Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Selection Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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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.


I totally fell in LOVE with this book, even though I didn't expect to. As soon as I seen it around the blogsphere, I knew I had to read it, if only because the cover is so gorgeous!

It's in NO WAY related to the Hunger Games!! If you think it is u must be stuck under a rock somewhere out in never never land. Just sayin.

Now onto the characters. It took a bit for me to warm up to America, but I finally did, especially at the end. I loved the way she treated her three maids, I think I would have been the same way. I liked Aspen right away, but after reading a little further, I sort of lost interest in him. My favorite character would have to be Prince Maxon. It was pretty predictable that he wasn't going to be the snobby royalty that America thought he would be, but I didn't expect to like him SO much! I also really liked May, America's younger sister, she's always so happy and excited about everything.

I loved this book from beginning to end, and this usually doesn't happen for me. I generally love parts of books, or the book as a hole, but not often I love the whole thing. I love the way America basically went from nothing, to everything and still stayed the same. She didn't even try to change who she was for the Prince, even after certain events and things happened.

After I finished reading it, I was so not ready for it to end. I will for sure be reading the second book! 

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