Sunday, March 16, 2014

[Book Review] The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)The Selection
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.

Ladies and Gentleman! 

I present to you: THE DYSTOPIAN BACHELOR!!!


Yes, that is exactly what you thought. After selecting 35 beautiful woman, Prince must choose a Princess that will join him at his throne and help him run the country. 


For those who are not familiar with The Bachelor show - Google it. It is the most fakest, dramatic relationship show ever with pretty girls and lots and lots awesome but ridiculous dates. Even though The Selection is based on a Dystopian world with royalty, it still has the drama between girls wanting the same guy. 

“If this were a simpler matter, I'd have eliminated everyone else by now. I know how I feel about you. Maybe it's impulsive of me to think I could be so sure, but I'm certain I would be happy with you.”

With a cast system in place, the country had strict rules about its government and how things were done. America was a five. From eight being a homeless person, she had hope to still manage and have a good life but all she wanted was Aspen who was a six. She knew the relationship wasn't going to work but when Aspen said that he wanted to break up with her, it broke her heart. 

She filled out the application for The Selection to be one of the lucky girls to have a chance to win heart of a Prince and she passed. Coming to the palace was nothing she expected but it didn't stop her from knowing that she didn't want the Prince. Even if he wanted her. 

With so many rebels trying to break in the palace, America is not sure where she is really safe. And her relationship with the Prince may start off as a friendship but the feelings and the intimate conversations eventually take their toll... 


America's character really stood out to me at first. She was very sweet, really cared about her family and her intentions were really genuine at first. I always liked the whole I'm-Going-To-Make-Fun-Of-You-Until-You-Love-Me flirt but when it turns into something more, it's kind of boring. Neither to say, story was slow at times but none of the less, I enjoyed it. This is one of the books that you either going to love or hate - just like the Bahelor *wink wink*