Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review: The Selection and Giveaway!!

The Selection
By: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 327
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Source: ARC given for review and giveaway!  (Thank you!)

Goodreads Synopsis: 

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.  -Goodreads-

My Thoughts:

 So when I heard about this book, everyone was saying it is like the Bachelor.  Well I have not watched any of that show, but if this book is anything like the show I am so watching now!  I doubt there is all of the fighting between the girls and what not.  They should really have the show more like that because I think they would get better ratings....  LOL.  

America, yes her name is America, is a musician doesn't care what people think about her and does what she wants.  In her world you marry in your caste and who help support your family financially until you marry.  America really loves her family and wants to make them proud, but she likes to do things for herself more often.  She is in love with the boy that helps out the family Aspen.  But she has to keep it a secret because he is in a lower caste then she is.  She doesn't care but she knows her mom will.  

Well not only are there castes in this world, there is a royal family.  And how the prince gets married off is there is a selection from the girls in the kingdom.  All the girls that are available apply and then after some weeks 35 are picked to come to the palace to try to win the prince's heart.  This whole time in the beginning of the book all I could think of is the royal wedding that just happened.  :)  I took the day off work so I could watch it!  I drank a cup of tea in my PJs and sat in front of my TV and watched history happen.  This is kind of happening in this story.  Every Friday night the girls are shown on TV and asked about what it happening during the week in the palace.  America really wants nothing to do with the Selection but she is there to make her family proud.  

But you know every fairy tale has to have something bad happen to break up the good right?  Well Aspen comes to work at the palace as a guard and makes America second guess why she is really here.  Is she here just to be a friend to the prince or is she really falling for him?  

This book was not what I expected at all!  The way it ended is not how it ended in my head.  IT WAS BETTER!  I loved this book so much that I literally read the book in 10 hours or so.  It was amazing!  Everyone should read it!  Kiera Cass did an amazing job making this world real and come to life.  Thank you Kiera Cass for making this book a book that made me smile the whole time I was reading it!

My Rating:

I am giving this book 5 out 5 stars!!  This book had everything that a great story needs.  I charming love triangle, a brilliant twist, and every girls fairy tale coming true! :)

oh and don't forget to enter the giveaway!  And did I mention it was a SIGNED ARC!!!

Enter NOW!! Giveaway ends April 5, 2012!!


  1. Excellent review! I absolutely LOVE the sound of The Selection, it's like everything great about dystopians all rolled into one. I can't wait to read it - thank you for sharing the Giveaway! :)

  2. It sounds like a very interesting book :D Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I keep googling giveaways for this one, I want to read it so bad! I think it's going to be one that I am going to want every edition I can find LOL

  4. great review! I've heard mixed reviews about this one but now, I'm bumping the book up in my TBR list (x