Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review: The Selection


The Selection (The Selection, #1)

Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Rating: 5 stars


Summary:
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 the palace and compete for the heart of the 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


Review:
WOW! I only picked up this book because the cover was pretty and I had seen it on a few blogs… MAN was I in for a surprise!

I LOVED this book!


Plot: Ok… so this is the future where the US is now a monarchy. I think this is supposed to be Dystopian, but there were too few dystopian points to make it so. (curfew, string caste system…) Anyways, if a Princess is born to the King and Queen, she marrys a prince in another country (to keep up good relations) but if a prince is born, we have a Selection!
The Selection is where every eligiable lady enters into a drawing, and 1 girl from each province is chosen (35 provinces) to go to the castle to meet the Prince and hopefully he will find true love.

America was the only one who did NOT want to go though. She doesn’t want to be a princess, she had already found love, even if not practical love (he is a caste below her)
BUT she is chosen and then has to “compete” against 34 other ladies. However, she is honest and blunt and up front with the Prince that she will not love him, though she could offer friendship, something he doesn’t have.

This was an AMAZING book! At the beginning it has a very Hunger Games feel to it… from a district that is poor (she is a 5- very low caste) is taken to a competition and is primped up. Then of course there is not blood/gore or fighting.

Characters: were AWESOME! I LOVE America! She is smart and witty and is not fake! I have nothing negative about her to say. I liked Aspen too… but not that much. AND Maxon was great!

The Romance felt real -both of them… ;)


Overall… I CANNOT wait for the sequel, The Elite!!! I recommend to everyone!

4 comments:

  1. I won an ARC for this a few months back, although I didn't take the opportunity to review it.

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    1. Oh man, you should have! You should still read it if/when you get the chance

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  2. Brilliant review Theresa, just picked up a copy today was not sure if I should start and now will be starting tonight,I am sure I'll enjoy it :D

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  3. I've been wanting to read it, but I've read really bad reviews about this one! Agh! So confused! I don't know if you know, but this is supposed to be made into a series by CW. Maybe that will make me want to read it more.

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