Book Review: The Selection

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Published by Harper Teen, Harper Collins

 

Synopsis-

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth.

 

10507293To be  swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of 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.

 

Review:

 

There were a lot of strikes against this book for me at first. Number one, the cover. Don’t get me wrong, it’s stunning. Quite possibly the most beautiful cover I have ever seen, apart from the last book in his series, The One. But I expected this to be a pedestrian novel about a girl wanting to become a princess. What I got was so much more.  This book was intriguing, full of heart, and I couldn’t put it down. I finished it in two days flat and immediately ordered the next two installments of the series. I highly recommend this book!

4 stars

 

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