Book Review | The Selection by Kiera Cass

Title: The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection, #1

Genres: Dystopian, Romance

Publication/Year: HarperTeen • 2012 

Page Numbers: 336

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"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."
My Rating★★★★.5

Quote(s) I Like:
"Aspen, I know you could do it. But you're not a superhero.. You can't expect to be able to provide everything for everyone you love. You can't do everything." - America

"...sometimes people don't know whether to interpret silence as confidence or fear." - Marlee

"The Selection was no longer something that was simply happening to me, but something I was actively a part of. I was an Elite. I pulled back the covers and leaped into the morning." - America

My Thoughts:
enjoyed the characters from beginning to end. I love how America was skeptical at first,but after getting to know Prince Maxon she became his friend. After he made a shocking decision to cut from 27 to 25 and then abruptly to the Elite and kept her I was sold.

Aspen upset me from start to finish. Even though I understood a bit of why he wanted America to sign up and go he didn't fight for her to stay. Last minute, like most guys, when he's losing her he decides to take a stand and fight. 

I hope America goes with Prince Maxon because his heart is as pure as gold. She was his first date, first argument and even his first kiss. Maxon definitely seems like the type of guy every girl dreams about. 

I'm totally team Maxon!

Overall Conclusion:
I am extremely in love with this book so far and I can't wait to continue on with the series. Now that the group has been cut down to the Elite I wonder who will stay and who will go home...

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