So just for the sake of posting something, here's a really quick review I posted on Amazon of The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass, which was just released today.
I received the Kindle copy, read it in around half an hour, closed the book, reopened it, re-read a few chapters. By that time there really was only one thought going through my head.
Which is really sad, because really? This is the big build up that we've been waiting an year for? Come on (that's really all I can say without spoiling too much). I will say: I was so confused about the romance at the end. If you read the book, you'll probably understand. (Person who America ends up with) seems to hate her for about a chapter, and then something big happens which leads to him admitting he still loves her. Um. So it takes a near death experience to change a person from making a decision that would affect this person for the rest of his/her life?
And also, you take an somewhat unlike-able character, and in a chapter she's done a complete 180 and is suddenly the most friendly person ever? Fine, I can live with that. She was starting to grow on me. But then you KILL her??!!
Now of course, this is in my opinion and people may have different view. I found this book a super fast read and I was really surprised when it was over because I never check the reading progress on my Kindle.
There were many good elements in the plot: I still found America and Maxon's banter hilarious, some realistic issues arose (which is really good because I would've laughed if it never did). Can I just say that ____ & ____ 's timing was so predictably horrible? I was expecting it, but when we got there my mind kind of just went craaaap. Also, the writing style was smooth and generally easy to read, which was great.
My rating: Better than The Elite, but not as great as The Selection, which IMO was pretty much the only reason I stuck around. That, and I kind of needed to know the resolution of the gosh dang love triangle.
Really my rating should have been 3/5, but I bumped it up because I'm happy with who America ends up with.
And that's it. Bye!