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Review: The One

The One
The One by Kiera Cass
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So, reading straight into The One, the final book in the trilogy (Though there are two more after this, but I’ll explain in the next review)…

This was more a three and a half stars for me. Why?

I was excited to find out who was going to be Maxon’s chosen one. Though there had been hints here and there and everywhere else, I wasn’t one hundred percent sure he and America would wind up together. I mean, rumor had it he and Celeste, a Two–a model, beauitful and crown hungry–had…well, you know. And Kriss seemed like an abvious choice as she was always, “Yes, Maxon,” “Anything you say, Maxon,” “Anything you want me to do, Maxon.” I almost equated her to Rosie the Robot on The Jetsons. America was really the only one to put up a fight–against him, against the throne, against anything she didn’t believe in.

For a while there, I hoped that fighting with Rebels and Apsen upping his game was going to make America rise above the crop. It seems all she did was push everyone away…and yet bring them all closer. She drove me insane with her “I love Apsen”-“I love Maxon” yo-yo. I screamed a few times for being so in decisive.

And that’s all great, because I loved it.

Where it lost me, my heart, was the way the end felt so rushed. And the way Maxon said something to America…and the way the end happened…and I was infuriated! I felt like a MAJOR CHUNK of the story was missing. And after the last word, there was no way to get it back. My heart had an empty spot that needed to be filled.

*heavy sigh*

That’s why I read into book 4 without reviewing…which is in the far future from these three books. (Which is why I group the first three into their own trilogy and the last two into their own duology.)

Oh, to get some more of America’s story….

Still recommend for the high drama and wonderful story.

*A PROMPOSAL OF A BOOK* ~ April 2017

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Reading Theme ~ April 2017.

Oh, here we are. April. Already. How did that happen?
What goes on in April? Showers? Spring flowers? In most places I’ve lived, it’s prom season.

Big dresses.

Bigger hair.

Tux rentals.

Kings and Queens and Crowns.

Awkward moments.

Dancing with that special someone.

If I hear the word “Prom-posal” one more time…UGH. I miss the days of the anxious guy/girl asking out the hopeful girl/guy…the suspense, the drama…and hopefully not a Carrie incident. (Sorry, Stephen King.) I find spending all that cash on asking a girl (or guy) out ridiculous. It’s not like someone is getting engaged…but I digress…The books I’ve chosen to read for this month are definitely Prom-propriate. The dresses alone remind me of prom season. Then I stare at the tiaras, and I really can’t stop thinking about one of the biggest moments of high school life.

In the spirit of grand gowns and shiny crowns, I’ve decided to finally dance my way through…

The Selection series by Kiera Cass.

  1. The Selection
  2. The Elite
  3. The One
  4. The Heir
  5. The Crown
  6. Happily Ever After

From what I’ve been told, I am not going to want to stop reading. Not even to bust a move and “Single Ladies” with Chris Evans. I’m excited to finally read this series, especially since it’s complete and I can read straight through. I just hope I don’t wind up like Carrie…

I want these books to be everything her prom night wasn’t: Awesome!

What are your reading plans for the month?

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