The Selection Stories Continue…


The-OneTITLE:  The Prince | The Guard | The One

AUTHOR: Kiera Cass

GENRE: Young Adult, Romance and Fiction


SETTING(S) :  Kingdom of Illeá

SUBJECT:  To Trust | To Love | To have Courage |

MAIN CHARACTERS:  America Singer, Aspen Leger, Prince Maxon, Queen Amberly,  Celeste Newsome, Kriss Ambers, Elise Whisks, Georgia Whitaker, and August Illea.

MY BOOK SUMMARY- THE PRINCE:  What was Prince Maxon’s like before the selections.  How did he deal with the pressures of being a prince and did he have any friends or first loves among the other Royales he was associated with?  What did he really think about the selections and Miss America Singer?

MY BOOK SUMMARY- THE GUARD: We all know that Aspen Leger broke America’s heart before she arrived to the palace to begin the selection.  But what was his perspective of what was going on before the selection and once he arrived at the palace?

BOOK SUMMARY- THE ONE: The selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon’s heart…  For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they’ve formed, rivalries they’ve struggled with and dangers they’ve faced have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives.

Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen. Via:Good Reads (Continues…)


MY SUMMARY: America is still having trust issues with her self, love of Aspen and Prince Maxon.  Her biggest problem is the fear of the future.  Is she ready to listen to heart and where it is about to take her.  If she does chooses Maxon does she have the courage and strength to rule a country?

MY REVIEW:  I was so sad when the story ended… I wanted more.. But all good things have to end.  Again this series caused me to not want to put it down.  The story continue to keep my interest until the very end.  I am glad that all the girls ended up becoming friends and learn to stop fighting because those friendships would prepare for them for what was coming.

I also liked that the story began to tell the back story of the war that was going on among the Kingdom of Illeá.  In the end all the characters find the truth and what needed to happened had to happen for the best of the characters and the Kingdom.

Yes some people might feel that some characters feeling should of been clearer to the audience sooner then it did.  And some might have had enough of America being still confused between her love with Aspen and Maxon.  But if we are all real with our selves and if you have truly loved someone.  It can be complicated…

Lastly I loved reading the letters that Maxon wrote to America and the one she received from her father.  The one from her father was heart touching; I believe several of us girls at times really need someone to tell us that.  I felt like my own father was writing me that letter…