The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
Details: Hardcover, 327 pages
Published: April 24th 2012 by HarperTeen
Source: I bought it
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My Rating: 4 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: I just want to start off by saying that I love America. I love that she was honest and herself, not to mention funny. I think that is the main reason I enjoyed The Selection as much as I did. I need to either really like the characters or really hate them. I just need to feel something and I did.
The writing was also great. It was so easy to read and I was pulled right in from the first page. I just flew right through this book.
The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is beacuse nothing was a surprise. Other than that it was great. If you are looking for a light fluffy read, you need to pick this one up. It is the perfect summer read.
I will be reading more by this author. I can’t wait to read book two, The Elite.