Series: The Selection #1
Published by HarperTeen on April 24, 2012
Genres: YA, Dystopian
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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, 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, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.
Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
One of those series I’ve heard so much about but didn’t get the chance to try until now, after my best friend put her collection box under my nose. Apparently, it was something I needed to read. Obviously, she was right!
If you like fairytales and TV shows, you’re in for quite a treat with this dark version of Cinderella going to The Bachelor that turns into The Hunger Games. Come on, how twisted is that? I finished this book in hours and, surprisingly, I didn’t get bothered by the love triangle situation, but got a bit annoyed by how easily some people can dismiss and forgive certain things. Nevertheless, my reading never slowed down and my curiosity grew with every chapter. During THE SELECTION you don’t just get to know the contestants—with their different attitudes and motives—and spend time with the royal family, you get caught up into dangerous attacks from groups of rebels. Could it be they want more than you think? And if so, what is it that they seek SO much?
I honestly had a great time with this book, the writing flew well and there was always something that compelled me to keep reading. And with how things (not) ended, I’ll have to read more!