BOOK REVIEW: The Selection by Kiera Cass

 

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The Selection Book Cover

 

Title: The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Genre: Dystopian Young Adult Fantasy

Format: Ebook (epub file)

Rating: โญโญโญโญ/ 5 stars

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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 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 herselfโ€”and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Credits: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10507293-the-selection

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Good day readers, this is my second blog post. Yehey! So first off, I want to tell you that Iโ€™ve read the book twice already. This time it is a reread.

I first read the book, way back in high school. I had a physical copy back then, which I borrowed from a close friend. The second time around, I read it as an ebook. I canโ€™t afford to buy my own physical copy of the book or much the series as of now.

So to the review, I decided to reread because I kind of forgot the flow of the story and those little details that can adds some spice to the story. And since I badly want to read The One (third book of the series), it was a good decision to read The Selection first, then The Elite before I read The One. I need to know those minor details for me to understand the whole book.

I love who Kiera Cass wrote the book. The words she used are not complicated. Iโ€™m not the kind of person who has a wide vocabulary, so I find the book easy to read. I donโ€™t have to actually list down those hard words and search it on a dictionary.

America, the protagonist of the story, is described so clear that you can picture her as someone you can be friends with. And the way she treats Aspen, itโ€™s so unlike any girl I know. She has a huge heart that she can forgive anyone that had caused her pain but not easily giving in to their pleas. Sheโ€™s the kind of girl a guy should not let go that easily. For her to not think about the social level of other people, makes her a better person than others.

Enough with America, letโ€™s talk about Aspen. He is not that awful as a person but heโ€™s pride is just not healthy for the relationship he shares with America. Itโ€™s unfair for America to be treated as if she didnโ€™t care or love him at all. I understand that he is going through tough times but it doesnโ€™t hurt if you accept someone elseโ€™s help, especially coming from the person you love the most. But I just canโ€™t stand him leaving America because of his freaking pride. Canโ€™t he just lower his pride? Because of his pride, he lost the girl he loves to The Selection. But he got fortunate to be a guard in the palace. So in general, I donโ€™t like Aspen, AT ALL.

Maxon. Maxon. Maxon. Hearing his wonderful name makes me smile so big. Heโ€™s a prince, yes, but he is a person who doesnโ€™t go through dating a girl for years before marrying her. I feel sorry for Maxon. Itโ€™s like heโ€™s speed dating the 35 girls, especially that there are circumstances that the palace in under attack by rebels.ย  But I really like Maxon. The way he brings himself when faced with so many challenges, makes him the ideal guy for every girl. I adore him big time really. Heโ€™s like my fictional crush.

So what can I really say about the whole book?

Well, as much as I donโ€™t like Aspen and few other girls, like Celeste, I love the book. It canโ€™t be avoidable if there is someone you dislike. Itโ€™s normal and it brings spice and thrill in the story. I love the whole dystopian world and how royalty was shown in the story.

Thatโ€™s about it. I canโ€™t say anything else.

I canโ€™t wait to start on The Elite soon. Still an ebook copy though.

Until next blog post, bibliophiles. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹

Leave a comment if you have anything to say about my post and the book, itself.

Thank you for reading.

 

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Current read last June 2016

 

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