Review: The Selection Kiera Cass

May 21, 2012

The Selection by Kiera Cass     
Series: The Selection
Published: April 24,2012
Publisher: Harper Teen 

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.
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 Review:

Well, I heard a lot and I mean a lot of appraise for this book and I also heard that it was being called a mixture of The Hunger Games and The Bachelor. To be honest there is two reasons why I was a little timid to start this book. First of all, most of the times when books have high appraise I have expectations and then when I read them it doesn’t live up to the hype for me and I kind of get disappointed because of the fact I wanted it to be really good and I loved The Hunger Games, but I guess being a teenager I never really watched The Bachelor so I was kind of scared to start the book, but I decided hey why not let’s give it a try.
   America was someone I actually kind of got she was kind, caring and how can I say this politely uhh not celeste, but at some points of the book I got a little disappointed and started questioning her character. She kept asking herself questions and trying to get herself to forget about Aspen. Who I think was a complete jerk for doing what he did. I really wanted her to forget about him and just open her eyes and see prince Maxton who was willing to give her (Along with 34 other girls of course) a chance, but the way they talked to me I think that it’s not a competition anymore prince Maxton wants her and she wants him I am so glad she actually gained some courage along the process of this book.
 Ok so, Speaking of Celeste I couldn’t let this review go by without talking about Celeste. UGH! I hate celeste she really is stuck up and thinks she’s everything. I mean she tried do some evil\ rude things. Like seriously?! This really made me mad and when Maxton didn’t believe her I really got mad. Like how can you not see through her? As for the other girls, I mean you don’t really get to see or get to know many of them, but I did like them. Especially Marlee, she was the nicest and a person I would like to have as my own friend. She had this bubbly, light-hearted personality and I loved to hear her confine in America with her secrets about Prince Maxton.

Now, I didn’t like how some of the things in this book related to The Hunger Games – like how they aired the whole thing on television purely for entertainment for the people. Then again this also brings you back to The Bachelor because the also air that on the television for entertainment.. It did bother me a bit with all the camera crew and stuff, but it wasn’t so bad I couldn’t bear reading it and had to put the book down. No, I actually enjoyed reading it and didn’t want to stop.
I have to say just when I thought I could predict the ending I came across a shocking point in the book and if you read it you might know what I am talking about. Aspen! Even thinking about his name wants me to over-ride the thought with Prince Maxton’s name instead. To be honest I don’t know why I don’t like him I just… don’t. As soon as she got the palace I was team Maxton. I guess because I watch so many fairytales and the prince always wins and the end and gets the girl, right? Well, I really hope that in the end of the series that this will be how it ends. Now don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with Aspen, but I just don’t like the idea for some odd reason.
  Along from the fact that I hated Aspen and Celeste for some odd reason I totally loved this book. Surprisingly not what I expected at all! It kept my attention the whole day almost, for me to finish it. All the characters were nice and I loved all of them even some of the other selections. The maids to were so … cool and funny. America really had a kindness that they weren’t used to and she stuck up for them and I liked that. Up into the last moment I wanted to see what happens. By time I got to the end I was in awe and shock and then I read down to see. “End Of  Book One.” AHH I have to wait now!? Guess it’s time to play the waiting game because I am definitely going to read and find out what happens. Until then I will be waiting; Can't wait to see what happens.

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1 comment:

  1. Glad you loved it despite hating two of the characters!