The One by Kiera Cass ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@kieracass)

I just can't get enough of this story! I am loving America and Maxon and I have my fingers crossed that these two fall for one another. 
The One (The Selection, #3)
Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #3
Genre: YA Romance
Published: May 6th 2014

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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.

Alright, you know I'm binge reading this series so I picked up the third book immediately! I need more of America and Maxon because I really want them to get their happily ever after! And what a conclusion this turned out to be! It was full of drama, danger and sweet moments that had me excited about what would happen!

America continued to be a strong and independent woman, even though she was constantly under pressure. The selection was down to the final 4 and it all hinged on America’s feelings and whether or not she could fall into line. I know that America was scared to give her heart to Maxon, but I just wished that one of them would take the plunge... the back and forth was doing my head in!

I liked that we got a bigger insight into some of the rebels, and that America was able to call on new acquaintances to strengthen her spot within the game. I liked seeing the girls become closer, despite fighting for he same guy. It was sweet to see the queen interact with the girls too. But what I loved was getting to know Maxon, seeing his passion and that he was finally opening up to America as well.

Until I picked up the forth book, I didn’t realise that this was the end of America’s story. My heart broke in this read, but I was relieved that there was enough love to bring people together so that they could be stronger together. Although America went through some difficult moments, I was happy with how it all unfolded. I just felt that it was a little rushed and I would’ve enjoyed a little more depth into the rebels.

I've got a couple of big quotes today, they flowed into one another. I found it an amusing moment of America going over the top for Maxon.

​“I know this is silly, but my maids put this new perfume on me today. Is it too strong?” I asked, tilting my neck so he could lean in and breathe.
He came near, his nose hitting a soft patch of skin. “No, dear, it’s lovely,” he said into the curve that led to my shoulder. Then he kissed me there. I swallowed, trying to focus. I needed to have some level of control.
“I’m glad you like it. I’ve really missed you.”
I felt his hand snake around my back, and I brought my face down. There he was, eyes looking into mine, our lips millimeters apart.
“How much have you missed me?” he breathed.
His stare, combined with his voice being so low, was doing funny things to my heartbeat. “So much,” I whispered back. “So, so much.”
I leaned forward, aching to be kissed. Maxon was confident, pulling me closer with one hand and stringing the other through my hair. My body wanted to melt into the kiss, but the dress stopped me. Then, suddenly nervous again, I remembered my plan.
Sliding my hands down Maxon’s arms, I guided his fingers to the zipper on the back of my dress, hoping that would be enough.
His hands lingered there for a moment, and I was seconds away from just asking him to unzip it when he burst out laughing.
The sound sobered me up pretty quickly.
“What’s so funny?” I asked, horrified, trying to think of an inconspicuous way to check my breath.
“Of everything you’ve done, this is by far the most entertaining!” Maxon bent over, hitting his knee as he laughed.
“Excuse me?”
He kissed me hard on my forehead. “I always wondered what it would be like to see you try.” He started laughing again. “I’m sorry; I have to go.” Even the way he stood held a sense of amusement. “I’ll see you in the morning.”
And then he left. He just left!

Paperback Page 12-13

He bit his lips. “I’m sorry I laughed, but really, what else could I do?”
“I had plenty of ideas,” I muttered, still embarrassed at my attempt to seduce him. “I feel so stupid.” I buried my head in my hands.
“Stop,” he said gently, pulling me in for an embrace. “Trust me when I say, it was very tempting. But you’re not that girl.”
“But shouldn’t I be? Shouldn’t that be part of what we are?” I whined into his chest.
“Don’t you remember the night in the safe room?” he said, his voice low.
“Yes, but that was basically us saying good-bye.”
“It would have been a fantastic good-bye.”
I stepped away and swatted at him. He laughed, happy to have broken through the uneasiness.
“Let’s forget about it,” I proposed.

Paperback Page 17-18​

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I am a graduate of Radford University with a B.S. in History. I grew up in South Carolina and currently live in Christiansburg, Virginia with my electrical engineer hubby, car-obsessed son, and princess-loving daughter. I'm a #1 New York Times bestseller, woohoo! I'm also a valued customer at my local cupcake shop.

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When people fail to use turn signals, flying, salads.

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Office supplies, boy bands, desserts.

Other reviews featuring Kiera Cass
 The Selection #1
The Elite #2

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