Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Selection Review

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Series: Book 1 in The Selection Series
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Romance
Pages: 336

Synopsis (From Goodreads)
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

My Rating

My thoughts

I read this immediately after I finished We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, and I needed a lighthearted easy read.  If you've read We Were Liars, you will understand why.  So if you're looking for some amazing literary master piece this isn't the book for you.  It was a good story,but if you are not a fan of love triangles, this is probably no the book for you.  I can appreciate a good love triangle every once in a while.  The characters can be incredibly frustrating, and I found myself wanting to smack Aspen, and America wasn't much better, but there faults make for a more interesting read, in my opinion.  However annoying America Singer may seem at some times, she did redeem herself when she said this line.  "I am not choosing him or you.  I"m choosing myself."  
So needless to say, I plan on continuing on with the series, and I would definitely suggest it if you are looking for a romance or an easy read.  However don't go into it expecting to get a lot out of it except for a great story.

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