Here is the first book review for the blog, and I’m excited this was the first!!!
Name: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
YA Genre: Dystopian Romance
Book Form: Paperback
Reading Time: 2 days
Rating: 4 (Out of 5)
Back of the book:
“For thrity-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime.
The opportunity 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, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to realize that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.”
A twist of Cinderella meets Hunger Games leads the readers into a very enticing read. With a catering palace, poverty on the outskirts, a game show for the thrill of the country, and a love triangle (do I have to mention twilight?) America Singer is thrown into a confusing world.
To cover the basics I found the beginning to be agonizingly slow, and if it wasn’t for America’s winning personality I would have dropped the book. It began with a staggering quality but once the competition hits things flowed so quickly it seemed I couldn’t stop until the end. There is obvious drama that comes with any competition between girls, but there is a much deeper conflict at hand.
America must choose between a life with Aspen (Her sort of boyfriend of 2 years) or the rich Prince Maxon. The thing is America has very different relationships with these men. With Prince Maxon it is very reserved. They talk for hours on end and can’t seem to get enough of each others company, but Apsen is the complete opposite. Every time America is with Aspen there is this heated quality of hormones raging through the roof, but they never talk as much as you think a couple should. For a relationship to work you must have a balance, and this leaves the reader to decide who they want to end up with America!
Personally from this book I’m rooting for Prince Maxon. Apen was too much of a jerk in the beginning only seeing her when he wanted to, and every time they were together it seemed as though he really only wanted “one thing”. Whereas Prince Maxon is a gentleman, but he is also girl stupid. That’s right. I wanted to get it through his head that yes a girl needs a friend in a relationship, but she also needs a man to take charge and sweep her off her feet. I mean he is a prince after all, shouldn’t that be easy for him to do?
I found this book to be a very good read, and if it had not been for the beginning, Kiera Cass would have had a 5 Star. She really outdid herself with this book and I would recommend everyone to read it.