The Selection (The Selection Series, Book 1)

the selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection Series

Genre: Romance/Dystopian

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 352

Ok, so I honestly had no aspirations of reading this book. While I do enjoy dystopian era books, this is not in the genre that I usually read. Sure, I like a little romance and heat in my novels sometimes (as you can tell, I read a lot of PNR), but something that is geared towards a romance is not really my style. I just grabbed to see what all of the fuss was about; I was curious. That all being said- it was pretty entertaining!

The novel is set in a dystopian type era, where everyone is now in different castes. The higher the caste number, the lower the person is on the social scale. It is highly uncommon for women to marry below their caste. America, however, has had a secret romance going on with Aspen (who is one caste below her) for a couple of years. Along comes “the selection”, where thirty-five women of age are chosen from all different castes to vie for Prince Maxon’s hand. America is convinced by her mother and Aspen that she has to try for it. A week before the selection of the thirty-five Aspen dumps her, saying that he can’t provide for her…then she is chosen. She meets the Prince, and a friendship turns in to more, but Aspen is still in her heart.

This was an entertaining book. It definitely wasn’t my best read of the year, but again, it’s out of my usual genre. If you really enjoy romance, you’ll probably really enjoy it. I am intrigued enough to read on to see how it plays out.

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