Jan 26, 2015

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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 by Anniek:

I saw the cover of this book and was sold immediately. I know never to judge a book by its cover, but I do love a beautiful exterior. Fortunately I loved the content just as much. I couldn't put this book down and read it within 2 days. This is quite something as I have a 15 month year old son who needs a lot of attention. The story has been written so well I wanted to know more and kept on reading.
In the world where America Singer lives the people are divided into castes. You can be a one, a two, a three and so on. America is a five and her love Aspen is a six. In their world it is really not done to marry below your own caste, so they date in secret.
Prince Maxon needs to find a wife. The Selection is the way to do this. He will marry a girl who isn't royalty so she can relate to the people. America doesn’t want to sign up, but she has to and doesn't expect to be chosen from the thousand girls who have registered.

America is a person you will instantly fall in love with. She is loyal, brutally honest, sweet, caring and also has quite a temper. I had the feeling that if I would have met her in person she would have been a very close friend within seconds.
If you want to read this book, be smart and get the whole series immediately. I bought a box set which I highly recommend. You will be happy that you can continue with the next book straight away after finishing The Selection.

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