Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.
The Selection changed America Singer’s life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen — and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she’s made her choice… and she’s prepared to fight for the future she wants.
Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever — and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want — and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
I wanted to read this book ever since I read its plot in my monthly letter from a Bulgarian publisher. They had been decided to publish it in Bulgarian and was sure that I’m going to buy it. Well, I didn’t bought it, but I found it in the city library, so I took it.
It’s an easy-going, enjoyable book. This is for sure. The story is interesting, good written and entertaining. I’m really used to such kind of books, so I finished it for a short time.
The story itself is not something very original, as there is tons of movies and tons of books with similar plot, but is contemporary and mostly written for young readers.
I recommend this book to readers between 10 – 18 years and to hopelessly romantic people.
General note: 6/10