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.
Review written originally in April 2014:
I don’t think I’ve ever read a book under a day as fast as this. I was hooked from the beginning and I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to read the second one in this trilogy which will probably be very soon! I fell in love with all the characters. However, the reason it’s not 5 stars is because at the beginning I found it a bit slow, was too eager for it to get to the main plot! I was partly upset with some of the prince’s actions in this selection but as it is a competition and that’s how it’s supposed to go. I really loved this book and I definitely recommend those who this kind of story it would interest to read it!