If you really knew me, you’d know I love a good young adult novel. When I love a book, I can’t put it down. This was the case with The Selection by Kiera Cass. Oh. My. Word. I loved it so much! It’s kind of like a royal version of The Bachelor set in a dystopian world. And I couldn’t put it down. Actually, I don’t think I did. Give me some snacks, iced tea, and a good book and I am a happy girl!
In a world where everything is determined by your social “caste” a teenage girl named America Singer is chosen to be one of 35 girls to go to the palace and Bachelor-style date the young prince, Maxon. The girl Maxon chooses will become the next princess, and ultimately Queen. So….kind of a big deal, right? America comes from a lower-middle class “caste” and is uncomfortable and basically down right miserable “fighting” to be the prince’s bride….but the benefits of being part of The Selection for her family are too good for her to turn down. She’s also in love with someone else, so how could she possibly fall for the stuck up, sheltered prince? But of course there are twists and turns and America starts to have feelings for Prince Maxon, because duh, he’s cute and sweet and an actually really nice guy….so nothing at all like she imagined he would be. America is strong willed, smart, and a red-head, so obviously I totally loved her! I’m a sucker for young love and drama and this book fit the bill perfectly!
“True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.” – The Selection
It was so nice to take a little “me” time and relax with a good, light-hearted, and romantic book. Have you read The Selection? Did you love it as much as I did? What books are on your must read list?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.