Review Of The Selection

Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Book: The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Annoying/Indecisive Protagonists, The Swoon-Worthy Maxon Schreave (What? He deserves to be in his own genre.)

Rating: 5/5 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 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.


Review: This was such a good debut novel that sucked me in right from the first page. The idea for this story is so good (think The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games, but better written and with a prince for a prize) and the writing was exquisite. 

If you can look past all of the stupid decisions that the protagonist America makes, then you will (most likely) seriously enjoy the book like I did.

Want to know something funny? America's last name is Singer. Can you guess what her profession is? Yes, she's a singer. Haha (not really). But that doesn't matter because she has a secret boyfriend. Okay, had a secret boyfriend (they break up within the first few chapters) whose name is Aspen and I never liked him. Then again, not a lot of people (as far as I'm aware of) do.

Then we have Maxon, also known as one of my fictional boyfriends. (If you've already read the book then you'll understand where I'm coming from.) He's the prize that all of the 35 girls are fighting for in the Selection. Maxon is a total gentleman that I fell in love with the minute Miss Cass introduced him in the story. Unless you're Team Aspen, I think you will too.

The whole concept of The Selection was everything that I could ever want in a book and more. With the pretty dresses, gorgeous princes, and glittering jewels, how could I resist reading this? So if you're also into that stuff, you'll probably like it too.

See you all tomorrow with a review of the next book, The Elite!

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