide if Maxon and the crown is really what she wants for her future or is Aspen who safe and familiar really what she needs. With a rebellion in full swing, threats and attacks on the royal family and the castle, there is always collateral damage and not everyone makes it out in one piece. This book definitely lives up to the hype and anticipation and I think fans of the series who haven't read it yet will be thrilled with the book. It has a little something for everyone, action/adventure love/despair Keira Cass did a great job wrapping up the series. I can't wait to see whats next from this author.
I gave this book a 4 out of 5 star rating.
You can purchase The One and the other books in The Selection series at all major retailers online and in store.