The Selection

Bestseller Ebook The Selection the best work 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

Bestseller Ebook The Selection the best work 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 withFor 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.. Popular Ebook The Selection UPDATE 3/23/2016: YOU GUYS. I owe Kiera Cass a TREMENDOUS apology. Kiera Cass is the mother-effing ORACLE OF DELPHI. GET THAT WOMAN A JOB IN THE WHITE HOUSE, STAT.Because you guys. She predicted Donald Trump's America. Rich businessman. War with China. Renaming country after own self. Creating a caste system based off of how much money one has. I didn't believe this was an America that could happen, but turns out, I was the one who was wrong. *sobbing quietly into nuclear bunker*ORIGINAL REVIEWI almost never write reviews, but I had to write one to try to persuade people to read this book. Really, it has to be read to be believed. This is actually the worst book I've ever had the pleasure to encounter in my life, and I think it's only fair that everyone else get to enjoy it, too. It's the best ten bucks and three hours of my life I've ever spent. I'm not being sarcastic. The entertainment value of this novel is high. Especially if you can reenact scenes out loud with your boyfriend, which I may or may not have done.As for all you people who couldn't finish it? WEAK. Seriously. The effery gets more and more amazing and you missed some inspiring prose. I've read through many of the reviews here, and people have done a good job of covering the problems. Forgive me for treading familiar ground. 1. RIDICULOUS NAMES. I know, Collins did the same thing. But while it works in Hunger Games to underscore the absurdity of the society (the silliest names come from the Capitol or Career districts), here, it just makes all of our descendants sound stupid. Stop smoking pot, kids. Your progeny will be born dumb and name THEIR progeny things like "America," "Aspen," and "Clarkson." Please. Think of the children. (Tangent: I was describing this book to a friend, and I said, "The heroine is named America Singer. She has a really special talent, and you can tell from her name." My friend: ". . .Is she really good at freedom?")2. EXECRABLE WORLDBUILDING. Great, even good dystopians SHOULD stem from a plausible scenario of the future (e.g. 1984), and MUST make a commentary on society as it is now (Hunger Games is once again the good example here--it isn't exactly plausible, but all that War is Hell stuff is good). This book fails miserably on both points. Not only is the vision of the future ridiculous and implausible based on the world we know today, it demonstrates a complete lack of historical, economic, political, and anthropological understanding. Midway through the book, we are given a breathtakingly idiotic vision of the future (how has no one addressed this yet? It's like the best part of the book). (view spoiler)[Apparently, America becomes so indebted to China that China decides to INVADE. No, really. Because if one country is in debt to another and the first country wants its money back, that's what you do! International Relations 101!Only they find out that oops, there IS NO MONEY. Like...the Chinese are sitting there thinking, "IF ONLY WE INVADE, WE CAN GET OUR MONEY BACK"? Question: WHY DIDN'T AMERICA USE ITS MASSIVE NUCLEAR ARSENAL TO DEFEND ITSELF? Did China defy international conventions and violate the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty it signed in 1992 WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING? Did America somehow lose its stockpile? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? If you're not going to keep things vague like Collins, you need to address the GIANT GAPING HOLES in your idea. SO then America becomes the American State of China (HAHAHAH OMFG) and they get...labor! Yeah! The Chinese want American labor! Anyway, after China invades America, the Russians attack. Because they are SMRT and expanding on BOTH FRONTS (Which two fronts? East and . . . up? I think she might mean China, but it's hard to tell). Only, like Napoleon and Hitler learned (WHEN WILL DICTATORS EVER GET IT RIGHT), fighting a war on two fronts is a BAD IDEA. Russia and China have at it, then a dude named Gregory Illea saves America and forms a new government and country NAMED AFTER HIMSELF.Yes. The nation that didn't even name itself after George Washington, decided to name itself after a "private citizen who donated his money and knowledge." (Also, in the history of the world, how many countries are named after a PERSON? Not even the worst dictators in the history of the world have done that.) (ETA. Regarding the naming-a-country-after-a-person, I might be wrong. Not sure. See comments.) (hide spoiler)]I suspect that the attitude of this author is best summed up in what one of the instructors says to the Selected: "Dear girls, history isn't something you study. It's something you should just know." If Cass had actually studied history at any point, she would have realized how asinine and ill-concieved this vision of the future is.Moving on, though I guess it's hard to move on from that idiocy. Anyway, the book also doesn't make a particularly cogent argument against misogyny, class-ism, or even basic stupidity. For example, (view spoiler)[the palace is constantly under attack from rebels. I fail to see why the king doesn't DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. Nope. The rebels just keep on breaking in. The king's response? Get some metal window shades. Seriously. He could build an actual fort (which, you know, people managed to do thousands of years ago before they had like tractors and shit). He could move to a secret bunker. He could DIG A MOAT AND FILL IT WITH ALLIGATORS. But no. He got some metal window shades. He deserves to die and this country deserves to fall, just because of the principle of evolution and survival of the fittest. These people ain't it. (hide spoiler)]Finally, the book actually perpetrates and supports misogynistic ideas. For example, Marlee tells America that girls are all bitchy and out to backstab each other. America takes this in stride, instead of, oh, pointing out that her sisters were great to her? Why is it okay to say this or perpetrate this kind of belief about women? Of course it's true of some women, as it's true of some men. But it's not GENERALLY true of ALL women, and to say so is grossly misogynistic. 