Monday, September 10, 2012

The Selection

The Selection by Kiera Cass.
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
Summery: 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.

Romance:Kissing, flirting, liking/loving someone, thinking and talking about someone, touching, hugging.
Inappropriate Romance: There were two scenes in which America's boyfriend was in her room and they were making out. There were a one or two other make out scenes (I don't really approve of) however non of the make out scenes were very descriptive. The Selected are told that they are to never to deny the Prince of anything and it's implied that the same goes for something beyond a kiss.
Violence:Several attacks from the past or on another town mentioned, two attacks on the palace while The Selected are there, slapping someone, small injuries, threats, yelling/arguments.
Other:Castes, homelessness, starvation, lying/hiding something,
Time Period:Future.
My Thoughts:WOW. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I had read a review or two about it that said it was good. The blurb on amazon was interesting enough and I liked the cover. It might have been all of that and the trailer (see below) combined that made me finally get from the library and try it. I wish I had done it sooner. This is a stunning book that had me up late reading. I loved pretty much every single minute of reading it and I loved the characters. It's calm and exciting at the same time...I just can't explain or express all that I loved about it.  There were a couple things that I didn't like but for the most part it was pretty clean. I cannot wait for the second book and in the time between then and now I just might reread this book. I would recommend to teen girls.

My Stars:5
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  1. Aw! So glad you enjoyed this one, Sierra. Me too! I thought it was enchanting and sweet and... well... just lovely all around. CANNOT wait til this winter and The Elite!

    "Team Maxon" all the way! ;-D

    1. Hahhaa, yes I agree :D I CANNOT wait!!!!! I actually hadn't heard anything about The Elite until your comment, do you know what the release date is? And yes, Team Maxon all the way :D Sierra
      Keep growing beautiful!

    2. Yes, it's Spring 2013 - I believe more specifically, March 2013(?). Either way, I CANNOT wait.

  2. Cool! I should see if my library has this.

    1. You should! Sierra
      Keep growing beautiful!


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