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.
Before I read The Selection I read two pretty heavy books and because of that I decided to pick up a fast paced light read. I didn't have the book I was looking for on my shelf, so I decided to borrow this book from a friend of mine. And I have to say, this book surprised me quite a bit. I thought that it would be a stupid girly story with a lot of annoying characters. And even though I still think that America Singer is a pretty stupid name, she herself was not. And honestly the characters were all pretty good!
I did have some problems with the world building, because it's all still a bit vage to me.
Overall I just don't really know how to describe this book. I know that it had it's flaws, it wasn't the most amazing book that I read and it was a bit exaggerated at some points, but it was certainly enjoyable. It was exactly what I was looking for at the moment I picked it up!
So if you're not into girly romance stories, I would still suggest you pick it up! Just give it a try! It's a very fast paced book that won't take up too much
of your time.