Sunday, August 3, 2014

46. The One - Kiera Cass

#3 of The Selection series
Audio read by Amy Rubinate
6 unabridgd cds (7.5 hrs.)
Listened to on the long ride home from the east coast
2014 Harper Collins
323 pgs.
YA distopia/romance
Finished 7/28/2014
Goodreads rating:  4.23
My rating:   (2) It was okay
Acquired Bosler Library, Carlisle PA
Setting: in the castle of the king of the new US (I guess...)

My comments:  I had less than five minutes to grab a couple of audiobooks from the shelf at the library before it closed for the weekend.  Snatching this book without really examining it, I stuck it into the car's CD player as I hit the road for my 2500 mile journey.  It didn't take me long to discover this had been a bad choice.  Not only was it number three in a series in which I hadn't read the first two, it was a series that I would never have read beyond book one.  A YA dystopian novel based on the Bachelor and Bachelorette reality series, this was stupid, sappy, and incredibly transparent. No surprises at all.

Becky's review from Becky's Book Reviews

Goodreads book summary:  THE SELECTION changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon’s heart…
          It’s swoon meets the Hunger Games in the final instalment of THE SELECTION trilogy!
          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.
          America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown – or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realises just how much she stands to lose – and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

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