I really liked the main character and her transformation throughout the book.
My favorite moment was when she told her friend to buck up and act like a queen during the first rebel attack.
Not really, it was more interesting to listen to but did not draw on anything deep, frustration a few times but that was more of towards the characters
I agree with fellow reviewers in that the book ended poorly, honestly it cut off so quick that I waiting a few seconds after Amy said, "End of Book 1" assuming the book would have 2 parts and it was just the end of part one actually. It seemed an odd time to end the first book because while the book was interesting it didn't end on a high climax but seemed to be building up to something then fell short by ending the book.
It depends on the friend, honestly, as a 30 year old woman, I'm a bit ashamed I loved this book. But I did. So I am more than happy to tell people I loved it - but I have no idea if they would or not.
The main character is spunky. She's awesome.
It made me mad that the next book isn't coming out until 2013. Honestly - another person reviewed this, and said wait to get it until the next book came out - which sold me on getting the book. Should have listened to her. I can't believe I have to wait a year to figure out what happens - and since it's a trilogy - probably TWO years to know the end.
Can't wait to see if A. the TV show is picked up, and B. If they can roll the next two books out any faster... :)
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!!!
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.
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.
I would recommend this book to everyone!
I do really like this book
Love this book
It started me off and pushed me into the reading world and it will forever and always be my favorite book series not matter how many books I read (I've read A LOT since then)
Loved the book and story its self the narrator took a little getting used to at first she seem kind of bland but as the story progressed I didn't mind her as much
Good book, once I really got into it I enjoyed the story. I leaves a lot of unanswered questions and of course you have to buy the second book, which is why this isn't a five star review. Could've been longer, but a good story.
I loved this book! The romance, the mystery, the excitement! What's is there not to love! You will find yourself smiling as you read and Kiera Cass really pulls you in and keeps you going.