Friday, 22 August 2014
The One by Kiera Cass
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
"The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants."
WARNING- POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD.
It was obvious from the first book that America was going to win. Her fickleness in this one, though, REALLY got to me. One second she's all, "and in that moment I knew me and Maxon were meant to be" and two pages later she says "Aspen is my life, my true love." Its just.... ughhhhh.
Overall, I liked it. It was just a bit slow and boring in parts. Like the first book in the "trilogy" it at times made me bored. Unlike The Elite which was... perfection.
Some bits seemed like page fillers written just to make a 323 page book. Like Paige and America being shot. My favourite parts, though, were when Elise, Kriss, America and Celeste were all bff-y.
I was VERY surprised about Lucy and Aspen. I did realize, when Aspen kept trying to say something to America, that it was that he does love her but he's moved on. He always started with, "I told you I'd always love you, and I mean it-" but America always butted in because she thought he was going to propose or something. And later on when she told him she loved Maxon in pretty much this way:
Well, I have to go start The Silver Linings Playbook now. Ciao for now!