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The Selection by Kiera Cass Book Review


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 the palace and compete for the heart of the 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.

Hi! After hearing so many mixed reviews about The Selection, I wasn’t entirely sure if I should read it. I’m so glad I did read it, though, because of how much I enjoyed it :)
The main character, America Singer (her name is pretty awesome!), is picked to be one of the girls competing for Prince Maxon’s affections. If she wins, she’ll become the princess and eventually, the queen. She happens to be picked to compete in the competition, however, not soon after she is dumped by the guy she thought she would be with forever. 
I actually liked America a lot as a character. She was a pretty passionate, friendly, all-around great character. For the other girls competing, they definitely were extremely catty. A lot of people seemed to be turned off by that, but I think it was pretty realistic considering the situation. Also, it had a few similarities to The Hunger Games, but not too many. I thought the two books did not have much more in common than the competition aspect and I really liked the Bachelorette themed aspect the competition. 
Now, my favorite part- the guys ;). Maxon, the prince, was a  really nice, decent guy. He seemed to genuinely care about everything going on around him and what he does for America throughout the book was amazing! I’m definitely Team Maxon. The other guy, Aspen, was the guy who dumped America. At the beginning, he was totally sweet and I really liked him. However, as time went on, I thought the reasoning he had for dumping America was really dumb and he was so terrible towards her once he dumped her. I didn’t like how particularly hung up on Aspen America still was, but I understood why she still was, considering how long she had been with him.
Overall, I really enjoyed The Selection. I'd give it five out of five flowers and I highly recommend it! 




24 comments:

  1. Awesome review!! and finally, a nice and positive review for this book <3 That name is epic, I must agree with you on that, and America sounds like a pretty good character. As for the catty girls...girls competing for a prince?! if they aren't catty, then I think it'd be a bit weird. I'm looking forward to checking this one out myself. Great review <3

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  2. Great review! I heard so many negative things about this book..but I am glad you liked it! I think I will add this to my TBR list and will end up reading it! And from what you say...I AM MOST DEFINITELY TEAM MAXON TOO! LOL ;p

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair 

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    1. I hope so too! Although, I agree with you. I think the idea is very unique and different..and that's what really intrigues me!

      Thank you for stopping by my blog! :D

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  3. Maxon sounds like a great guy.

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  4. I've been really hesitant to pick up this book because of all the mixed reviews, so it's refreshing to see that somebody enjoyed it! I think I may take it out from my library, though I'm not convinced to buy it myself just yet. lol

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  5. I have a copy of this that I've been putting off to read, due to the mixed reviews, but I think I'll give it a shot finally. Thanks for the reivew :)

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  6. Great review!! I really liked this one too. The plot didn't really work for me but all the characters were very enjoyable to read about!

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  7. I LOVE this book too! I love how it's a very different dystopian and it has an amazing romance:)

    Great review:)

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  8. Awesome review! Can't wait to read this!

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  9. I've heard the mixed reviews too but something keeps drawing me back to it.

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    1. That's what happened to me, but I definitely enjoyed it, overall :)

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  10. I loved this book too! It's one of my favorite from this year! Glad you liked and happy to since another positive review!

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  11. I so want to read this book. My friend loved it, and since she and I have similar reading tastes, she recommended it to me.

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  12. Great review! I really want to read this.

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  13. Awesome review! This book was definitely a quick read for me! I am so Team Maxon, and I just don't like Aspen's excuses for everything. :/

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    1. I agree with you about not liking Aspen's excuses. Thanks so much :)

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  14. This book looks so interesting to me and I've heard mixed reviews. After reading your review and knowing what I like in a book, I've decided to keep it on my list. Thank you for the review!

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  15. I have wanted to read this since first hearing about it, despite the mixed reviews. Thanks for the great and positive review, and I hope to read it soon!

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    1. I hope you like it! It's really good :)

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  16. I'm dying to read this book!!!

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