by Kiera Cass
Also by this author: The Elite, The One
Published by HarperCollins
on March 26th 2013
Genres: Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Young Adult
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.
Or maybe it’s because les love triangles and I have a strange relationship which was the main reason why I was so hesitant to read this book in the first place.
Me: “I really should read this book because everyone seems to lurve it.”
Me: “Yeah but….but I don’t wanna.”
Me: “And why is that?”
Me: “There’s a love triangle.” Obvi.
Me: “What if the guy I fall for doesn’t win? Then I’ll be all depressed and blame the book.”
Me: *Contemplates it..* “Yeah. You have a point.”
Picture the beginning of Hunger Games when Katniss had to go through all the interviews, meeting people, only in this story there’s frilly dresses I would like to wear in my dreams. But, I LOVED the concept of this story and how there’s virtually ONE girl that will in the end win the heart of the handsome Prince Maxon. —> I AM IN LOVE WITH HIM.
At first I wasn’t sure who the prince was going to choose so I was hesitant to swoon too hard over him.
I really loved the fact that all of the girls got together and there was little to no girl drama in here. Like you would expect that being in a competition for the prince’s heart. I was pleasantly surprised. AIN’T NO BODY GOT TOME FOR THAT.
In the end, America has a big decision to make an I LOVED going through different scenes and seeing how STRONG and COURAGEOUS she was.
♥America- She’s so strong and brave. If I was in her shoes and was forced to be whisked away from my home, the love of my life, and family I would have gone nuts. Like for realies. Yo.
I loved how she was just HERSELF. Aint no frontin’ her way.
♥Aspen– I’ll admit, I didn’t want to like him only because of the fact that I JUST FEEL IT IN THE CENTER OF MY BEATING HEART he’s not going to be the one America ends up with. (Er, well, I don’t THINK he will) But, I still swooned when they were together and plus, I still have some sort of connection to him because he is America’s first love.
♥Maxen– Ooooooo Maxen. I immediately connected with him. Although I didn’t want to at first because I kind of expected him to be stuck up and stuffy but I was pleasantly surprised that he was THE FRIGGIN COMPLETE OPPOSITE! *Me swoons. Me swoons.*
I also loved how I could visually imagine everything in my mind easily. I could imagine America with her frilly dresses and all the decorations, the garden where America and Prince Maxon frequented. *Winks at you again*
Haha, That moment where America accidentally slilpped up and called the prince by his name without using his “Princely title.” Then the crowd gawked at her but then she stared back at them like, YEAH. I DID IT. NAH WHAT?BECAUSE SHE COULD. SHE IS A BOSS LIKE THAT.
Hmm. There wasn’t a whole lot of what I didn’t like, BUT if I am being forced to choosing something, I’d say the fact Prince Maxon had to go around with other girls and take them on dates. I felt for America. This chick gets all of my sympathy cake, because I personally, being the spoiled brat
(not really) that I am, I wouldn’t have stood for it. *stomps foot*
This book teaches about being yourself, even when being yourself is your very last option and can get you into a lot of trouble. It also teaches about strength, courage, and finding yourself. I DEF. recommend this book. In fact, I also recommend you and I get together, eating some strawberry cake and discussing how much we love this book? Or would you prefer a slice of le Red velvet?
Over to you:
Have YOU read the Selection? Did you love it as much as I did? What are some books that are similar to this series? Ohhh, and most importantly, vanilla or strawberry cake?