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Friday, April 24, 2015

The Selection By Kiera Cass Book Review


2015 is more than a quarter over and guess what?  My reading goal for the year is already behind!! So when I got the opportunity to read The Selection by Kiera Cass I was excited to start my 2015 reading goal with a Cinderella meets The Bachelor Young Adult book, I could not wait.  This opportunity came at the perfect time because we were heading on vacation.  Holding a new paperback book in my hand as we boarded the plane I was ready to read and get lost in this fairy-tale.

When I got this book in the mail I was ready to read it immediately.  The cover is so inviting and intriguing, yes even for this 32 year old.  HA!  I love Young Adult Fiction, there is something so fun about these types of series.  The Selection series provides a light-hearted, romantic alternative to the more intense, dystopian YA novels/movies like Hunger Games.  I loved Hunger Games but this series would be a series I would love to introduce Teagan to in her once she is a young adult.  

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The Selection 

By Kiera Cass


I must say, The Selection was the perfect vacation/poolside book.  I admit it, I love the hopeless romantic stories that leave us hanging on for more love.  I know, weird because I am so not that person in real life but maybe that is why I love these books.  The innocence and fun of new love and finding that perfect ONE.  All of those reasons is exactly why The Selection a book that is super easy to read and maybe a little addictive.  I could hardly put this book down!

America, the main character, lives in a very broken and in the future United States.  The country is broken into casts and she is in one of the lower casts.  The highest cast is searching for a wife for their Prince Maxon and to do this, there is a Selection that takes place that every lady from every cast in the appropriate age group can "enter".  Think the Bachelor but for young girls ready to reach for that higher cast.  America is selected to be apart of The Selection and goes to the palace but with a heavy heart.  You see, she is in love with Aspen, a lower cast boy that she is ready to marry.  She goes to The Selection knowing she could never find true love with Prince Maxon.  

The story builds as she leaves her normal life and enters the life of a possible Princess.  The beautiful palace, the amazing food, the handsome Prince and the gorgeous jewelry and gowns.  Oh this life.  The story telling is perfect, it captures your inner Princess and keeps you guessing.  Will America fall for the Prince?  Will America ever love Aspen again?  Will America love the life of a Princess?

All of that suspense surrounded with the drama of 35 girls after 1 Prince is what kept me reading until early in the morning during vacation.  Thankfully it was on vacation!  HA!  The binge reading continued because once I finished the first book of The Selection Series, I downloaded the second book of the series, The Elite.  

Lucky for all of us binge readers once I finish The Elite, I can jump on book 3, The One and then on May 5th the new release of book 4, The Heir will perfectly timed to continue the series!  

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 I know that this series will be one that makes lists!  I am happy that with the help of this series my 2015 Reading Challenge has become a lot easier!  My goal of 5 books will be close in no time!  I am pleased to say that I would recommend The Selection for anyone that wants to escape from the real world and enter the world of a modern Cinderella.  Kiera Cass has done wonderful things with this idea and I am looking forward to my book dates every evening.  


Is The Selection a book that you or your daughter would reach for?   


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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26 comments:

  1. Love the beautiful cover- looks like every cover has a beautiful dress on them like a fairytale thats enough for me to want to read

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  2. I have been looking for new book to read! I will have to check this one out!

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  3. My daughter really liked this series. She has read all the short stories as well.

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  4. This sounds like a fun series. My kids are too young for these but I sometimes enjoy young adult books.

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  5. A romantic story sounds just perfect. Putting it on my list!

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  6. The first thing I got from just the cover was a "Modern Day Cinderella" . The story-line is interesting it would make a great summer read

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  7. I used to be a hopeless romantic at one time. ;) This does sound like good poolside reading. Hurrah it's almost that time of year, woot!

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  8. Love the sound of this and that beautiful picture. Yes when my daughter was a young adult she would have read this one for sure.

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  9. This sounds like a perfect series for Isa. I will be sharing your post with her.

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  10. I love the covers of this whole series - the dresses are gorgeous! Will have to add this to my reading list!

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  11. This sounds like the perfect poolside or beach novel to read this summer. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  12. Love the covers of these books, they are beautiful. Sounds like a great series of reads.

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  13. I think it sounds like a good each read. I am more of a thriller gal.

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  14. This looks like the perfect next book for me! I'm a huge YA fan. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  15. I typically do not read YA fiction. However, this is something Iwould like to pass on to my daughter for her to read.

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  16. I think this book would be a great read for my daughter. I'm headed over to our library website to put it on hold right now!

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  17. I know they say to not judge a book my its cover, but that is certainly a beautiful cover! It would make me pick up the book and want to read it.

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  18. I think this is a series I should read because my daughter is in middle school. I always like to preview what she might be reading.

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  19. I love YA literature and this looks fun! I have two teenage daughters so I know this series is going to be fun to read together.

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  20. I love YA literature and this looks fun! I have two teenage daughters so I know this series is going to be fun to read together.

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  21. Those book covers are truly beautiful actually. They're reeling me in! I gotta read them!

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  22. Seems like a great young adult fiction book! I would love to read this book with my students. I think they would enjoy it :)

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  23. This book sounds great. I can't wait to get it and read it very soon!

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  24. I actually like the background of this book. I'm all about love stories and set in the future I'm so interested.

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  25. This sounds like a book that my 19 year old would enjoy. I'll have to introduce it to her.

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  26. I think this is very interesting. I would pick it up.

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