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
The storyline is entertaining, but the protagonist is always crying! She's so indecisive - and in general comes off as weak in most of the book. I found her a bit annoying except in a few choice parts of the book where she shines, don't want to give anything away but those moments she didn't seem like a weak little girl.
However, the story kept me interested and entertained... As I am listening during long commutes this is helpful.
I love listening to this series. In fact it is 1:15 in the morning and I just finished book 2 and am thinking about moving straight on to book 3. I feel so captivated by this story. It is amazing. Of course the ending leaves you wondering what happens next... You won't regret listening!
I find the characters in this series to be unlikeable, selfish, and underdeveloped. America herself seems to have no problem keeping two guys on the line, despite repeated reminders of serious consequences. Maxon is condescending and boring. Aspen is probably the worst of all. And yet there must be something to this story, because I keep listening, and will probably finish the story.
The narration could definitely be better. It's not terrible, but I think the characters would come off a little more vividly if her tone wasn't so flat and Siri-like.
Books are my escape. Some books are even more inventive with someone else to make the right decisions on tones and inflection.
Who will she pick? How long until there is a decision? He says he cares but come on how much. It's all quiet annoying. It seems over written at times. Could really be a good book if it wasn't for its soap opera version of dragging it all out in the slowest way available, and for fun let's keep dropping in people who shouldn't be there to se what happens.
I would recommend this series, because it is pretty good overall. This book fell a little short, i didn't finish the last hour of it because it was the same thing overagain.
All of the America/Maxon scenes. They are such a cute power couple
The safe room scene
Yes, this would make an amazing movie or series. I don't know of any actors in my head that are as perfect as maxon. I have my own ideas in my head of what they should look like
Nothing really significant happens in this book. It is actually pretty irritating at times. you could skip this book and go to the 3rd and not miss much. There was to much repetitiveness. They have a cute moment, then something happens and they are dishonest, then they freeze each other out, then make up, then do it again.
The Selection has been a joy to read. I appreciate a book that isn't all about sex and graphic violence. If you are looking for a series that will steak your heart then this is your desire!
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