Title: The one
Author: Kiera Cass
Serie: The selection #3
The one in five words: rebels, decisions, heartbreak, family, love.
The third book in the serie starts off with a blast. America is still struggeling with herself and her feelings. The fact that there are only four people left in the competition for Maxon and the crown, makes it all the more nerve-racking. I think America has grown well since the first book. Don’t get me wrong, she should probably still think more about what she’s doing sometimes. She is unpredictable at times, kind of like a loose canon; something the king despises. The king and America definitively are not on the same page about, well, most things. America has made some friends though, and they are amazing 🙂 I loved seeing some of the friendships grow, especially between the selected. When you put four girls in an enclosed space for a certain amount of time, there will be bickering, but they will also talk, because that’s how girls are. Girls talk. Which, at certain points of the story makes Maxon wonder…
In this book the author gives America a lot of difficult choises to make, and well, not everything turns out the way America intend right away (or at all…) Maxon also gets to make some decisions this time, and while I don’t always agree with him, I understand why he makes a lot of the choices. I can also understand Americas fear of committing herself to Maxon when there are still three other girls still in the competition. Laying your heart on the line for someone when your not sure the other person will do the same is scary. I liked this book because of the story in general, it’s a well crafted story, but I also liked most of the characters and their growth. It’s an entertaining read, and fairly quick to get through (even though it’s 323 pages long).
All in all I liked this book, there were both some surprises and things I knew would come at the end of the book. Now I just need to wait for the library to buy the fourth book, The heir, in the serie so I can borrow it 🙂