Critique | The One by Kiera Cass

3 Teacups
Dates Read: July 27, 2015 – July 28th, 2015

**Spoiler Alert**


Source: Goodreads

There were quite a few things that happened out of the blue in this novel with little to no explanation. *spoilery, sorry!*

For one, America’s father dies. Why was this necessary to the plotline? So Maxon can finally profess his love for her out loud?

Both the king and queen die. I would’ve liked to have seen how the King dealt with Maxon marrying America. I feel like both their deaths were unnecessary.

The love letters. While America was away, Maxon wrote her love letters and that was it. She read them, he asked for them back when he got pissed, and I don’t even know what she did with them.

Celeste becomes a nice person and dies….the end. Why?

Anne is interested in Aspen, but Aspen and Lucy are interested in each other. America says something to Aspen, but he says nothing about his feelings for Lucy. Then Anne dies, but we don’t find that out until the epilogue.

The epilogue was ok, but expected. America and Maxon get married! Hooray. We knew that was coming since the first book. I’m still standing by my statement that this series could’ve easily been one or two books. Not 5 (plus novellas).

Out of the three so far, this one is probably my favorite (that term being used lightly). I’m not entirely sure why, but it felt less…frustrating than the others.


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