The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

Posted September 2, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!




About THE SELECTION (taken from

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.


This book is basically the bachelor but in the future. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it but it was kind of cool to read. I loved the story because it was actually really fun to read. The caste system in which the characters lived was a pretty cool idea. I liked that it’s a competition between all these girls, it’s a fresh idea. I liked how this book focused on the structure of the royal family instead of the main character trying to break free of the government. There was a lot of romance too but it wasn’t bad. I was kind of waiting for a big event to happen but it never did. It was a little disappointing but I made it through.

I liked the majority of the characters. I like Prince Maxon the best and American wasn’t too bad. America wasn’t the best main character but I didn’t hate her so I was able to read the book happily.

There was a cliff hanger ending but luckily the next book is out. This is definitely a lighter novel which was nice to read for fun. I’m not really serious about this book and I might not recommend it unless you wanted more of a romance dystopia book.

4 out of 5

“I hope you find someone you can’t live without.I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it’s like to have to try and live without them.”

P.S. – Really nice cover!!


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