The Selection by Kiera Cass. Published April 24, 2012 by Harper Teen. CDN $11.99 Kindle edition.
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. (Goodreads Excerpt)
What can I say other than WOW with a capitol W. I was sucked in right from the start and couldn’t put this down. I don’t know why I waited so long to read it. I have decided that I love Dystopian books now..lol who knew. Anyway on to the review…
I don’t do spoilers so suffice it to say this book is amazing, full of drama and intrigue and catty girls that you want to smack, (it’s a beautyish pageant with 35 girls competing for one guy, so you expected that!) heartthrob prince that you just want to swoon over and sigh…shy, beautiful America who is full of spunk and honesty and I love how she just says it like it is. She is here for the food! OMG I love this book.
Ok enough gushing. Maxon is awesome. You knew he was so going to turn out to be way better than the tv showed, otherwise it would be boring…This book is not boring.
I have to give it to the author for creating a wonderful, captivating believable story that sucks you in from the start and doesn’t let go. I’m not a fan of love triangles, and I was rooting for Prince Maxon all the time. I’m not sure I am cool with the ending of the book…I won’t say anything else. I’m dying to read The Elite!
Big fan…big big fan…5 stars for me!