Book Review – The Elite by Kiera Cass | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The One by Kiera Cass

The One by Kiera Cass | Blushing Geek

The One by Kiera Cass
The Selection, #3
on May 6th 2014 by HarperTeen
Young AdultRomance
323 pages
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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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.


This book didn’t let me put it down until I finished it unlike what I felt reading its previous book. I am really hopeful of this book after seeing its ratings on goodreads, and I am extremely happy that it’s finally good!

The first few chapters are still a meh but the story becomes really interesting once it finally talks more about the rebels and what they are really fighting for.

The King here is still as jerk as he can be so I am still extremely glad that I read The Queen first before this, hahaha. I don’t think anyone will enjoy that story once they know how he became.

I also like that they finally gave us more personal information about the Elites. It fills my heart with joy how the four of them are finally bonding and not letting the competition destroy their fun. It didn’t happen instantly, but after all of those “quarrels”, it’s rewarding to see the four of them becoming real friends this time. And Celeste finally had a change of heart!

The dreaded love triangle has been resolved early although they still lack communication. All those heartaches could have been avoided if they were able to talk it out and not jump to conclusions. But oh well, I guess this is just how love triangles are.

Also to my delight, America also redeemed her character a time or two making it a more pleasant read. Finally girl!

The storyline itself, the rebels, the Selection, did move quickly and ended on a very satisfying note to the rest of the plot line. There’s some “rewarding” deaths but most are unexpected. Despite all of that, I have to say that it was a very good end to America and Prince Maxon’s Selection.

With that very satisfying ending, I am still up for the spinoff, *wink.

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2 years ago

This is a series that I just have never felt compelled to pick up for some reason. I do love the cover and am very happy that you got a good ending to the series.

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