Saturday, August 23, 2014

The One

by Kiera Cass

Ah, what's a book review without some more dystopian future?

Well after WWIII, we have a very different world. What used to be North and South America, are all one nation called Illea and it is run by a king. Everyone lives in a caste system and it is out of this that Prince Maxon is supposed to choose his bride. Thirty-six girls are chosen at "random" from all over the nation.

In the third, and final book (not including the novella before this), the selection is narrowed down to four, very different, girls. There are choices to be made, rebels to beat, and parents that are impossible to please. All the makings of a great intrigue.

 I really enjoyed reading this series. Of course, the front covers are half the battle and they are a win. I also appreciate the overall "cleanness" of the book.

As far as the characters go, they were very likeable, but it feels like this could have been written in one book. Maxon and America obviously care for each other from the start, but are too scared to tell one another. This leads to a lot of extra confusion and, mostly, stretches out the series.

Four stars from me. Enjoyable and light read.

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