Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: The Selection

Purchase The Selection here.


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 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.


Okay, so by now we all know that I have a massive soft spot for dystopians.  There's just something about a world that's ours, but gone slightly...wrong that draws me in.  So how could I resist an America with royalty and a The Bachelor-type set up?  I devoured The Selection in an afternoon, wrapped up in the world and politics of the palace.

Let's be straight here.  This is not an incredible work of literature.  The writing isn't always the best, and there is YET ANOTHER LOVE TRIANGLE (guys please come up with a new plot device this is boring).  However, it's a lot of fun.  I liked getting whisked off to be treated like royalty and I liked the royal intrigue.  It was a fun read to escape into, and we all need a book like that sometimes.  Also, when America said "I'm choosing me," I cheered almost as hard as when the Khaleesi threatened to cut her brother's hands off in Game of Thrones.  You go girl.

Seriously, this book is fun and a super quick read.  If you have an afternoon to spare, go for it. 

Until next time, happy reading!

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