3. TERRIBLE CHARACTERIZATION. People lack depth, subtlety, and consistency in this book. You have the classic Bitchy Mean Girl, the Devoted Maids, the Kindly Best Friend, the Adorable Young Tyke, and on and on and on. As for lack of consistency: Maxon, for example, is described as being not very good with girls ("I don't meet very many women," he says at one point). . . and yet he goes around calling everyone 'my dear' (ewww sleazy, by the way?) like a dedicated Regency rake. It would be one thing if this was described as being awkward, but instead the women all seem to really like it--so he's inexperienced, yet smooth with the ladies? WTF?Maxon is in general the least sexy 'hero' I've ever read. First off, he's a shitty prince. Even America studied the names/faces of the other Selected, but Maxon asks to be "[forgiven] if [he's] slow with names; there are quite a few [girls]." You're a PRINCE, Maxon. Learning people's names and remembering them is a PART OF YOUR JOB, especially because you have access to that information. Sit your ass down. Memorize their names and faces. He's also completely ignorant of what's going on in his country until America tells him (and then he becomes an overnight communist because of her. Not that there's anything wrong with communists per se, but I'm still amused). I get that as the prince he was maybe really sheltered from the realities of the caste system, but it's still really unsexy that he hasn't even tried to find out before. It demonstrates a complete lack of curiosity, empathy, and imagination. As a love interest, Maxon is just really creepy. He says, "You [the Selected girls] are all dear to me. It is simply a matter of discovering who shall be the dearest." Oh, ick. The problem isn't that Maxon has clearly never been laid, which is fine (I love non-man-ho heroes!), the problem is he's so awkward/sketchy that he also couldn't get laid if his life depended on it. Actually, I wonder if he actually has all his manly parts intact, because he talks/acts/thinks like a not very bright woman. I also really enjoyed this description of Maxon: "He just looked . . . thoughtful. It was an interesting expression on his face." Because, you know, Maxon usually just looks dumb as a brick, so when he's thinking, it's totally weird. As for America, her stupidity is kind of endearing. Watching her navigate the world is like watching a toddler cross traffic, only really hilarious. She's unbelievably self-centered, egotistical, and smug. For example, her treatment of her maids is poorly thought out. It's like Cass wants to make America sympathetic by having her care about her maids ((view spoiler)[such as her concern for the girls during the two rebel attacks (hide spoiler)]), but America's actual behavior towards the girls is condescending and smug. First, she can't be bothered to learn their names/distinguish them from each other. Later, she self-righteously says that she "enjoys the company of Sixes." How about saying that YOU NEVER NOTICE CASTES, AMERICA? That would be a better way of putting it. Finally, America seems to think that the girls are TOTALLY HAPPY to just be America's maids and have no outside interests/lives. According to America, they just LIVE to serve her. All people have their own agendas, Cass, and to describe the girls otherwise--especially when you are using them to make a point about America's kindness/thoughtfulness--ends up making America look even more self-absorbed, naive, and oblivious.4. WORSE DIALOGUE. There is no subtlety, no tension. If someone wants to know something? SURE. Any character will spill the inner workings of their mind immediately. Case in point: when Aspen is angry at America for cooking dinner, instead of drawing out the tension and creating a sense of unease with Aspen withholding this information, Aspen simply bursts out the (chauvinistic) truth. Or when Maxon asks America whether or not she can love him (the second time they meet), instead of saying, "no, you're really creepy/desperate, ew" or "how the fuck should I know, I just met you last night," which is I think how most girls would respond to that kind of question on the second meeting (NOT even the second date), America says no and then TELLS HIM WHY--a reason that can technically GET HER IN TROUBLE. Who does that? Someone who is acting according to the dictates of plot instead of human nature and their own characterization.(Then another character describes America as 'mysterious' at one point. America, who literally cannot keep her mouth shut about ANYTHING, even her own darkest secrets. Clearly, the author's definition of 'mysterious' is very different from everyone else's.)Cass is also VERY fond of using the dialogue tag "sing" or "sang out." Of the 7 or 8 times she does this, it fits ONCE (when May sings the "sitting in a tree" song.) This is a really idiotic move because I sort of imagine everyone singing in a Miss Piggy tone of voice. 5. PECULIAR DICTION. The queen is described as sitting "not in an icy way," in contrast to her husband and son. Which makes zero sense. Posture is not described as icy: tone is, mien is, but not THE WAY YOU SIT. You can't just use words because you feel like it. Words mean specific things. Also, someone twirls her fork "menacingly." No, really. This is one of those fun things you can try to do at dinner tonight. (I get what Cass is trying to go here, but she hasn't described it right. The girl's expression can be menacing WHILE she twirls her fork. Or it can even be something like, "She was merely twirling pasta on her fork, but she somehow managed to make the gesture look menacing, like she meant to stab me in the eye with it after I was finished eating." But the way it's written is just abuse of the English language.)America also puts her books on a "helpful" shelf. That's how I describe all my furniture when they fulfill their function: