Book Review: The Selection

General Information:

Pages: 322 (Paperback)

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance

Series: The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Publisher: Harper Collins

Source: Purchased

ISBN: 9-780007-466696

Release Date: April 12th, 2012

Book Format: Paperback

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: 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 Thoughts: I adored this book. Maxon, at first glance, come across as a stereotypical prince – but he’s not. Duh, otherwise America would never even glance at him. I found that the interactions between America and Maxon/ Aspen, (Despite being romantic, hence annoying,) helped the story-line massively, ergo, one of the themes being romance.

I would like to think that Kiera Cass could have made the plot a bit longer, or squashed them all into one book. (I don’t like waiting.) But, on the upside, I can now brag about how I read four books in one night. (Book Tag: The Book Courtship Tag, Phase 5)

This book was incredible and I can’t wait for the Crown!

(Four days people, four days!)



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