Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection, #1
Release Date: 24, April, 2012
Genre: Dystopian, Romance
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: NetGalley
Rate: 4/5


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


The Selection is the first book in The Selection series by Kiera Cass. This book mainly focuses on a normal teenager, America, who upon her mother and boyfriend's request unwillingly enters a contest called The Selection. America's lifestyle totally changes at the Illéa palace. Unexpectedly, America gets selected and leaving every bad memory behind, America finally enters the contest. And then the love triangle starts.... (eeeep..)
I was interested in this story because of all the hype that this series has been getting since CENTURIES, plus the cover is so attractive. The synopsis sounded so intriguing to me that I had to request it - this book was fantastic!!!!
I love dystopian books. This book is also set in the future but there are prince & princesses. The writing quality of the author is so engulfing - there were so many shocking and cliffhanger-ish scenes that you wouldn't be able to put it down.
I am in love with America's character! America is such a bold and confident character. She sacrifices for her family, enters the competition so her family can live peacefully, and starts her new life at the palace. She is just so kind to her maids, while 98% participant girls are not. She would be a perfect queen!! <3
The little bit romance between Prince Maxon and America was so cute! There was no insta love in between them. It was very sweet watching Maxon trying to win America's heart. Although America is supposed to do that 'Thing'...
The love triangle is über irritating sometimes. Maxon and America's romance was starting to become smooth, but then Aspen arrives like a surprise bomb. Please Aspen... No! Don't let her be with Aspen... *fingers crossed*
The cover is so * _ *. The font and the beautiful girl...damn it's perfect! The cover is no doubt very eye catchy.
Overall, the book was very intriguing and I can't wait to read the next book *squeals*.
What are you opinions about The Selection? Are you team Maxon or team Aspen?
Happy Reading!  <3

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