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'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.
This book sucked me in from the beginning. It really told me in with its hunger game like storyline but mixing in a little bachelorette's game.
Great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, routing for the main character & wanting more!
started out unsure of this book because of reviews. I definitely agree with whoever said they were reminded of the hunger games but only the part about different statuses in society. I thin k the test of the story kind of reminds me of the Bachelor but on a more personal level from America's point of view. I liked the book overall. I can't wait to continue the story
This book was something I was not expecting to enjoy. The story is so enhanced and delightful because of the performance the narrator did. The author did an excellent job with the story providing a lot of foreshadowing and unexpected tension between the characters. One of my only complaints is that some of the characters seem so bland and I couldn't find myself relating to them.
I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys a romantic story in an unusual situation.
I love a books that entertain!
I really loved the book but this is the second time I've read it and I didn't like how some things were pronounced differently than I did but overall it was pretty good. I liked the different tones the reader did for different characters. it was a great book. and I like that is told me how long it would take to finish and that it was pretty short.
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