Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Selection

The Selection
By Kiera Cass
HarperTeen, 2012. 327 pgs. Young Adult

"The Selection" is a competition between 35 randomly chosen women from the kingdom to compete for the heart of Prince Maxon and the future position of queen.  Any girl would be thrilled to have the opportunity, except for America Singer, who has already found the love of her life.  So when America is chosen for The Selection, she leaves for the palace expecting to be rejected immediately.  However, after meeting Prince Maxon and forming an instant friendship, American starts to question the future she had planned for herself.

After a slow beginning, I couldn't help staying up late to finish this.  However, this isn't a flawless book, and if you expect a higher quality of writing from your books, you may want to pass this by.  But for a quick, easy dystopian read, this can be entertaining.  This is the first in a series.


1 comment:

Liz said...

I too couldn't put this book down as I was reading it! Or the other books in the series... But I have to agree with BHG that this book isn't great writing. It's easily consumable YA chick lit. It's fun, light, and endearing and you can't help but eat up the sappy romance. Unfortunately, it also teaches some pretty messed up things about dating and how to treat others. Overall I'm recommending this book and the series, but with a caution that I don't think 'the bachelor' style dating is a good idea IRL.