Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Reads: The One by Kiera Cass!

Hello everyone! I'm gonna be starting this week's Friday Reads with another series ender! Seem like this year I have a lot of series ending! This is also a series that I really need to feature in Ink & Batter soon-ish, cause I want to reproduce the dresses in the covers in cupcake shape!

Even if it's mostly all about the romance, the dystopian setting for it makes it count for my Dystopian Reading Challenge 2014!

The One (The Selection #3)The One by Kiera Cass

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This year seems to be full of series enders for me! Although I wasn't totally dying to get this one as much as I might have had other books, I still really wanted to know what the deal with the rebels was and who would America end up choosing, Aspen or Maxon?

I promise I will keep this review as spoiler free as possible, I've already spoiled everyone that asked about it, and I refuse to ruin the book for anyone!

Despite the dystopian elements in this book, it always seemed that it was mainly a romance (is dystopian romance a genre? if you, it's right for this trilogy!) with a setting on a dystopian world, but the whole dystopian world was never really a big part of the storyline. We got some hints here and there, and it got a slight bigger part on the second book, and here it also becomes a bit more important.

I think it might have been what lead to this book not working too well with me. These books have been a fluffly read, fast and adorable for me, and I feel like too much was crammed into this final book for its size. The resolution of the love triangle, with a few key revelations about the rebels, a change on plot direction and then a final showdown with something that for me felt like taking the very easy way out to solve some of the conflicts that were given so much importance.

I enjoyed the book, I got emotional at quite a few scences, though I'm not entirely sure of how necessary the death of a certain character was... and I was pretty happy with the resolution of the love triangle, since I was never clearly Team Aspen or Team Maxon. But once I finished the book I just felt that everything was solved too quickly, taking the easy way out sometimes. I was glad to see that the girls managed to tranform their competitive ways into something better for females everywhere, so thank you for that Kiera Cass!

Not the best series ender ever, but I enjoyed it well enough, so I give it 3 stars. I know I will be recommending it to a friend of mine that will probably totally love it, since it's right down her alley!

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  1. Aw, I'm sorry you didn't love this one Pili. But I'm glad you still liked it. For the most part :D I have yet to start these books.. and yet I own all three of them :p Ack. I'm still not sure if I want to read them. As I KNOW I will hate the love triangle. Ugh. But I am interested. Mostly. Anyway. I'm glad you liked it sweetie. <3 Amazing review, as always :)

    1. The covers are so absolutely beautiful! The books are good enough, but at least for me not mind blowing!
      I'd love to hear your opinion on these!

  2. Fluffy reads, lol. I definitely agree - from what I've read, anyway. I read The Selection and ehhh, it was okay. I probably won't finish the series, so I appreciate the spoilers you shared with me :)

    Fabulous review, Pili!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thank you, Alyssa!! Sometimes we do have to pick and choose what books we want to invest out time, cause too many books, too little time!


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