“The opportunity 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, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to realize that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.”
One of the best series that I have ever read! “The Selection” is the first novel of a trilogy, but I am keeping my fingers crossed for a fourth book… hint hint Kiera Cass! 🙂 When I first saw this book on Amazon the cover caught my eye. I was like, hey she’s wearing a nice dress. But once I read the back of it I liked it even more. It reminded me of the story of Cinderella, yet at the same time it also reminded me of the story of Esther from the Bible because she had to compete for the king’s attention as well. A friend of mine read this book around the same time that I did and she described it as the Bachelor meets Disney. In a way, it does. But boy was I thrilled that I was right about my explanation of it! (I went on Kiera Cass’ website and found out that I was indeed right about my theory. It was a mix of Cinderella and Esther). Anyway, I loved the book! It does kind of fit into the dystopian genre and all, but it is so much better. It’s full of excitement, romance, and believe it or not, comedy. Every time I guessed at something I only found myself to be wrong. This book is so unpredictable and I really enjoyed that aspect of it. It was a quick read and, maybe in a few months, I’ll give it another read.