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Friday, April 20, 2012

Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection
by Kiera Cass

Published by: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
336 Pages
Rating: 4/5

*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.


  1. Call me wind because I am blown away by your post!

  2. I'm very curious about this the reviews are SO mixed I can't wait to see what the fuss is all about!

  3. I can't help but be really intrigued by this book. The reviews for it are all over the place. I agree with Giselle about wanting to see what the fuss is about.

  4. Nice review! I haven't read many positive reviews for this particular title so I'm glad to have read this review to see a different view on The Selection.

  5. I am really looking forward to this book and have been for a very long time! I am glad that you ended up enjoying it!!

  6. I've been wanting to read this one... And all the mixed reviews just kinda make me wanna read it more :) lol!

  7. I've heard this book starts off a little slowly, but if it reminded you of The Bachelor, why wouldn't that make you want to devour the book? ;) Glad you fell for the heroine. Another love triangle, huh? Are there many books out there with love triangles involving one boy and two girls? That might be fresher.

  8. I actually really liked this book, a bit of a guilty pleasure read for me. I just loved Prince Maxon and imagining life in the palace with the rest of the girls. A nice light dystopia!


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