Monday, April 28, 2014

A MUST READ: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Hi Book Lovers!

I am SO SORRY for not posting for a while because of my other blog, 'Natasha's Cute Blog'.

But getting straight to the point...

I highly recommend The Selection by Kiera Cass to YA and Romance readers.

The Selection - Book Cover

Details:

Book Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Published April 24th 2012

Genre: Romance, Teen, YA
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4.5/5 stars

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Blurb:
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.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
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Ok. I guess from the blurb some of you may go whaaaatt? I don't get it.
But here is some more info that will help you understand better.

Castes - in Illéa (the country they live in), you are graded using castes. From One to Eight, the lower the number the wealthier you are. America is a Five.
The Selection - Basically it's a competition where young girls from all castes enter a draw to be in the competition with the winner awarded as the next queen of Illéa and Prince Maxon's wife. Of course you will have to fill in a form that included a picture of yourself, your age, talents, etcetera.

My Thoughts

This really deserved my 4.5 stars, and here is a list why:

- Interesting storyline
- Good character description
- Amazing book cover
- How America isn't the best and most popular in The Selection.
- Prince Maxon described as a really nice and gentle guy
- From page one America was in an interesting situation, with getting Selected and having Aspen as a boyfriend.
- This book wouldn't have been anywhere near as good as it is if it didn't have the love triangle. I usually think books with it in them is quite unoriginal, but it totally worked for this one.

But here is why the 0.5 is lost:

- America always the first one that gets Prince Maxon's kiss/meet/date
- Cliffhanger ending

But overall The Selection have a well deserved 4.5 and the spot in my Top 3 Series.

If you've read my Most Exciting Upcoming Books and Movies This Year, you would notice that the One, which is the 3rd and final installation of the series, is coming out this year! So excited!!!!

Thanks Everyone for reading my blog!
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Thanks
Nashy

Extras:

Click here for the Official Kiera Cass Website!

Click here for Official The Selection Extras!

Click here for the Book Trailer!