Monday, 2 March 2015

The Selection

The blurb: In a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels THE SELECTION is the chance of a lifetime to compete for the gorgeous Prince Maxon's heart.  But for America Singer it means turning her back on her secret love and leaving home for a price she doesn't want.

Then America meets Maxon and all her plans start to crumble.  Can the life she's always dreamed of compare to a future she never imagined?

I've had my eye on Kiera Cass's The Selection for a while, but it never seems to be on the shelf at the library, and I've never wanted to read it that much to go through the effort of ordering it in.  So, when I found a copy in the library a couple of weeks back, I thought it was now or never (well, probably not never because I'm sure I would have found a copy eventually).

I had just finished Kim Curran's Shift, and had that "I MUST FIND A NEW BOOK TO START" high and thought a couple of pages of The Selection would be a good idea.  Cue to three hours later and I had finished the whole book!

So let me start of with stating that this book isn't perfect, in fact it's a bit generic in the terms of YA dystopian world building; but I found my self squealing with joy - good thing I was home alone - but bad thing that I was in the living room as we live on the main road so people walking by must have thought what a weirdo!  I couldn't believe that I'd found a YA book that is all about the smoochies that I actually enjoyed.

The reason why?  Because feelings are allowed to develop!  Okay, okay, they develop in an inevitable way, and thinking back on it the timeline is a little condensed but I'm a sucker for development!

The second book in the trilogy, The Elite, is waiting for me at the library - I've just got to get my lazy butt in gear and venture into the city to pick it up - and I'm hoping it sucks me in and keeps me hooked!

Rating: I liked this more than Where She Went but less than Omens.

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