the oneReviewed by First Mate Keira

Title: The One (Selection Trilogy, Book 3)
Author: Kiera Cass
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 323 pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+

Summary: The people of Illéa watch as Prince Maxon chooses the next crown princess from the Four Elite.Will he choose the girl with Asian political connections, the actress/model, the good girl, or the poor girl? Will his choice also choose him? The stakes are higher than ever before – because as each girl knows there can only be one crowned princess.

Why I started this book: Loved books one and two in the trilogy. It was really hard to wait to get this book from the library.


  • I like America – brave, kind, willing, smart. She figured out how to outsmart the king in a very difficult public scenario where all her options appeared to be lose-lose.
  • The scene in the rain at the top of the tower when America and Maxon danced.
  • The angsty break-up – oh the heartbreak – oh the angst – oh the turmoil! Loved it. Although America not telling Maxon about Aspen once she realized she loved Maxon was idiotic.


  • America took a long time to finally admit her feelings and reveal things to Maxon. A lot of their issues can be laid at her feet for not being more open. That said, Maxon was a bit of an idiot at the end, so it’s not all her fault. Luckily they both wised up.
  • Did America’s dad really have to be a secret rebel? Didn’t do anything to the story other than explain her name.

Favorite Quote: “Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.”

Last minute thoughts: Please tell me this is being optioned for the movies.

Buy: The One (The selection Book 3)

Rating: 5 Treasure Chests