Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Selection by Kiera Cass
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.
So, I had heard about this book a lot from people who really liked it, but I didn't think it was really a book that I would like. But I saw it at the library the other day and brought it home, and I LOVED THIS BOOK. I literally could not put it down. The idea and plot it so unlike anything I normally read. This book really pulled me in. As awful as the character's names are, I couldn't help but root for them. I cannot wait for the second book to find out what happens and who America ends up with. This was a very fast read that will keep you entertained!