The selection began with 35 girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's love is fiercer than ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies. Each moment she spends with Maxon is like a fairy tale, filled with breathless, glittering romance. But whenever she sees her first love, Aspen, standing guard, she's swept up in longing for the life they'd planned to share.
America is desperate for more time. But while she's torn between her two futures, the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want - and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.
©2013 Kiera Cass (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Yes - I have recomended the Selection to many of my friends - and you HAVE to read the next part!!
That I was suprised at a few things that happened - didnt see it comming and I love that!
I liked the narration and thought she did a great job with different voices - I knew who was who just by her voice
Yes and I did!
I was desperately waiting for this book to come out after reading - The Selection. I absolutely loved the first book - and I really liked the second. But I have to agree with other reviews - the love triangle did get a little too much attention and huge circumstances got a back seat. The back and forth with her decision was a huge rollercoaster and in the end came full circle to the same place we started. I am rooting for Maxton and hope that the third book can delve a little more into the surrounding circumstances that just America deciding one then the other.
This book is off and running. We learn a lot more about the cast system and the problems and strict rules of this country. There are a lot of secrets revealed.
Very well written and kept me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to listen to the sequel.
The narration by Amy Rubinate was awesome!
I felt that despite his 'reasons', Maxon displayed selfishness and possessiveness. This made me reluctant to read or listen to the third. However, as I like most everything else, I still want to finish the series. I love the woman narrating, but I could tell that some of the screaming male voices were difficult for her during the climactic scenes. She still does a good job, but her voice is far too breathy and sweet. It made me giggle.
I enjoyed the first book and immediately started on the second, but I very quickly realized that in book two, America Singer began losing brain cells at an incredible rate. She seemed like a reasonable human being at the outset, but soon all she could talk about was how confused she was. That was almost all that happened in the whole book--"No Maxon, I won't leave because I might like you...just wait indefinitely. And don't talk to any of the other girls. Just sit tight while I go make out with Aspen." I mean, I am an extremely indecisive person myself, and she made me look like Judge Judy. Notable exceptions to this confusion include the time she pointlessly told her father about some very sensitive information she had sworn to keep secret, and those other times when she wasn't confused because she very confidently leapt to completely insane conclusions. After landing at these conclusions she of course needed to take swift, rash, extremely decisive action to sabotage herself (and those she claimed to care about) at every turn. Great job, honey. Why is this even a book?
My other complaint is the narration. Perhaps it is to some people's taste, but the EXTREME breathiness of nearly every single word basically made me want to scream. Please stop whispering.
The way she goes back and forth between aspen and maxon is ridiculous. I found myself screaming at the main character for being such an idiot and for not standing up for herself when she should have. I don't know that I'll even make it through the next book, I love princess love stories, but the way maxon is all over all of these girls and she doesn't tell him that it's a big part of why she feels the way she does is infuriating. I guess I just like strong female leads more than the kind that just take the crap given to the and eat it without even attempting to argue.
I really love this set ... i can't wait to start the 3 book!! I wasn't sure when I started what I would think because I normally keep with the same authors... but I will be watching for more books written by kiera cass.
I like the premise of this book series, and I understand that bad things have to happen in order for the plot to progress, but my goodness does everything have to go wrong? It became quite dull and depressing, which after the first book, I wasn't anticipating. I had such high hopes for the story but I was disappointed. So what I liked the least would have to be the lack of excitement within the storyline.
Yes - The stars could be Emma Stone (America) and Hugh Dancy (Prince Maxon)
Will not be continuing the series - this one was a let down.
Story wise, I seem to prefer The Selection more, the characters just seems to grow more and more indecisive by the chapter, especially America.
*HUGE SPOILER ALERT*
I don't understand why she keep going back to Aspen when she had already made a decision with herself that she is in love with Maxon. It doesn't help either that Maxson can't seem to make up his mind either even though he said very early on that the whole competition will be over once America decided that she wants him, yet the first thing he did was go off and date other women.
*END OF SPOILER*
However, despite all that, I did enjoy the revelation of the bigger underlying plots of the story hinting about the motives of the rebels and Maxon's family.
It was all so gripping that I had finished the whole book in one sitting and will be continuing onto the next book, The One. I just hope all these love triangles, squares, pentagon, or whatever it was will go away soon, but I guess it's to be expected given the plot of the story, 35 girls and 1 prince.
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