Title: The Selection #1
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 24th 2012
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Love
Edition : Paperback
My Rating: 5/5 stars (A)
For thirty-five 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.
A great enjoyable read , even though it was not what I expected it to be.
I really admired how the author designed the status scale, from 1 to 8, where what you work , how much you get paid, and your social status were all decided by the government.
However , this is not a book about a corrupted government, but a contest that is held when the prince is looking for a bride,and this is where the story begins.
I did not know what exactly what would the Selection would be, perhaps a hand to hand combat between princesses, or something :D
Although the concept of the Selection itself in kind of plain and not that creative, the way the characters were described and the conversations made me finish the book in less than day.
The book is mostly character based and although there is not much of action or fighting going on, I still found myself strongly invested in the story.
An applause for Kiera Cass for making me like both boys in this love triangle, but it is still Team Maxon :)
I can't wait to have the second book in the series " The Elite" between my hands and read it.
I gave this book 5/5 stars and an A according to my own rating scale.