06 May 2014

Review: The One

The One
The One by Kiera Cass

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The only thing worse than the second book syndrome that far too many dystopian YA books have had over the last few years have been the petering out at the end. Mockingjay is the worst offender, lifting us sky-high until it eventually abandoned the initial pretenses in favor of whatever it was, but far too often the satisfying ending is not one that comes around very often in these multi-book series efforts.

Thankfully, The One is not that book.

We take up basically immediately following the end of The Elite, where there are only a handful of girls remaining and the rebel stakes are higher. The king is getting restless, the girls anxious, and America and Maxon and Aspen's love triangle is ever deeper.

Oh Em Gee.

I poke fun, but I *love* this series, and this book was really no different than the others. Things move very rapidly, nothing seems telegraphed, and everything is as it's supposed to be at the end. America is an excellent heroine, and there are subtle, yet important, lessons throughout.

I'm glad this series exists, and I'm ultimately sad it's over.

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