Flash Review: The Selection | Kiera Cass

The SelectionSynopsis

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.


My Review

This book is a straight hybrid of The Bachelor and some random dystopian element thrown into the mix. And that doesn’t necessarily bother me. It’s just that I couldn’t bring myself to care enough for the male suitors and the history of the dystopian world was as flimsy as my five year old beach sandal.

I liked the main character enough, but the story seemed a bit too familiar and I don’t even watch The Bachelor. Despite my complaints, it’s a quick read and very consuming. It’s always fun to watch girls fight it out over a guy. That was the most entertaining part about the whole story. I’ll admit to this book being a guilty pleasure. I’m not sold on the romance yet but I can tell that it’s going to get a lot more interesting.

My Rating: ★★★☆☆


Book Details

  • Series: The Selection (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Publication Date: April 24th 2012
  • Genre: YA The Bachelor, Dystopian
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