The One is the final novel in Kiera Cass’ Selection trilogy (The Selection review here and The Elite review here). These novels have such GREAT characters. A kingdom in turmoil, a prince who needs to pick his princess, a girl from a small background in the mix, and war knocking at the door of the castle [literally].
This is almost like a realistic fairy tale. haha. A fairy tale that has real life elements. A wannabe-princess that doesn’t know what she wants for her future… could it get any better than that?! A prince whose father (the king) is less than kind and definitely not a loving man. These people are not royalty… they’re us. Well, they are us without the money problems. haha.
These novels seemed so foofy to me in the beginning… but they’re really not. The characters are multi-faceted people. America Singer is such a strong-willed main character… I love the sheer volume of novels with strong female leads nowadays! =) If you’re looking for a fairy tale set in a dystopian world, look no further.