Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Published by HarperCollins


Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals…

It’s the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's love.

Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others.

Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don’t know is that America has a secret – one which could throw the whole competition… and change her life forever


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 I've committed that silly mistake of leaving a huge gap between reading and reviewing this so I'm going to do this review slightly differently...

What I liked about it.
I liked the main character America and I found that meant I could root for her really easily as the book went on.
I loved Prince Maxon. I thought he was swoony worthy gorgeous and I enjoyed finding out more about him and the world he lived in.
I loved the glitz and the glamour of it all and I really enjoyed the concept of the selection. I loved the world set up around it and the politics and I can't wait to get more into the as the series goes on.

What I disliked
I disliked how the book didn't feel complete within itself because of the cliff-hanger. It made me feel a little cheated and I would actually recommend that maybe you don't read this bok right now but try it when the rest of the series is written and published so you can read it back to back.
The fact that it is compared to hunger games. I loved hunger games and I liked this book but they certainly aren't at all similiar apart from maybe the undercurrent of political unrest behaind the main story but even then not really.


What I want to see in the next instalment
More Prince Maxon
Less of America's old boyfriend
More of the political insights and more of the world outside of the selection.

6 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

This one is next on my list and I'm intrigued as to whether I'm going to like it or not. We shall see!

Pruedence13 said...

Interesting review! This book has been "a-to-read" book for a while for me, but your review has def intrigued me!

Bookworm1858 said...

I hate when I wait too long between reading and reviewing; makes it so hard! Still I think your review hits the main points.

I also loved Maxon and don't need Aspen-although I figured he would pop back up to draw out the love triangle, I just hated him.

I think the drawing of people and that this is technically a dystopia have brought out the HG comparisons even though I would call this book more lite-dystopia.

prophecygirl said...

I'm quite looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the review!

Jesse @ Books 4 Teens said...

This one sounds interesting.

Clover said...

I've read such mixed things about this. I'm not excited to read it, but will soonish just to see how I'll feel about it..