I loved this! The princess selection from all classes. The prince and the relationships between family members, America and The prince as well as the heartbreak with her first love.
I can't wait to start the the next book in the series!
Hi, im 25 and I love to read books dat relates to me bout wat I going thru in life.
can't wait to get the next book; wish this was a movie: love, secrets, chemistry, and etc. It reminds me of one of my fav biblical storys bout Esther and pride and prejudice to.a point on that one.
I had heard this was pretty popular and liking anything that involved dystopian competition I was excited, until I heard the first chapter. Who names a main character America? Honestly. I held out for the competition but each time this Nation complained about her underclass boyfriend, their forbidden love and the new feelings she hard for the prince, I wanted to smack her upside the head. I didn't finish it. Narrator wasn't horrible but you can tell the studio quality isn't the best.
Is it my favorite? Definitely not. But I enjoyed it and think most would. It's a little silly, but come on; it was fun and clearly I finished the series.
I work in a used book store, in the Young Adult department, so from time to time I'll read or listen to a book simply to be able to recommend something to customers, and be able to tell them about it at the same time. I'm typically a science fiction fan, but The Selection caught me by surprise. Honestly, I expected a shallow, typical 'love triangle gone haywire' mess, but I was pleasantly surprised. My favorite part was the female protagonist's duty to family, but rigid independence, but how that independence isn't so blind that she can't change her mind about something. Her warming to the male protagonist Maxon wasn't forced in my opinion. The story took its time. The narrator is really what kept me listening until the story caught my favor. My least favorite part of this book is I feel the rest of the characters apart from America and Maxon aren't very well fleshed out, and kind of black and white in personality, with little in between. However, considering that there's still two more books in this arch, I look forward to seeing if that changes!
Never given her a try before, but I shall again.
She lives the character, I like her tone and expressions. She's very good at expressing emotion, and I like her breathy, breezy sort of voice.
Yeah, I think so!
Give it a try, skeptics. I didn't think I'd care for it, but here I am downloading the next one.
This concept is so over-played. I listened to the book based on other reviews and the editors picks but should have known better. It started interestingly like the hunger games and quickly became an episode of the bachelor. I love some YA but this book has no depth and I was just bored by the end.