Book: The Selection (The Selection #1) by Keira Cass
Published Date: April 24th, 2012
Source/Format: Borrowed from the Library || Hardcover
Summary (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
For a quick summary of what I think and if I recommend this book, check out the Final Thoughts section!
I think America Singer may be one of my favorite female protagonists ever! I loved that she was strong and always true to who she was I really respected that and found her totally inspiring! I really liked how she didn’t take crap from anyone. She was just so herself, even when they tried to change her at the palace.
Ok, yes it is kind of cliche, but it is so fun! I love watching America grow and fall in love, then be conflicted, then be strong. The whole thing is just planned out so flawlessly! It is so easy to fall in love with!
I am not talking about the book specifically but the ethics behind the Selection itself. Its almost Hunger Games like. The thing that really gets me though is the idea that they are there to impress someone. If you are looking for love, that is not the way to do it.
America is strong
Thrown into a different world
To compete for love
- I recommend this book
- I am so excited for the rest of this series!
- EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ IT NOW
- There needs to be a movie of this. Its too good to let it go.
What did you think of the first book in the Selection Series? Who is your favorite character? As you can tell I love America!