I will he three rest of the series but the character development is not great.
I don't know what it is about this book but I'm addicted. I really can't pull myself away from how when I think everything will be perfect for America, she winds up doing something crazy. Great Book!
Listen to most of my audiobooks on Amazon Echo at work...I pick tried and true stories, classics and guilty pleasures
The formulaic princess story...I'm a sucker for a princess story.
The Hunger Games---which is much better.
Listening to her say "I shrugged" a million times.
Dystopian Reality Show
This series hooked me completely but I will be surprised if I ever re-listen to it. It's not the best story, but something so irresistible about a princess. Loved the friendships between the female characters and the queen.
Yes, but only if they read the 1st book in the series. It was a well written book but not as lighthearted as the Selection.
Many reviews I read complained about how much they really disliked America and that she is wishy washy but nobody in reality has ever been in her position. Extremely poor growing up, falls in love and rejected even though she was willing to be even poorer; then live like a princess and she is only 17. Even though she has fallen in love, the terror of her decision and how it will affect her and her family is out of this world. It's still another non-stop read that I just couldn't put down.
Honestly I can't compare this book. It's still a contunation of the selection preocess with lots of politics, and the palace under attack constantly
My favorite scene was actually at the ending when they were the most honest and she discovers how much he truely loves her.
Honesty prevails but secrets abound
America is dealing with her growing love for Maxon and what she wants. She's reserved about becoming a princess, but wants Maxon. Aspen keeps pushing her to choose him and she knows he's a safe bet. But reality is she is 17 years old and if she chooses Maxon she inherits a great responibility when she becomes a princess and then the queen. If she chooses Apsen she knows where she will be a "2" in the caste system. But reality is she doesn't think like a "2 or 3" she thinks like a "5 or 6" and is feeling inferor. The Selection process has changed her more than she realizes until the end. She is finally going through the stage in life where she is uncertain of her feelings and experienceing jelousy for the first time. Must be very hard to want someone who is dating 6 people at the same time.
I see so many hateful reviews, I'm sorry people, I'm still addicted!! Guess some people are just going to hate. They may just be mad the author dragged it our over so many books but they are still suspenseful!