Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: Fiction / YA / Fantasy / Dystopian Pages: 339
First published: 2012
Edition: Kindle e-book
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, 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 competing for a crown she doesn’t want.
I think I needed this kind of read right now. Something light and not too deep, but still well written and well thought out.
I was kind of surprised how much I enjoyed this one, especially the first half of the book. I loved main character America. Here we have a strong female character who is sassy, but not overly so. She is kind and has integrity, but still makes mistakes and loses her cool every now and then.
I liked the competition element in this. It never went too far and ridiculous as it was, it was fun to read! This definitely is a book not to take too seriously.
I thought the second half of the book lost a bit of the vivaciousness of the first half, but it remained an easy read throughout.
The writing is pretty strong and it is what made this rather straightforward tale come alive. I will definitely read the others in the series.
Is it a must-read? No, definitely not, but it is the kind of book to keep in mind when you need something easy and fun that is still well carfted. Perfect to escape reality with.
5 out of 7 stars