The Selection by Kiera Cass book review: This is a novel where Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Bachelor meet with a unique and fun style.
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the opportunity of a lifetime; The chance to leave the life set up for them since birth; The possibility to be swept up in a realm of glittering garments and valuable gems, to live in a manor-palace and fight for the love of marvelous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, her selection is an ordeal that means having to avoid her secret passion for Aspen, who is officially cast below her social level.
Leaving home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want means living in a palace that is continually threatened by brutal guerrilla attacks.
She lives that inner struggle until meeting Prince Maxon. Slowly, she begins to doubt all her previous projects and understands that the life she’s always dreamed of may not match to a never before conceivable future.
Kiera Cass is an American writer known for the Selection series. Read her mini-bio.
The Book Review
The Selection by Kiera Cass is a surprisingly entertaining novel, very well written and with a captivating plot that keeps our attention until the very last line.
A classic love triangle e is the basis of the story, in which a young lady is the attention of prince Maxon. Opposed to that, is a “nobody”, Aspen, her first love, who makes her promise to participate in the selection. The “game” is a process by which Maxon will select his future wife and queen.
Although the whole idea of the selection is what America despises the most, after knowing the prince and understanding that he is a naive victim of tradition, she begins to have second thoughts.
At the end of the book, the initial group of thirty-five is trimmed down to six.
All the characters in The Selection by Kiera Cass are very well developed and you have the environment also well described. You fell like you are in the story, following every step of our heroine and her two loves.
The only bad thing is that we need to wait to read the sequence of the story, called “The Elite”, that will deal with the group of the last six ladies.
Although this book is classified as a novel for young adults, I am sure it will please even those not that young anymore.
I would recommend this book to any reader that wants to be entertained for some hours (It took me around twelve hours to read the whole book) with a very well written book by Kiera Cass.
My younger daughter bought the electronic version of this book from Amazon.com for her kindle and I just happened to start reading it (and I enjoyed it very much).
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