The One by Kiera Cass


Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
May 2014, HarperTeen
Genre: Young adult dystopia
How I got the book: I bought it


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.

My Review:


I bought this book along with the second novel, The Elite. As soon as I finished the second book of this main trilogy, I immediately picked up The One and quickly finished it in a day.


America and Maxon still had a rocky relationship in this novel. It was beginning to get annoying again and then the truth came out about Aspen and America having a previous relationship before Maxon came into the picture. That gave some conflict between Maxon and America and it was awesome. Not that I liked seeing them fight, but it’s part of who we are.


The major plot of this one was for Maxon to finally choose a wife. And honestly, I thought America was actually going to lose for a while. Which was cool because I didn’t realize how much I rooted for her until I thought she wasn’t going to win. Also, I think it would be kind of cool if the protagonist didn’t get the guy in the end. However, with these kinds of novels, we all know how everything ends.

The final battle scene brought everything home. People died who I didn’t expect to get killed off and honestly, it hurt when they got killed. Due to spoilers, I don’t want to say too much on this matter, but it was nicely done.


Kiera Cass, as I’ve said in my previous reviews, has such a way with words. The characters could have been stronger, but the ending was perfect for the series as was the final battle scene. Everything was so intense in the last few pages and I was on the edge of my seat for the majority of the book. I would read Cass’s work for the rest of the my life.


While this book still wasn’t as good as the first one, The Selection, I still absolutely enjoyed the book as a whole. Everything was wrapped up neatly with a nice bow on top. The ending was perfect and each and every character throughout the trilogy had some sort of ending, which was nice to see.

The One by Kiera Cass gets…
5-stars5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote:

“The best people all have some kind of scar.” –Kiera Cass, The One

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20 thoughts on “The One by Kiera Cass

    • Lol, I read this trilogy quickly, but I haven’t begun the other books yet. I only have The Heir and I kind of want to get the next one before beginning so I can read them both right away.

    • I agree with you on that one… Though they did explain why America is named America. And it made sense, so I won’t complain. But I still don’t like the name, lol.

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