Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publishing Date: April 24th, 2012
Pages: 336
Audio Length: 8 Hours and 7 Minutes
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Romance
Series: The Selection
Source: Book

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.
What made me pick this book up: 
I originally read this book years ago, so who knows why I did then. Probably because of the pretty dress on the cover.

What did I like about the cover: 
The dress is stunning, absolutely beautiful. And I love having faces on the covers of my books, it helps me to picture them better. The colors are stunning as well.

What made me read this book:
This time around, I knew I wanted to start the series over, because I never got through it. I've read the first three, but not the rest. And it matched up for a task in the reading challenge, so it was perfect. 

What did I like the most: 
I absolutely love this book. I'm not sure what it is, but this book just pulls you in and makes you love it. The main character is okay, she does what she thinks she needs to do. Maxon is just amazing. He is basically everything you could ask for in a guy. 
It's very well written, where you can picture yourself there. And the competition is all fun. I loved reading about all the different girls, and I got all excited any time she was with Maxon. 

What didn't I like: 
America is very back and forth the entire book. I do not like Aspen and I don't like their relationship. He just needs to go away.

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
Yes yes yes yes!!

I am absolutely in love with this book. I did not want to put it down!

“You’re too beautiful for your own good. Once you leave, we’ll have to send some of the guards with you. You’ll never survive on your own, poor thing.” 
― Kiera CassThe Selection

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100 Things I Love:
Being married. Cake. The smell of Autumn. Motherhood. Books. Elephants. Back rubs. On demand movies. Actually going out to movies. Faith. Cinnamon rolls. My family. Butterflies. When my kitchen is clean. Crayons. Pink. Tote bags. Dancing. Organizing via color coordination. That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor. Baking. My house. Writing utensils. Paper. India. The sound of water. Making videos. Buttons. The word Episcopalian. Making people laugh. Layering clothes. British accents. Pinterest. Animation. Fireworks. The smell of the Ocean. My wedding rings. Aprons. Reasons to get dressed up. Sex. Pop music. Stars. Taking walks. Daydreaming. Stickers. School Spirit. My friends. Living in a small town. Japan. Singing. Painting my toenails. Pranks/ practical jokes. Painting. Stretch canvas. Costumes. Dipping my fingers in melted wax. Style. Soda. Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop. Musicals. Back to school season. Mopeds. Good hair days. Naps. Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase. Driving alone. My ankles. Playlists. Spending entire days in pajamas. Holidays. Telling stories. Spontaneity. Theme parks. Bookshelves. The word copacetic. Boxes. Empty journals. Surprises. Doing things in groups. Doing things alone. Getting real mail. Decorating. Small forks. A good hug. Gift cards. New Years Goals. Going out to dinner. When someone else remembers some great story about me/us that I’ve forgotten. Toy stores. Fireplaces. Breakfast foods. Journaling. Crying for a good reason. Doorbells. Pointless adventures. Voting. My birthday. Reasons to make wishes. Recycling.


  1. I never picked up this series because there was some serious blogger/author backlash when it came out. I should perhaps give it a go now considering how popular it is.

  2. I liked the first three books well enough, but I wasn't very impressed with the spinoff books for this series. I actually loathed them for the most part. Hope you enjoy, though!

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  3. I loved this one too! I thought the original trilogy was fantastic, but I definitely don't recommend continuing after that...

  4. Great to hear! I'm currently borrowing this book from a friend but I haven't felt like reading it though. Your review changes that!

  5. Somehow I missed out on this whole series. I hope to find time to pick it up one day. Glad to see you loved it. Great review!


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