Tuesday, November 12

The Selection

The Selection
Kiera Cass
(Selection Trilogy #1)

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 9780062059932
Publisher: Harper Teen
Date of publication: April 24, 2012
Age: Grades 8 and up
Genre: Romance

Themes: Love, caste hierarchy, reality television, Post-Apocalyptic America, royalty

America Singer does not want to be part of the pool of possible wives for the prince. There's someone at home she wants to marry, even though he is a caste below her. But when he urges her to join, just because of the possibility of fame and fortune, she puts in her application. Thousands of girls enter and only 50 are chosen to actually meet the prince; she probably won't get picked anyway. But the day comes and her name is called, and she meets Prince Maxon. Little did she know just how personable, loyal, and honest he is. Plus, as part of the competition of a lifetime, she now lives a life of luxary at the palace, being filmed for all the country to see. Could she really return to her old life? Even if she is constantly in danger of a rebel attack?

This definitely brings to mind the popular show "The Bachelor" along with a bit of Hunger Games for good measure. Yet, the narration was engaging and it was easy to love America's character. She's funny, yet true to her heart, bringing in a sense of depth and honesty. This book was truly entertaining and I am waiting eagerly for the sequels.

Check out my reviews for the other books in the series: Book 2 and Book 3.

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