Title: The Selection
Series: The Selection Book 1
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published Date: April 24, 2012
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Romance, Fantasy
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
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.
It is not really a difficult leap to imagining that in the aftermath of the end of society as we know it the only functional thing we keep is The Bachelor. The hardest thing to imagine is a King ruling over what is left of The United States! This cannot be saying anything good about our society!
Gone is democracy, gone is the American dream, welcome to a life of caste systems in which you are born and can never rise from…welcome to China.
I live in a world that despite the awful things that happen around me, I do realize how very pampered I am. I am extremely lucky just to have democracy.
Well, though I hate the caste system in this book, I hate that people are dwindled down to just numbers, and that number hanging over their heads determined how much food they get to eat, despicable; I did really enjoy this series. I loved America in all her wonderful stubbornness, I just adore Maxon (woot for Team Maxon), and I am annoyed by Aspen (I love his name though!). Aspen is going to single handedly ruing everything for at least a large portion of the next book…I can feel it! Dude, you lost your chance…move on!
I can’t wait to read The Elite, though I have a bad feeling America is going to be really stupid about Aspen (I know I’m being harsh…but I don’t like him). We will see…
Until next time my friends,