Storyline Rating : 4.5/5 stars
Series : Book 3 in The Selection
Brief Summary from Goodreads :
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!
My Point of View :
First off, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE COVER! It’s the best one out of the series. It’s probably Mer’s wedding dress, right?
The feeling I had after I’ve completed this book is more or less the same as the time when I finished the second book, minus the part where I can’t sleep after the ending. I’m happy to say that Mer is not as annoying as the second book, at least I get a clear idea of who she really want (*FINALLY, WOMAN!*). It’s Maxon that I want to slap left, right, up and down. The things that he does made Mer so insecure, made me think that he changed his mind about loving Mer.
That wasn’t the reason I gave 4.5 stars though (*Mer was way worse in the second book than Maxon is in this book, so….), it’s the near-end part of the story that made me minus the 0.5 star. It’s a little to fast, I was hoping that Mer would just tell Maxon about her and Aspen’s past relationship, and how Maxon would react. I definitely was not expecting Maxon to find out about it unexpectedly and then somehow got over it so friggin fast. It’s not that I don’t want him to get over it, but it’s just that it ended to abruptly.
I would definitely love to see a novella about Mer and Maxon’s after-wedding relationship! That is…what Book 4 is about right?
Favorite Quote :
I’m happy that Mer end up with Maxon! Maxon has always been my favorite from the moment I read The Selection. I absolutely love the moment he said,
“America….I know you see a king here, but let me be clear; this isn’t a command. This is a request, a plea. I beg you; make me the happiest man alive. Please do me the honor of becoming my wife.”