Fall in love—from the very beginning. Discover the first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series.
Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.
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.
Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Don't miss the next books in Kiera Cass's popular series, including The Elite, The One, The Heir, and The Crown.
A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport), this trilogy launch employs multiple conventions of the dystopian romance genre strong-willed heroine, heart-wrenching love triangle, far-future setting divided by class. That said, it s a lot of fun. In a post WWIII U.S. divided by caste, teenage America Singer and her family are Fives, struggling musicians and artists. In love with a Six, America is headed for a life of servitude and hunger, until she is chosen for the Selection a contest through which Prince Maxon will pick his princess. The Selection brings America instant notoriety and prestige, but also thrusts her into a ring of jealous, desperate girls all trying to win the prince s heart. Cass (author of the self-published The Siren) deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stoking the embers of America s first, forbidden love. Headstrong and outspoken, America is an easy heroine to root for, and the scenes where she tries to fit in to her new royal life are charming. A TV drama based on the books is in production. Ages 13 up.
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I can read it again and again!!!
Best book I've read in a long time!!! I just finished it and I want to reread it because I can't take my mind off of it. I'm just ticked that I have to wait to continue the trilogy! I definitely recommend this one, though. This book will definitely join the classics!
Good read but short
I literally stayed up all night reading it. It's a pretty good non stop page turner. That being said it felt a little rushed at times and rather short! There was just a little more umph that I wanted and it almost ended abruptly. I kinda wanted some kinda closure! That being said can't wait for next one!
**BTW ITUNES: I can't upload reviews from my iPhone 4S (up to date) on any book! I press "send" and nothing happens.
I loved it soo much it was like reading the hunger games meets the bachelor soo awesome!!!!!!! I just can not wait for the next one to come out:))