May 2014 Book Reviews · Series/Trilogies

Book Review: The Selection


Author: Kiera Cass
Pages: 336
Published: April 24, 2012
Genre: YA, Science Fiction (Dystopian), Romance, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5

This book was absolutely fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it and read it in one sitting.

This book begins the story of America Singer, a girl in the number five caste that is secretly in love with her neighbor (a six) Aspen. Once America reaches the age where she can enter The Selection process to possibly be chosen as the next Princess, America begins to argue with her mother about whether or not she will enter. While this would be an excellent opportunity for her family as each family of the 35 girls chosen to participate are financially rewarded, The Selection strongly goes against everything America believes in.

America promises Aspen that she will enter assuming that she will never be chosen. However, America is the third girl chosen for The Selection and now must live with Prince Maxon and 34 other girls in his family’s mansion.

Despite being fully against this entire ordeal, America begins to have feelings for Prince Maxon and now must decide if she wants to continue in The Selection or get herself sent home to be with her one true love, Aspen.

This is book one in The Selection trilogy.


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