The Selection – Kiera Cass

Pretty Dresses, Fancy Jewellery, and A Handsome Prince all makes me want to become a princess! *Sigh*. The Selection was a very easy read which I really enjoyed however like most young adult books it can become slightly predictable.

If you haven’t already guessed this book is about a young girl who is entered into a competition to win the hand of the young charming prince! From there she has to battle a confusing love life as well as trying to compete in the competition which holds many twists and turns! From reading the description I was already hooked and it’s been a while since I read a book about princesses but you’re never too old! Another thing I loved was that it was an easy read, so if you struggling to find a book and just want something simple this book will be perfect.

As for the characters, the main protagonist is a young girl called America who I absolutely love! But it’s not just her I love but the whole theme with her in the Selection and how she wanted to be herself, not someone fake. Brilliant! This book wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good as it is if it didn’t have the love triangle. We have Aspen, America’s first love, and a young poor boy, who I hate. He broke America’s heart and then expected it all to be fine when he returns! No Way Ho-Say! On the hand, we have the young charming prince Maxon who is very sweet and who I defiantly want America to end with, but we will just have to wait and see…

About half-way through the book I stopped and looked at all the pages I had left to read and there were still twenty girls left! I knew something wasn’t right and I could feel myself walking straight into a cliff-hanger ending. Who was going to win? Well, when I finished, my question was answered: None did. Kiera Cass decided to put me through the torture of the biggest cliffhanger ever and not tell me who won. How could she do this to me!

Overall I loved this book and I really enjoyed reading this as it was such as easy read which I whizzed through. The characters are great and so is the storyline but it can get slightly predictable at times and then ‘love triangle’ can be slightly overwhelming!  I give this book 3.8/5 stars and I would certainly recommend it!


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