chairs are "helpful" when I sit in them, beds are "helpful" because I can sleep in them, and "stoves" are helpful when they HELP ME COOK DINNER. THANKS, STOVE. At one point, America describes Aspen's hair as "scraggly." Here is the definition of scraggly:1. (of a person or animal) Thin and bony.2. Ragged, thin, or untidy in form or appearance.Now, I recognize the use of the word "or" in this definition: that it can mean ragged, thin, OR untidy. However, words have connotations as well as denotations, and using the word "scraggly" implies dirty and thin.Probably not how you want people to imagine one of the love interests' hair. Cass also likes to juxtapose words weirdly, like when America "whisper-yelled" at Aspen, or when Maxon laughs "with a bizarre mix of rigidity and calm," or a character who smiles in a way that's both "excited and timid." TELLING, NOT SHOWING. America's family is described as poor because they are lower caste. I don't buy it. She has her own bedroom, and her family owns not only a fridge, but a TV, and they eat popcorn while they watch it. Sure, they are kind of hungry (and they don't have enough makeup *tear*), but when they ARE described as having amenities, it isn't explained. And it would have been so easy to do! Such as, "the fridge was a cast-off from the home of a Three!" "Popcorn is cheap, so it's the only snack we can afford!" "I had my own room, but only because older sis moved out!" (It's also unclear what kind of house/neighborhood the Singers live in. Suburbs? Inner city? Rural countryside? This would have gone a long way towards establishing America's poverty).Or people are described as "regal" without any indication of what that means (stiff posture? Raised chin? Expressionless face? Walks with a stick up their rears? WHAT? TELL US.) America's first breakfast in the palace: "The eggs and bacon were heaven, and the pancakes were perfectly done, not too thin like the ones I made at home." WHAT DO HEAVENLY EGGS AND BACON TASTE LIKE TO YOU, AMERICA? CRISPY? SOGGY? SALTY? DOES THE FAT MELT ON YOUR TONGUE? Writers: make your words count. Here's another stunning example of Cass's descriptive prowess: "The wallpaper, the gilt mirrors, the giant vases of fresh flowers were all so beautiful. The carpets were lavish and immaculate, the windows were sparkling, and the paintings on the wall were lovely."What kind of wallpaper is it? How big are the mirrors? What kind of flowers? What do the carpets look like? WHAT DOES ANYTHING LOOK LIKE?This is not how you write description, guys.The telling, not showing also ties into the bad characterization. We are TOLD, for example, that Aspen's mother is kind, because she "give[s] clothes that didn't fit her kids anymore to families who had next to nothing."This is not an effective example of kindness. Giving away clothes that you don't use anymore isn't kind, because it lacks the element of sacrifice. It's vaguely charitable at best. If Cass wanted to use this example, she would have had to add something along the lines of "instead of selling it for money."7. AWKWARD, STUPID, STILTED PLOT. Witness the 'bargain' that America offers the prince during their first meeting: she offers to be his friend and to help him selected a bride(after spilling all her dark secrets, natch). Then, after like two meetings (dates lol), America is hurt when Maxon didn't tell her something because she thinks that they are 'friends'. Not everyone is you, America. Not everyone tells all their secrets to their actual friends after YEARS, let alone to random people after a mere days. 8. PROBLEMATIC NOTIONS OF LOVE. For example, at one point the prince says, "I hope to find happiness, too. To find a woman that all of Illea can love, someone to be my companion and to help entertain the leaders of other nations. Someone who will befriend my friends and be my confidante. I'm ready to find my wife."This is really offensive, and it's never addressed. Maxon's idea of love is incredibly self-centered: someone whom HIS people can love, someone to be HIS companion, someone to help HIM entertain leaders of other nations, someone to befriend HIS friends and be HIS confidante. And sure, a princess is public commodity and she should be popular with his people and not embarrass the country in front of other nations. But even if you strip away the "public" aspect, Maxon doesn't at all mention wanting to be friends with HER friends, to be HER support, to be HER companion, to be a part of HER life. He wants to enfold her into HIS life. 9. STATISTICS IS FOR OTHER PEOPLE. I'm a little confused by everyone's lack of understanding of basic statistics in this book. The selection is a lottery, and your odds are Not Good. And yet this book opens, "When we got the letter in the post, my mother was ecstatic. She had already decided that all our problems were solved, gone forever. The big hitch in her brilliant plan was me."Um, I hate to break it to you, America, but technically the first big hitch in her problem is STATISTICS. Your problems are not solved until YOU ARE SELECTED. God, if the woman thinks the "big hitch in her plan" is America's stubbornness, she must be dumber than a brick--like mother, like daughter, eh? Curse you, mathematics, for being SO DIFFICULTS. Later on, America notes that "families had already started throwing parties for their daughters, sure that they would be the one chosen for the Selection." SERIOUSLY? THAT'S LIKE ME CELEBRATING WINNING THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT BECAUSE I BOUGHT A TICKET. 10. FORGET ABOUT THAT MFA. I would say this is pretty much a master class in how not to write a novel. Aspiring novelists, take note. You can learn more about what not to do spending ten bucks on this than in an expensive university writing program11. AUTHORS BEHAVING BADLY. Writing a book is really hard. I respect that. I don't respect the way this author treats reviewers, because reviews are for readers, who deserve to know what they are getting for their money. Edited: You guys, thank you so much for reading. I am blown away by all of your support. The review for The Elite is up, and I'm working on The Heir. Will attach links soon.

