Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Book Review! The Selection by Kiera Cass

Book: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Pages: 327 Pages
Format: Trade paperback
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Hello everybody! Happy May! I hope you guys had a great April and I hope that May is going to be good for everyone! Over the weekend (I showed it in my In My Mailbox video) my friend Danica and I went to Chapters and bought books. We both got the Selection by Kiera Cass and we read it together and both finished it today. So here the review!


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.

What I really found interesting about this book was that people were saying that its a 'Hunger Games meets The Bachelor', but i rarely saw any similarities. yes, the selection, where it was a number of teenagers put in a reality show, and how one girl wins the heart of the boy, but the plot was so much better than that.

What I loved most about the novel, was that the author really was able to make me feel for the character. I found myself caring for America like she was a friend, and that made the reading experience a lot more enjoyable for me. She was a strong individual who was trying her hardest to make the best of a bad situation. She wasn't like a lot of the other girls, who kept trying to be someone else in order to impress Prince Maxon. SHe realized that this wasnt a competition, but this was a way for the prince to find a bride, and he wanted to marry a genuine person.

What i thought was a little confusing was the castes. I was a little thrown off by them at first but after a little while and little bit of flipping back and forth, I was all good.

Overall, I give this book a 4/5 stars. It was a fast, well written novel with strong characters, but the only thing i wanted more of, was more of a relationship between Aspen and America at the start because it would have made the break up even more heartbreaking.

A beautiful book! Congrats Kiera!
@Indigo Wayworth

1 comment :

  1. Great post. I read it a few days ago. I was thrown by the castes too. Glad it wasn't just me.