Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Audio Review:The Selection by Kiera Cass


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 rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Selection has quickly become one of my favorite books.  It combines two of my favorite things reality TV and an awesome story.   Secretly there are many of us that love to watch the dating shows that come on TV.  This book brings reality TV to life like I have never seen.  This truly is a reader’s reality show.

America, the main character, is a hard working young woman who just wants to marry the love of her life.  She gets mixed up in the Selection because she is doing what everyone else wants her to do.  I really like America.  She is a sweet young woman that is wiling do anything for the people she loves.  The roller coaster of emotions she goes through is something many readers can relate to.   I really adore that she is a red head, and her temper comes out in full force at times.  She definitely does not let class or propriety stop her from being herself.

The men of the book are Aspen and Maxon.  Aspen is America’s first love.  He cares about his family and is very nice to look at.  Aspen cares very deeply about America, but he worries a lot about how he can support her if they ever got married.   He tries to do what he thinks is best; and I think that is honorable.  He is that good guy who never catches a break.  You just want something good to happen to him.  Now Maxon is the prince and a huge sweetheart.  He puts up with America’s temper and does everything he can to make life better for her.  Maxon is uncertain about himself because he has never dated before.  To make matters worse for him, the whole country is watching it on TV.  I quickly fell in love with Maxon.  He has a very caring heart and does everything he can to help his country and the 35 young women in his home. 

Now, of course, there are 34 young women fighting for Prince Maxon’s attention.  This brings a lot of drama to the palace.  The young women bring their own excitement to the book with their different upbringings and personalities.  The fights, wardrobe disasters, and name calling are as good as any TV show I have seen.  They really keep things interesting in the Palace while America is trying to figure out her feelings.

This book gives you everything a dating show would give you.  There are love triangles, fighting, crying, and drama from too many women being in the same place.  I loved finding out the back story of how the country was created, and how it is linked to the United States.  It was also fun to see the class system is a lot like the hierarchy of high school.  America’s struggle between Aspen and Prince Maxon is the best though.  Move over Edward and Jacob.  Here comes Team Aspen and Team Maxon.

I definitely recommend reading this book.  It is a great book for young adults as well as older adults.
Go Team Maxon!


For additional reviews on this book, Click Here to see Cana's review of this book.

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