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.
This is the first book in the Selection series (originally a trilogy). I started reading it after hearing Hailey on YouTube say how much of a guilty pleasure it was. She was right!!
America was extremely frustrating at times, changing her mind as soon as the other guy walked in the room, but I’m presuming that the fickleness of a young heart is part of the point of this story – making decisions at such a young age that will affect your entire future.
There was a great ensemble of characters, and as you would expect with such a large number of teenage girls literally squabbling over the same guy there were varying levels of bitchiness, which I loved!! It did however make me glad that I am approaching my 40’s rather than still being a teenager.
I really enjoyed this, and would recommend it to people who are really fond of romances/love triangles. A really quick, light and fluffy read that was still engaging on a number of levels.
Looking forward to the rest of the series
Finished on March 3rd 2017
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