Monday, 20 April 2015

The Selection-A Book Review||❤

The Selection
By Kiera Cass
Publication Date: April 24th 2012
Rating: 5/5 stars
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.

My Thoughts...
*received in exchange for an honest review*
The Selection was not what I was expecting it to be at all. I thought it would be cliché, judging by the cover and the synopsis, but I urged myself to give the book a try because it seemed different and now I seriously dont regret it. We are plunged into a world of judgment meaning that if you are in a certain class your life has been mapped out for you. For example, if you were a 5 you would be an artist and if you were a 8, you were a criminal. Although the book was dystopian it did mainly concentrate on the romance between characters and less on the world they live in. It didn't really bother me that much because I wasn't expecting much on that side anyway and I wanted to really see development between characters which I did indeed see.  

Kiera Cass' writing style is casual yet not too laid back. It made it easier to connect with America as a character and I wasn't so confused that I was rereading each line so many times that I felt like continuously banging my head on a plank of wood. This meant that I actually finished this book in one sitting. I stayed up really late on a school night and ended up having 4 hours of sleep but I couldn't put the book down at all. I kept on finishing a chapter then saying to myself 'Naomi, you need to sleep...nah just one more chapter' another chapter led to another and I actually ended up finishing the book. I was sleep deprived that day but completely satisfied that I had finally finished it. Then I got really annoyed because the book ended on a cliff hanger and I just  kept on thinking about what would happen and it just stressed me out!

There weren't many main characters in the book to concentrate on which makes things even better because I am really bad at remembering names. I can barely remember The Hunger Games characters and I read the book THREE TIMES!' My favourite character would have to be of course Prince Maxon as he was an awkward character who didn't even know what he was doing. He was charming, sweet and was just a person who understood things and always listened even if it didn't really matter. America was a character who was fierce and wouldn't give up on anything. She fought for what was right, she didn't cower away in the corner and was always there to offer help to people who needed it.

I don't really want to talk about the romance as it is the main element in the book and I feel like if I talk about it then a whole load of spoilers will splurge out and I try to keep my reviews spoiler free. Overall, I do think this book was worth the read and I will be reading the next book as soon as I can get my hands on it!!

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  1. I love this series, I should really re-read it!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I haven't started to try this series before but I have heard so many brilliant things about these books so I do know that I should probably try them out myself. Great review and so glad to see you loved it!