Author: Kiera Cass
Release Date: April 24, 2012 by HarperTeen
(first published January 1st 2012)
Pages: 336 pages
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.
Caste for being a Five in the country of Illea, America Singer and her family were living in a small house with not-well enough food and education. They paint, sing and used an instruments for living, but it was not enough for the cost of living. Then, America was in love with her childhood friend Aspen, they were secretly a couple within two years. But, the country of Illea gathered a selection for all the girls between 16 to 20 years of age to marry Prince Maxon. For all the girls in the country, America was in exception. She was not excited rather worried because she didn’t want to join in the Selection of 35 girls and to “marry” the Prince.
Well, America Singer’s name was truly a gorgeous one. Do you know what she’s capable of? Obviously, she can “sing”! J Aside to America, Prince Maxon was my favorite male character in the story compare to Aspen. Well, he’s definitely the sweetest male I have seen read. 😛 Every page of the story and every conversation of each of the characters I felt I was one of them. It felt real inside the castle, I also felt the gown of America! Haha.
If I will ask what I disliked about the book, well honestly I can’t figure out why I don’t feel any dislikes in the story or each chapter of the story. It was truly a light read and amazing book.
Over all, this book was truly astonishing. If you haven’t read it, I will recommend this to guys. For all the young readers out there and also for the young at heart.