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I adored this novel! I jumped into it after seeing it pop up on my news feed a few times and was happy that I did. Sometimes we really just need a love story to read. Throw in some Bachelor competition type stuff and I was hooked. Kiera wraps you up in this novel and you can't help but get hooked.
This is another of those novels that you start thinking you want one thing, and come to the realization that you are just as confused at the heroine. It was actually really fun. I liked the fact that I was just as unsure about the future of the book as she was. It takes a good author to be able to do that.
The novel also takes on a very cinderella feel to it. But on the flip side, I felt like it was Cinderella who was really saving the prince rather than the opposite. America was the type of character who challenged all preconceptions.
I loved the way the book twisted as well. You think that one plot line it where it will inevitably go, and SURPRISE, nope. The book is going a totally different way. I liked it. It was unique and really kept my interest.
America was a strong-willed and selfless girl. I say girl because even though she is forced to make the choices of a woman, she is still a girl. He thought processes and decision-making still feel young. When she really breaks out of her shell emotionally, you see how raw this whole situation makes her and you really do fall for her as a character.
Maxon. Yum. I really loved him as a character. He wasn't perfect, and he, just like America, was young. He was niece and unsure of himself just like any boy choosing his wife from a group would be. It was a fun ride getting to know him.
Throw in the Aspen twists and that sealed the deal. Jump into this dystopian and get lost. It was a really great read!
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.