Monday, April 1, 2013

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: YA Romance/Dystopic
Page: 327
Rating: PG-13
Review Rating: 4/4

            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.

           I loved this novel! It has been a while since I read something that engrossed me this much. From the first chapter I was totally hooked by America and her predicament  Being torn between two worlds, both of which she could very easily find herself comfortable and happy. The author Kiera creates such well rounded characters that grow so organically with each other that you feel like you are apart of their lives from the moment they are introduced. They feel like friends. When they hurt, you hurt. When they are excited, your heart is beating with them. This novel totally blew me away with its writing and the cohesion of the characters and story line. At first I was afraid it was going to be a very predictable, easy read. But as the story got on, I realized that the writing and the story were much more complex then I thought at first. 

           I would suggest anyone who likes Cinderella stories, as well as good inner struggle stories to read this novel. I know I will definitely be getting the next two books in the series the day they come out. 

PS, Isn't that dress amazing? 

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