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The Selection

Book 1, The Selection Series

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Description

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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Apr 09, 2012 – 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.

Customer Reviews

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 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!

Meh

A tired plot that's been done before (The Princess Academy; Chemical Garden trilogy). Not fresh or original, writing style is hurried and curt. Overall underwhelming.

Other Books in This Series

The Elite
2.
The Guard
2.5.
The One
3.
The Queen
3.5.
The Heir
4.
The Prince
0.5.
The Selection
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  • $2.99
  • Level: Grades 8 and Above
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Apr 24, 2012
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Selection Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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