Five Out of Five Stars! *****
Link to this book on Goodreads! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10507293-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 the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
I think that this book. Was. Amazing! I would compare it to The Chemical Garden trilogy(which I also loved)because of the futuristic feel of the book although with the fact that there are multiple women each vying for the attention of one man. In this case, Prince Maxon. **swoons** NOT!
I will yet again compare it another book. Or series of books.(Funny how both of them are trilogy’s, huh?) The Hunger Games, mainly because of the cameras on them most of the time…not that there is much cause for bow and arrows in the Palace of Prince Maxon. Unless we’re talking Cupid. You’re right. I’ll get on with the review.
What made me give this book Five Stars?
1) The Cover. It is beautiful! It also makes you wonder whats going on because all of the girls have the same dress on. Or same colour anyway.
2) The Characters.
America Singer is just a normal girl who loves a guy but can’t have him. Although, in the beginning of the book she did go on about how she was normal and that she would never be picked. Guess what? She gets picked! America Singer was a bit of a Bella Swan in the first few chapters but soon regained her dignity by the middle of the book.
Aspen was Americas’ secret boyfriend. He broke up with her because of his male pride. Nice guy. Aspen didn’t appear very much in the book. Only at the beginning and the end, so we didn’t really see into his head as much as we did the Prince.
Prince Maxon is um…the Prince? The Prince (with a capital P) that 34 girls are in, varying kinds of, love. He seems kinda nice. Bit wimpyish. Don’t really understand why America likes him. Also full of male pride and wants to give his 34 girlfriends everything their hearts desire.
There are other characters obviously, but i don’t want this to become a cast list. Read the book if you’re so bothered!
3) The Numbers. Don’t really know what to call this one. Or explain it. Ummm. America and her family are artists, so they are Fives. (America becomes a Three once she has been Selected. Just to confuse you! Basically she becomes LADY America Singer.) Aspen is a Six. So he works with his hands and doesn’t earn very much money. Sevens are servants. See how it goes?
I thought that was cool. Very different. Bit like Divergent. They have …other things. Can’t remember. Different functions. :s May I remind myself that this isn’t a review for Divergent. It’s for The Selection. Yep.
4) The Author. Call me a a cheat but, I adore Kiera Cass! Have you watched her YouTube videos? So funny! And she likes the music as me! And probably 50% of her teenage readers have said that.
I am one of the people that like to read the Acknowledgments before they read the book. Yes. We really do exist. Cass actually thanked her readers! I thought that was sweet! Most authors don’t. Go ahead and check. Anyhow, the Acknowledgments were personal instead of author-y and robotic.
Thankyou for writing such an awesome book Kiera!
All in all, I would defiantly recommend this book!