Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #1
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Description: 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.
Thoughts: I originally shied away from The Selection simply because it is dystopia. I thought the cover was beautiful but I have always gravitated towards fantasy. But as time went on I heard more and more things about this and finally decided to give it a shot.
I’m glad that I did. I think only once or twice I wished it would pick up but overall I enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series but it isn’t that I have to read it now.
America is a great girl. She is stronger than she gives herself credit for. Though she is bit calculated but it is for the good of her family. I like Prince Maxon. He seems genuine.