The Selection

April 30, 2015

If you really knew me, you'd know I love a good young adult novel. When I love a book, I can't put it down. This was the case with The Selection by Kiera Cass. Oh. My. Word. I loved it so much! It's kind of like a royal version of The Bachelor set in a dystopian world. And I couldn't put it down. Actually, I don't think I did. Give me some snacks, iced tea, and a good book and I am a happy girl!

In a world where everything is determined by your social "caste" a teenage girl named America Singer is chosen to be one of 35 girls to go to the palace and Bachelor-style date the young prince, Maxon. The girl Maxon chooses will become the next princess, and ultimately Queen. So....kind of a big deal, right? America comes from a lower-middle class "caste" and is uncomfortable and basically down right miserable "fighting" to be the prince's bride....but the benefits of being part of The Selection for her family are too good for her to turn down. She's also in love with someone else, so how could she possibly fall for the stuck up, sheltered prince? But of course there are twists and turns and America starts to have feelings for Prince Maxon, because duh, he's cute and sweet and an actually really nice nothing at all like she imagined he would be. America is strong willed, smart, and a red-head, so obviously I totally loved her! I'm a sucker for young love and drama and this book fit the bill perfectly!

“True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.” - The Selection

The Selection was such a quick read and I was sad when it was sad that I went out and got the other books in the series because I couldn't wait to know what happened next! The Elite (book 2) and The One (book 3, and probably my favorite!) were great reads too. The next book in the series, The Heir, is going to be released on May 5! Only a few more days to go!

It was so nice to take a little "me" time and relax with a good, light-hearted, and romantic book. Have you read The Selection? Did you love it as much as I did? What books are on your must read list?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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8 Responses to “The Selection”

  1. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEED this book and the whole series! It is soooo fun to read and such a clever story! I loved America and the Prince and the concept. Hope you get to finish the series before baby #2!

  2. Oh yay! Thanks for the recommendation! Placing a hold at my library today :)

  3. I now have something to read! Horray!!

  4. I loved this series!! The author is really fun to follow on Twitter too!

  5. OH MY GOSH! I did a review on these books because I adore them. I wish they would make a movie out of them. I loved the end (which I can't say for other young adult series like Divergent and the Hunger Games). I cannot wait for The Heir to come out! :)

  6. I will definitely be adding these to my reading list! Thanks for the review :)

  7. I am such a sucker for YA novels! I will definitely have to read these next!

  8. I love love loved these books! SO excited about the 4th one!!


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