Thursday, October 6, 2016
IF you have not Read The Elite or The Selection there will be SPOILERS AHEAD!!
Fine, don't say I didn't warn you.
The One is for all intents and purposes the final book in the Selection series. Though it is followed by The Heir and The Crown, this is where the original America Singer saga ends, since the next two books focus on her daughter, and this is where we see a resolution to the fates of all the girls who were in the original group.
Though I did enjoy the series as a whole, this volume treads on some dangerously sappy territory, and is only really salvaged by the escalating threat of attack from the Rebel forces and the brief breaks from the (at this point) gooey romance provided by the abject terror and violence our characters face.
Suffice it to say, not everyone's endings are happy. Some of the characters justifiably suffer, others have some pretty terrible things happen to them just as they are beginning to become decent people, but overall, the story is tied up with a neat bow, and so I decided that I will not be reading the next books. I was satisfied with this ending and anything else that comes by will likely only serve to make me wish I had stopped here. So I am stopping here.
Final review: 3/5 bookmarks. It's over, and I'm glad it ended this way.