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  1. UPDATE 3 23 2016 YOU GUYS I owe Kiera Cass a TREMENDOUS apology Kiera Cass is the mother effing ORACLE OF DELPHI GET THAT WOMAN A JOB IN THE WHITE HOUSE, STAT.Because you guys She predicted Donald Trump s America Rich businessman War with China Renaming country after own self Creating a caste system based off of how much money one has I didn t believe this was an America that could happen, but turns out, I was the one who was wrong sobbing quietly into nuclear bunker ORIGINAL REVIEWI almost neve [...]

  2. This book is like those little sachets of Nutella you get as free samples with like a magazine or a packet of Ritz or something, in that it s empty calories lite but seriously delicious It s really small and really bad for you and not really that satisfying but shit if you don t enjoy it Because, no matter how superior you think your tastes are, you will enjoy this Even just on a voyeuristic level You just have to forget all of the stuff you know Like, all of it Forget what you learned in civics [...]

  3. Reaction before reading this book I know I may be a sucker for falling for this cover, but look at it I totally want to go to that party.Reaction after reading this book I no longer want to go to this party.Full disclosure I did not read this entire book I took notes for the first 88 pages, read to page 168, and then skimmed the rest I think reading than half the book qualifies as giving it a fair shot.The Selection arrives with a gorgeous cover and interesting premise What if a lottery allowed [...]

