The author Kiera Cass did an astounding job with this book. America came across as a well rounded character, not shallow in any way. She was not a love sick puppy that was dying for the prince's love and attention. This story reminded me of a dystopian type of Esther story, where the prince must choose his future bride. I look forward to the next book.
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
I don't think so .. the narration was so stiff and cold , if I had the time I would've switched to the print version in no time
Prince Maxon and America's maids :)
she is so stiff and I couldn't recognize each character , they all have the same voice it's confusing
when Maxon told America that he has feelings for her
I wanted to enjoy this book more than I did but it was an enjoyable read
This book turned out to be much more interesting than I'd expected. It was a little slow in some places but all in all it was worth it. Cass' ability to create so many characters (a majority being female, at that) was very refreshing. No one was too similar to the next and each character captured you differently. I wished at points that America had been a little less wishy-washy about her feelings but again, all in all it was worth it. I very much look forward to the next!
This book consumed me! I absolutely would recommend it to anyone who loves romance and an interesting story. It of course has more then just romance, which keeps the story flowing well and makes it more interesting. I read all four books back to back and seriously was consumed! I’ve heard a lot of people describing it as the Bachelor and Hunger Games combined and yes that’s true in a lot of ways but it is also much more then that.
It was so sweet and the way Kiera writes is just captivating. There were a lot of times where you want something to happen and it will but it takes a little bit of time which is agonizing to wait but it's worth the wait!
I loved all of the characters at the beginning you immediately fall in love with America and Aspen! I thought I was going to hate the prince but i didn't; it is a true love triangle and you feel all of the pain and confusion as a reader! In the end America is my favorite but I think that’s because you read it from her perspective and as a reader you put yourself in her shoes; she and I are quite similar as well. Other then that the Prince is my favorite he is so dynamic and at times infuriating! You think you know everything about him from the beginning but just wait he'll surprise you.
YES, YES, YES!! I read all three books back-to-back and only stopped to sleep!
Like I'm sure you have already figured out I love the book! It was impossible to put down and is worth every penny!
I regularly read YA fiction, just to see what interests teen readers these days. So when I saw that this was a New York Times Bestseller, and saw what I imagined to be a strong young woman on the cover, I decided to give it a credit. Amazing, and NOT in a good way. Similar to the "Hunger Games" series, this dystopian future was pretty gruesome. With apparently not enough decent work or even food to go around, the masses of people are placated by the equivalent of the Roman Era's "bread and circuses", but without the bread. The Selection depicts a future with almost no technological advances (nobody seems to have a cell phone or a computer): a caste-like system that compares unfavorably with slavery; and representative government has been abolished in favor of an absolute monarchy. Perhaps most amazing of all, most young women's fondest dream for their future is to marry a prince in this nightmare of a country. This is so retrograde it's more depressing than the future depicted in the Hunger Games series. Hard to believe young women in the 21st Century lined up for this one. The narration of Amy Rubinate is wonderful, though the material is pretty bad. Overall, it's pretty sad.
very easy listen. took some time to appreciate the reader's voice. your typical love story but was enjoyable. the writer helps you Identify with the characters in a short amount of time
could not put it down. love america, love the narrator. read it you will not regret it. its like Hunger Games + Bachelorette + Cinderella = the selection. its a weird combo and it works.
A interesting story but very much written for the teen crowd. I like the concept of the US future dealing with its debt with China and what may happen with future political economic situations. But the author feels the need to create a love triangle is all too often boring. I gave it before for the originality of the story itself but I wish you would focus on more of what it really means to live in this time rather than the need to create a love fantasy.