Saturday, May 4, 2013

Review: The Selection

Title - The Selection 
Author - Kiera Cass
Series - The Selection #1
Genre - YA Dystopian 
Format - HC
Published April 24th 2012


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.


America Singer life may not be glamorous nor is she rich but she’s in love with a boy who happens to be one step below her status. When the new of the Selection she has no desire to take part but her mother wants her to at least try for the family. Aspen her secret boyfriend feels like if she doesn't try then he'll feel guilty and what if the rest of their lives. When America hears from Aspens mother she thinks he’s going to propose she tries to encourage him by buying food and surprising him with dinner. Instead Aspen freaks because he should be providing for her and ends their relationship.

America is shocked when they call her name, but with everything that happened with Aspen she accepts the offer knowing it will better the family not because she wants to be with the prince. However as she starts to get to know the prince she learns he’s not the guy she assumed him was and her plans to keep him as just a friend go out the window. Not only does she have to deal with the emotions of liking the prince she also has to be careful of rebel attacks and now Aspen has showed up at the palace. He’s still in love with her and not ready to let go.  What’s a girl to do?

I been dying to read The Selection since it first came out but I have a huge review pile and just never got around to it. I’m thrilled to find the time today to sit down and read The Selection it was well worth the wait. The Bachelor meets Revolution only way better. I didn't like the way that Aspen acted with America so I was a little frustrated to see him pop up in the guards because I'm all for Team Maxon. I really like America she’s smart, stubborn and reminds me a lot of myself with the musical artistic side. I think the concept is fantastic and the story is brilliantly written. I easily gobbled The Selection up in one afternoon. Now I have to wait for the hardback of The Elite to show up. I can't wait till next year to see how it all will end. 

5 out of 5 stars

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