For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want, and living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself - and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
©2012 Kiera Cass (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
I selected this book for a light summer read/listen. The plot has is a Hunger Games meets The Bachelor feel to it. Overall I thought it was worth the credit and would recommend it my teen daughter.
At first I didn't think that I would like the narrator's voice, but as the story progressed, Amy grew on me. She had an excellent performance and it was easy to tell when she switched between characters. This is the first audiobook I've ever listened to and I was unsure if I would enjoy is since I like the process of reading so much. I was pleasantly surprised.
The story itself is a classic young adult novel of this last decade. As such, I loved it. There was plenty of action and intrigue to keep me wanting to know more about this society the characters are living in. I will definitely continue the series, but probably from my local library rather than audible :) (I just can't get rid of paper that easily)
I'm struggling to get past the breathy, monotone narration. The narrator sounds bored with her job.
Still listening, so I'll have to update this review at a later date.
Anyone with a clearer voice and more variety.
I'd take my young adult daughters to see it.
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