  4. I know, I know, I probably shouldn t have read this But when a series gets to be this popular, I can t help needing to know why I have friends who LOVED this and friends who HATED it, so I had to see for myself.Firstly, the names Okay, I d already made peace with America Singer before going into this book I knew that was her name, I knew it was silly, but whatever, it does not maketh or breaketh a book But I didn t know that America Singer was wait, it s too good a singer Honestly, why did the a [...]

  5. I m not so stupid as to believe that you ve completely forgotten about your former boyfriend I know you think there are others here suited for me and this life, and I wouldn t want you to rush into trying to be happy with any of this I justI just want to know if it s possible THE SELECTION was one of the best books I have ever read I don t think I quite expected that once I flipped the first page that I couldn t stop But guess what it happened I am constantly thinking about this book and I am 1 [...]

  6. If you can get past the I m smelling my armpit cover, and also the silly names, and the horribly unoriginal storyline, and the terrible writing wait, really, you can get past all of that What does that leave you then A nice font Seriously, though, read reviews for this one They re not favorable for a reason.

  7. NOTE This review was not affected by online drama or controversy Everything I have to say here is based on my own personal opinion about the book itself, even though I definitely think Cass needs a new publicist NOTE 2 All the captions in the non animated picture memes were made by me because, you know, I m just THAT brilliantly witty So please don t use them without asking my permission first Thanks 35 GIRLS 1 CROWN THE COMPETITION OF A LIFETIME.Now with a story premise like that, honestly I t [...]

  8. I read this book for one reason To find out why it s a New York Times Best selling series After drinking several beers and banging my head against the wall after reading The Selection, I can kinda see why And to be fair, it s probably not the absolute worst book I ve read I mean, there s still that time I read Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Still, it is by no means something that I d recommend.I know it might seem like I detested The Selection based on my status updates, but to be perfectly h [...]

  9. An ARC was provided by HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review I don t usually go for books like this one, with the whole princess competition thing going on actually I ve never even started one because they don t look good , but let me tell you, this book is amazing.I loved it That s all I can say It went right into the story, and I was hooked from page one I just couldn t stop reading The plot was AMAZING I loved how Kiera Cass manipulated the characters Aspen to make America sign up, and [...]

  10. To start off, I will say that I liked this book that I thought I would I was originally looking for a book for a reading challenge needed blue covers and just happened to see this at the library and figured it didn t look too bad and that I would just read it since nothing else was working I have now read this three times since it came out It has yet to tire for me.It is hard to explain why I like it It is a true guilty pleasure, fluffy kind or read with a hint of action and intrigue for future [...]

  11. Did not finish stopped at page 208.I could not get behind America who is suffering from an affliction called TSTL syndrome too stupid to live Her choices seem robotic and awkward, her dialogue and self deprication feel desperate and forced None of the other characters rise to the occasion of acting realistically, either Besides that, and a serious lack of world building, The Selection is to The Hunger Games as Carrier of the Mark is to Twilight That is to say an apparent knock off Gavril and Cae [...]

  12. Here s how this book should be marketed Dystopian world meets The Bachelor.rt ofT THE HUNGER GAMES There s no fight to the death here just a bunch of young women vying for the heart of one very handsome prince.Personally, I ve been excited to read this book from day one of it s announcement Say what you will about the cover, but holy heck is it gorgeous If I wasn t so damn short, I d totally rock that dress The chance to become a princess BESTILL MY 5 YEAR OLD HEART I loved the whole premise of [...]

  13. The best chocolate chip cookies I ve ever had are full of delicious, bad for you ingredients, are only 3 and I often find myself devouring almost an entire packet in one sitting despite knowing I probably shouldn t eat that many cookies But, I can t help it, I just enjoy them so much The Selection is a bit like that It s cheap, nasty and has everything I could possibly hate in literature, yet I found myself addicted and it was so much fun I still stand by my opinion that the controversy surround [...]

  14. Edit I have only one question, and that question is WHY IS THE OVERALL RATING FOR THIS BOOK SO HIGH Last time I checked it was in the 3 s Something fishy is going on here This review also appears on The Dreaming Reader.May I present to everyone The Hunger GamesGirlified Disclaimer Despite the fact that I am drawing comparisons between the two, there is no way that this sad little novel if it can even be called that will ever match up to The Hunger Games.Similarity 1 A cutthroat competition in wh [...]

