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The Selection: The Selection, Book 01

The Selection: The Selection, Book 01

Written by Kiera Cass

Narrated by Amy Rubinate


The Selection: The Selection, Book 01

Written by Kiera Cass

Narrated by Amy Rubinate

ratings:
4/5 (797 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 24, 2012
ISBN:
9780062132659
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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.

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 24, 2012
ISBN:
9780062132659
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series and The Siren. She is a wife and mom and too many other things to list. If she could make a crown out of anything, it would be the unending tears of her readers. You can learn more about Kiera and her books at www.kieracass.com.


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  • (4/5)
    I originally marked to read this because I liked the cover art. That sways me a lot toward a book. Then a friend posted on Facebook about reading this and was mad she had started the series before it was completely done because she couldn't wait to read the next one. She told me I HAD to read this. I'm glad I did. It's a nice, fun love story. The book has components that make me think of the Hunger Games in the fact there are castes instead of districts and they are numbered like HG with one being the best and all the rich people to 8 being the ones who have almost nothing. Then there is a selection. In this book it's not to fight to the death but to become the princess. They also do reports to the castes over the TV and there is a specific male host, again like the Hunger Games.

    I can't tell when this is taking place as it mentions China taking over the bankrupt US and something about a fourth World War. Yet the technology advancements are not further along than us and the clothes they wear sound medieval. So it's a little mixture of everything. I like the characters and you get pulled into hoping that Maxon and America get together, which I'm sure it's a given by the end of the third book they do or it wouldn't be a true love story and it would tick off the readers. If you like this sort of story then give this trilogy a try. It is a fun read and a quick read and it is entertaining.
  • (3/5)
    This book is about what you would expect from a YA romance novel about a contest to select a princess. The main character is "spirited" (AKA kind of a rude bitch) and everyone loves that about her. There's a love triangle that's designed to make you declare yourself "Team Whoever." There's a lot of danger but nothing really bad happens to any of the main characters. And, of course, the story isn't resolved by the end of the book. That said, if you're looking for a fun light read, you could do much worse than this.
  • (3/5)
    "The Selection" was a cute, easy read for teenage girls looking for a feel-good romance. Although it lacked depth and had the dreaded love triangle, it was an engaging read. I liked both America and Maxon, despite their names. America was strong, kind and determined, while Maxon was a sweetie as he awkwardly navigated his way through the Selection, having very little idea how to mix with the opposite sex. Aspen I wasn't so keen on. It annoyed me that he couldn't accept America's help when she provided a meal for him.If you're looking for an intellectual read, don't bother with "The Selection". It is light, fluffy and saccharine sweet, but plenty of girls will love it.
  • (4/5)
    America is in love with a completely unsuitable boy from a lower caste. She is persuaded to enter a lottery held to find the crown prince a wife. She's chosen and whisked away to the castle where she fights opposing impulses - one to keep her heart safe and be mercenary about the money she is earning for her family - and the other where she finds herself falling for Maxon despite herself. The story was entertaining but never engaged my interest about the inequalities of the kingdom.
  • (3/5)
    I know, I know! How am I just now reading this series? I actually attempted this earlier in the year, but I just could not get into it. I was just not in the mood and knew I would grab for it later. Now I own the series so I want to binge read the entire series.This was ok. I did not love it like everyone else seems too, but I did like it enough to continue with the series. It was cute and I would like to see the development of the romances, and to see what happens.This is hard to rate. I hate Goodreads rating system. I only thought this was ok which is a 2 stars on here, but I feel like I should give it a three star.
  • (4/5)
    This is awesome!!! A friend recommended this as a "bachelor meets hunger games." It was the perfect description. So much fun!! 4 great big stars for this!