Review: The Elite and The One by Kiera Cass

Happy Sunday, and Happy Valentine’s Day! Did any of you get books for Valentine’s Day? My mom gave me Glass Sword, the sequel to Red Queen (the book you’ve all heard me rave about). I’ve already started it, but that’s not what I’m here to post about today.

If you’ve been following, you know I read The Selection last week. Well, it was only a matter of days before I finished the rest of the trilogy. I decided to review The Elite and The One in the same blog post, because I breezed through them in like two days and can’t remember where one stops and the other starts!


Want to know something fascinating about these books? They are all the same amount of pages. Yup, all three are 323 pages long… That’s aesthetically pleasing.

Although it’s bothering me that The Selection and The Elite are taller than The One. Why would they do that?!?!?

ANYWAYS. Back to the review.

As always, I was slightly disappointed with the sequel in comparison to the first book. I don’t think Kiera Cass could have beat The Selection.

Right away, I have to give The Elite and The One four stars.

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It just seemed a bit unnecessary for Cass to drag out the process the way she did. At times during The Elite, I found myself saying, “Come on, hurry it up Prince Maxon.” Like seriously, he was taking so long to narrow down his marriage choices! It was evident from the beginning who he would pick, but he had dumb reasons to keep the other girls there in the castle with him, where they were clearly in danger.

However, I must say that even though the books were predictable, I was never really bored. Sometimes, America would confuse me with how she felt towards the two love interests in her life. She would change her mind so much!

I really don’t want to spoil these books for you, but I can say that the ending was immensely satisfying. I absolutely fell in love!

Let me explain myself a bit here. I didn’t want to make this review long, because I talked a lot about the story in my review for The Selection. I just don’t have much else to say. I do really recommend the whole trilogy, though.

I’m sorry if this is disappointing! I promise I’ll have some longer posts up soon.

Enjoy your books and your chocolate on this fabulous holiday. Even if you don’t have a Valentine, like me, treat yourself and be happy today.

Thank you for reading.

One comment

  1. Steven · February 15, 2016

    What would be really awesome is write reviews on books no one would expect you to read. Like a Star Wars book or something way out there that turns out to be good in the long run. Overall such a great sight and an even better writer 🙂


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