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.
Oh, my, this was just an incredible book! I just loved being in this world, it was just so hard to be in, if you were not one of the privileged few. But in this book, America becomes one of them, and has a chance to move higher up. Which is the more political side of the book.
The more important side, was the relationships. The one that's between America and Aspen, the one between America and Maxon. Which are different, and yet both hard for America to figure out, because Aspen, he rejected her in hopes that she could find a better life than what he could offer, and Maxon, who has all these girls to chose from, and yet, picks America, the one that before The Selection, was a 5, with no political ties that could help their country.
Yeah, I really enjoyed the romance in this book, it was just so freaking good! Because yeah, something develops between her and Maxon, between her being a bit more feisty then the other girls, and yeah, their special things that are just for them!
Yeah, I really enjoyed this book, it was just so fantastic, and I can't wait for the second book!
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #1
Read: June 16th, 2012
Reason Why: The cover's so freaking pretty, it's a DAC book, a 2012 Dystopian book, and a LLFL book!
Published: April 24th 2012