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
Some of it seems to move slow but at the same time you can imagine all the details. I am sure we all know a Celeste. It does make me want to read the next one. so many things to learn such as the final selection. what are the rebels looking for?
I like the story this far, we'll see how the other books compare. When I started the book, I was immediately startled by how robotic the voice seemed to be, and while it wasn't my favorite narration, it grew on me a bit.
Without being too in depth, the story seems like a 'Hunger Games' meets 'The Bachelor' with royalty and class systems.
This didn't seem to bother my daughter but from a mom's perspective: The performance on this book was not good. Subsequent books are narrated by others and are easier to listen to. I don't know how to say to improve it other than use a narrator who uses appropriate intonation and doesn't sound whiney.
My daughter has really enjoyed this series. The narration on the first of the series is really awful and painful to listen to. Thankfully the narration improves on the second book.
This book is truly amazing. I couldn't put it down. It was slow in the beginning but it really picked up! It made me feel like a little girl again dreaming of a future prince. It makes you want to some day find love like that😍
i might. if i go through listening to the whole series once i've finished it. i'm already on the second book and i hope the story stays as good as it was.
decent ya fiction. not the absolute best, but good nonetheless.
This is just as every other review has said the mix between the bachelor, hunger games, divergent and many other YA dystopian books that are so popular. Yes we have the love triangle and the world that is not so great. Having said that it was an easy "read" the characters are all good characters. You hate the ones you should and love the others. What I have to say was the worse part was the end. That is a cliffhanger. I'm so glad I started this series after most of the books if not all of them have been published. If I could just go on to the next book I might not have liked this one so much.
I actually had to pick up the print version and read it instead of listening to this narrator. I wish I wouldn't have immediately gotten the other book on here if it's the same narrator.
This book is like the Hunger Games meets ABC's the Bachelor. I actually really liked the story. I can't wait to read the others.
Someone like the narrator of 50 Shades of Grey. She did a great job!
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