What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The One by Kiera Cass

So it's no secret that I have loved this series so far. I've read it several times, and it never gets old. So I dove into it as soon as I got my hands on it. Here are links to my reviews of both The Selection and The Elite if you are curious about those before you read this review!
Here's the 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.

What I Liked: 1) I love these characters. I have from the beginning, although in book 2 I had some issues with America. I guess I'll start with her. Author Kiera Cass has done an amazing job showing America's growth throughout the the series. It is so easy to believe that her participation in the Selection is making changes in her because Cass shows us with every chapter just how much America's thoughts and desires shift. 2) The relationship the final girls form. I was truly surprised at how close the girls get in the final weeks. I appreciate that Cass took the time to fully explore and develop those relationships when she could have easily ignored it and just focused on America's relationships with Aspen and Prince Maxon. They spend a lot of time together as the weeks in the castle stretches on, and it gives the reader a chance to really get to know them and see how they become friends. 3) I love Maxon. Actually, Maxon has grown a lot throughout the series. I've always thought he was a sweetheart, but he gets a lot stronger as the books progress. He gradually begins to take on some of the qualities from the girls he's getting to know, and growing into someone who could be a leader. 4) We changed up the setting a little bit. That was unexpected, and I don't want to go into detail because I don't want to give anything away, but after spending so much time at the castle between the first two books, it was a nice change of pace. 5) The ending. When I finished this book, I called my sister (who had already finished it) and just said "Oh my gosh, I don't think it could have ended any better!!" Okay, there were some things that I wish hadn't had to happen, but I think that they ended up being necessary to the story. Every question was answered, every story line tied up with a nice little bow. This book was like a present for me.

What I Didn't Like: Nothing!

Overall Thoughts: I LOVE THIS SERIES! It's funny, because I think it's similar to the show The Bachelor (obviously there are some differences) which I have never really gotten into. The character development is excellent, and the plot lines kept me engaged from book one all the way through the final page of The One. Kiera Cass's ability to bring the characters to life is probably my favorite part of the story. I've heard a rumor that we may get some more stories from this world, and I for one can't wait to see what else she'll come up with!

My Rating: 5 shots

5 comments:

  1. I liked this as a conclusion. Did you see that there's going to be an epilogue novella?

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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    1. Yep!! I'm pretty excited, although I wish it wasn't just a novella. I feel like novellas are just mean. Too little information.

      Courtney

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  2. Glad you enjoyed this series! :) I've only read the first installment and I thought it was cute. Hopefully I'll get around to finishing this series!

    Amber Elise @Du Livre

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    1. It only seems to get better with each installment!

      Courtney

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  3. شركة القائد من الشركات الاوله فى الدمام والرياض
    شركة القائد
    حيث تمتلك شركتنا عمالة فنية ومدربة جيدا على الاهتمام بتنظيف الشقق والفلل والمنازل كما تهتم بأدق التفاصيل للوصول الى الصورة المثالية التى يبحث عنها العميل فهدفنا الرئيسى هو ان نوفر لعملائنا الاعزاء الراحة النفسية كما تمتلك شركتنا
    افضل المعدات الحديثة وادوات النظافة العامة المطابقة للمواصفات لنصبح افضل شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض كما نكون حريصين على استخدام افضل الخامات والمواد التنظيف التى تجعل منزلك نظيفا وجميلا والتى تمت تجربتها ومطابقتها للمواصفات اكثر من مرة للوصول الى الهدف المنشود .
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    شركة تنظيف بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف بجازان
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجازان


    شركة مكافحة حشرات بجازان
    تعتبر شركه القائد من افضل الشركات فى تنظيف الخزانات بجازان فنحن نقوم بتقديم الخدمات المميزه التى تتحدث بالجوده والتميز دائما وتعمل الشركه جاهده على توفير المال والجهد للعميل فتقدم له افضل الخدمات فىتنظيف الخزانات والتى نؤديها بمهاره عاليه ودقه جيده ترى نتائجها من التعامل الاول مع الشركه فاذا كنت تشتكى من تسريب الخزان او كسره فان شركتنا عندها خبره وافيه فى هذا المجال ولها القدره على تنظيفه وتصليحه والتخلص من الروائح الكريهه والتخلص من مسببات التلوث الموجوده به وجعله كانه يبدو كالجديد تماما.
    شركة تنظيف بجازان
    نحن افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام نحن نمتلك الخبرة الكبيرة جدا فى الرش ولدينا احدث الاجهزة الموجودة فى الاحساء والجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام نحن افضل شركة رش مبيد بالدمام نحن نعمل على مدار 24 ساعة يومين ولا نمل من الرش او المكافحة .رش المبيدات يحتاج الى شركة كبيرة جدا فى الرش ولديها خبرة كبيرة جدا نحن لدينا خبرة كبيرة جدة ولدينا اجهزة حديثه جدا فى الرش
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة القائد من الشركات الاوله فى مجال تسليك المجارى بالرياض شركة القائد هى الشركة التى تعمل على تسليك المجارى باحدث الاجهزة الحديثة المتعدده فى مجال التسليك بالرياض نحن فى شركة القائد نعمل على تسليك المجارى بالرياض من قبل الاجهزة الالكترونية والعمال الذين يبدعون فى مجال التسليك المجارى بالرياض.
    شركة تنظيف بجدة
    شركة نقل اثاث بجازان

    شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض
    اتصل بنا الان على افضل شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض نحن الافضل فى الرياض

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