I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - If you take components of both The Bachelor and Cinderella, you've got the formula for The Selection. It is probably considered a YA book and I probably bought it on sale without realizing that fact, but I'm glad I did. The main character, America, is a smart girl who thinks and acts like the teenager she is. Some of the things she does are -- well, they're dumb. Some parts of the plot are predictable but, nevertheless, it is highly enjoyable chick lit! The end leaves a lot undecided, so you will want to hear the whole trilogy.
NARRATION - The reader has somewhat of a monotonous tone and cadence. It was a distraction for about the first 15 minutes or so, but then I didn't notice it at all.
OVERALL - Females who are young or young at heart will really like this book.
Look upward and see the wonders I've seen
I may read the second book in this trilogy. The story wasn't bad, but it was definately based on the Hunger Games, but instead of children fighting to the death, it's 35 women trying to win one man. I expected to hate this book but found it amusing and entertaining. The names were inane America Singer?? And she happens to he a singer??
Let me read the second one and then I will tell you.
I thought the narrator did a good job.
Near the top.
She does an excellent job with them all, but I especially loved America.
I downloaded this book because of the cover. (I didn't even know what the book was about when I bought it.) I'm so glad I did: I loved it!
A word of warning, it does cut off very suddenly, but I thought it was a great start to a series! It felt basically like a mixture of Hunger Games and the Bachelor. (More towards the Bachelor end, though) It was a lighter read, but it seems like it might become more deep and intriguing in the sequels.
There were parts where I just couldn't stop smiling. The chemistry between America and Maxon was so good. They're one of my new favorite fictional couples. I liked Aspen too, but I loved Maxon!!!
I really can't wait to read the next book.
Yes, I was drawn in from beginning to end
not sure, I want to say hunger games without the violence
America, she is the main character and the story is surrounded around her.
When America walks past her lost love in the palace
Can't wait for book two!
Absolutely recommend! It is a fantastic read!!
More like what was my favorite character! I love the way the author was able to capture the love America felt for Aspen, along with the betrayal, abandonment and confusion most people experience when in love for the first time ever. I love the hesitation to jump back into what's known due to the pull of the unknown, maybe a new love?
I did not want to stop listening! I was crushed when I heard the words "end of book one"! I went straight on to audibles website, only to find that book 2 and 3 are not yet available! I was at the salon and said out loud "WHAT"!!!!!!! Everyone looked over at me and I had to explain I had just experienced the biggest cliffhanger without any resolve!!! When is the next book coming out???? PLEASE!!
Please, please, please, release the next one, SOON!!! Please!!!
I almost gave up on this book when I first started to listen. The narrator's voice sounded like they had a auto tune after taste. But I liked the story so I pushed myself through it. Only half way did I start to forget about it. But overall I really enjoy the book.
The voice of the narrator really annoys me. it feels like she's doing that come hither suductive strain but its completely out of place. like she isn't talking in her normal voice. its definitely distracting.
While I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of a girl "auditioning" for the role of the Crown Princess a la "The Bachelor", the narrator was all wrong. While she isn't a bad narrator, she is much more suited to narrating, say, a documentary. The book is told from the point of view of a girl who is about 18; this narrator lacks the youthfulness of a teenager. She's really serious and drab. If this were a book about Antarctica, she'd be perfect. But as it is, she's quite distracting from the story. However this book is a thoroughly engrossing tale that my 13-year-old daughter and I enjoyed listening to together on a road trip.
Addicted to happy endings!
The book starts slow (as most YA novels do) but picks up when she is actually selected. Maxon has impressed me with his gentlemanly nature, and America (for most of the book) impressed me with her honesty to herself and her desire to move forward rather than regret the past. She doesn't seem to disillusion herself either. VERY centered on the girls and all their feelings towards Maxon, but there is some political and state action too. Of course, it wouldn't be a book without drama (love triangle drama). I am getting the sequel because I am interested in seeing what happens, not because I am captivated by characters or enthralled with the story....mearly curious :)
It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.
Yes! It was very entertaining.
I loved America's character, she was very out spoken and fought what she believed in.
Amy did an amazing job in changing her voice to each character.
No, I would keep it as is. This book would be a perfect move!!