by Kiera Cass
Published by: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
*Please note that this review was based from an ARC*
I found the synopsis of THE SELECTION most intriguing, yet when I first got into the storyline and learned about America Singer and the life that she is living, and must change, I couldn't help but be strongly discouraged to stop. I found strong resemblances to the television show THE BACHELOR as well as the book WITHER. Being patient and hoping for the best, I pulled through and gladly so. I did fall in love with America, as she goes through this journey that she never wanted to participate in, yet has slowly found herself liking it over time. In a way, it's the same way with my thoughts of the book I suppose. In the end, THE SELECTION proved itself to me, and grabbed my heart along with it.
America comes from a family that isn't well of. In fact, it seems that many aren't too well off. Everyone in the family must work to support everyone as a team. Yet, America gets the opportunity of a lifetime when Prince Maxon is ready to be married and is looking for a wife. It becomes a contest of how the wife will be chosen. This is the tough part. America isn't happy at all when she has found out that she is one of the thirty-five girls that will live with the Prince and his family as he spends time with all the young ladies, eager to bare the title of Princess.
Over time, America can't help but fall for the Prince, yet she doesn't seem to notice this. I loved that I knew it before she realized it. No sooner as she figures this out that her ex strolls in and reopens the love that America has for him. Now she isn't so sure of Prince Maxon. Could she still have a fairly decent life with her ex, or will Prince Maxon manage to win her heart?
Received for review purposes from Harper Collins.