The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass
Exchange between me and my fiancé while reading The One:
Me: reading, grumbles, forcefully shuts book
Him: What’s wrong?
Me: This book. Ugh. proceeds to explain plot points of the book
Him: reads the cover. That doesn’t seem like something you’d enjoy reading. I’m surprised you picked it up.
Me: But it’s so good!
Him: What are you talking about? You just said you hated it!
Me: No, I didn’t say that. I’m annoyed because I just want them to end up together and of course *spoiler* has to happen. But it’s soo good, I love it.
That’s basically the gist of this series for me. It’s frustrating and annoying and the writing is terrible, but it’s seriously crack. I couldn’t stop. I wanted so badly for Maxon and America to get together and I wanted to see the love story play out, that as irritated as I was, I couldn’t put it down.
Thank goodness, the love triangle has dissipated by this book. America knows who she wants, and he seems to be okay with that too. There’s still drama with it later on because nothing is easy and there had to be SOMETHING to disrupt the happiness for awhile, and it’s annoying but predictable and whatever.
Everyone makes stupid decisions, and the ending is too convenient and obvious but there had to be something to bring everyone to their senses. It was also nice to finally see the story with the rebels resolved (well, okay, more like acknowledged and heightened), though nothing really felt like it had changed by the end of the book. Just promises. But it’s fun, it’s enjoyable, and dammit, it’s a love story, and who doesn’t like those?