Book Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: YA Dystopia
★★★★ (3.5 stars)
*Do not read this discussion if you haven’t read the first two book in the Selection Series.*
This series goes from a love-I-don’t-know-how-many-angles to a love-quadrilateral to a love-triangle. It’s just like a reality tv show – loads of dramas and yet highly entertaining. It is a fast read and I’ll recommend to anyone who couldn’t invest time in a big book.
I like how America’s able to stand up for what’s right, even if it defies the King. She is courageous and I love that, however, she could be really irritating and annoying. She keeps saying to herself that she needs to tell Maxon about Aspen, and then when the opportunity comes she’ll be like ‘nah not now’ (Seriously?).
She changed drastically. I’m glad that she’s now everyone’s bff, but the personality flip is kind of unnatural.
August and Georgia
I want to know more about them! They seem cool 😛
Do you think he’d be extremely guilty if he chose Kriss as his wife? Like I just don’t understand how could he change his mind so quickly. At least give America some time to explain and perhaps postpone the engagement (please?)
I hadn’t listen to any audio books before this one so I don’t know if the narrator did a good job or not. But I did enjoy her ‘Maxon’ voice 🙂
You might be wondering – why on earth would I still give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars if I kept on ranting? The thing is, I’m absorbed in the story. As I’ve said before, this is a reality tv show, and what do reality tv shows do to you? They put superglue on you. Same with this book – even though it has quite a number of flaws, the story’s able to grab my attention. It’s a page-turner (though they’re no pages for me to turn haha).
Also, I understand that the focus of this book is on the romance, not the society. Even though I wish it includes more dystopian elements, I still really enjoyed it.
The Selection Series
They are beautiful! It’s rare for me to say this as I generally don’t like covers that has real people on it.
The next book in this series is going to be released on the 5th of May, 2015. (More details here) I think I’ll read it someday but I won’t rush and get a copy when it’s released.
So what do you think of The One?
∞ ϟ 9¾ ♔ ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ ➵ ♆