Monday, 17 September 2012

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

'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.'

I honestly didn't expect to like this book at all. But I'm so glad I did!

The world that The Selection is set in is very believable. The only thing that annoyed me about the setting wasn't the actual setting, but when Kiera Cass made up that history lesson that was to supposedly teach the reader about how the world had come to be as it was. I believed in the world enough already to not need the history lesson, and it was pretty obvious and a tad forced, but I can see why the author threw it in there.

The Selection didn't have the most exciting of plots, but that didn't hinder it in any way for me. Although only small things happened in many of the chapters, it was still enough to entice me to read more, and I read the book in about a day on account of that alone.

I loved the characters. America could be a little annoying at times, but overall, she seemed very real and I really enjoyed reading about her. Maxon was such a gentleman, so kind and aaahh, loved him as well. So, as you may have gathered, the equation that has formed so far goes something like:

Love for America + Love for Maxon = SHIPPING THEM SO HARD I CAN'T EVEN BREATHE.

And what's that, you say? The little rat, Aspen? 


Enough said.

Overall, I'm going to give the Selection 5/5, it was aaaaamazing, and you should definitely check it out!

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