  15. Heavens above, why are you smiting me I m like, super behind on BookTube a thon I was doing fine, and then I had an emergencylevelsuperbusybeyondstressfulconstantlyanxious garbage smoothie of a day And I didn t read at allD NOW I M VERY BEHIND AND I HATE IT.So I picked up this book, which I ve been meaning to reread, because I remembered it as being fast and fun and cute and easy BECAUSE I NEED TO CATCH UP I CAN T LOSE NOT AT A READING THING THIS IS ALL I HAVE Two of the adjectives I would have [...]

  16. NOTE I want to remind readers that it is important to give all books a fair chance despite negative reviews and the author or their agent opening their mouth when they shouldn t That being said, I have nothing personal against Kiera Cass and she seems like a lovely human being, but I really did not like this book See linked article for agent s involvement in unpaid reviewer controversy.Sentence I sentence Kiera Cass to a season of The Bachelor in which everyone is selected to be dropped off on a [...]

  17. 1.5 stars I didn t want to be royalty And I didn t want to be a One I didn t even want to try Let me tell you a story Once upon a time, a girl who doesn t think she s pretty and has jackshit ambition is suddenly elevated to a Chosen One status She gets to live a palace where she s waited on hand and foot as well as gets a makeover and pretty dresses During her time, she slowly finds herself falling for a handsome boy in a position of power, but her heart is still with her scruffy low class boyfr [...]

  18. The Selection by Kiera CassAhhh, I loved this book sooo much, and I completely see the hype Although most of this book was quiet predictable, that didn t even matter because all the other amazing qualities of this book outshone that Kiera Cass seems like such a cute and lovely person, so I m so happy I loved her book I cannot wait to continue on with this series, I m totally Team Maxon people Hahaha, I loved the setting, characters, plot, romance, just awesome Side note THANK YOU THE SELECTION F [...]

  19. It wasn t a bad book, it really wasn t Had i read this two or three years ago when I was neck deep in the my love for predictable happily ever afters, I would have been head over heels for this book But sadly that isn t case now The book was well written and with a melodic drift that made you want to find out what happens next, even though you kinda already knew what s going to happen since the first page In a simply mediocre kind of way But all in all I can t really complain, it s not something [...]

  20. Hey, look here, it s the Bachelor, featuring of course, obnoxious and indecisive people.Warning This review is not serious, so try not to get offended All it includes is sarcasm and my sometimes very odd sense of humor In honor of the final novel being released, I m going to go down memory lane with these awf I mean gorgeous, tremendously beautiful quotes All brought to you by our most immatu immaculate MC, Ms.Singer America Singer and Prince Maxi Pad, I mean Maxon It s always the fear of lookin [...]

  21. Oooooohhhhhh, why did this have to be so vapid Sigh Let s get one thing straight dystopian novels are one of my guilty pleasures This one s premise seemed slightly intriguing, even if the idea of a futuristic version of The Bachelor with a royal twist made me cringe a little because I effing hate The Bachelor Sadly, however, where premise and good intentions fail, mediocrity prevails This entire book is just silly Shallow and completely meaninglessd nothing really happened I get that it s the be [...]

  22. Little to no plot If readers are addicted to watching THE BACHELOR, then they may be able to drudge through this one The only thing dystopian about it is the caste system There are so many other great dystopian novels out there that readers should pass on this one.For full review, please visit litnerd.weebly dystopiaml scroll down

  23. The Selection The Selection 1 by Kiera Cass Apparently every little girl dreams of being a princess The idea being that Prince Charming comes from a little country you ve never heard of and woos you with his eloquent parlance, snappy dress sense, and amiable personality He might also be cursed and looking for the kiss of true love Still, cursed or not, Prince Charming archetypes have existed for as long as fairytales and Disney movies have perpetuated It also seems that a lot of girls don t real [...]

  24. This may be of a 3.5, but I ll keep it at a 4 for now I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did though everyone told me how addicting it was It s definitely a book that is hard to put down It s not necessarily the best writing though I LOVED the world and world building and I pretty much want to punch every character in the face all the time and I m assuming I will want to do that throughout the next two books but I still really enjoyed myself Sometimes you just gotta read those b [...]

  25. Encantada, fascinada y enamorada de esta historia Tanto la ambientaci n como el protagonista desprenden glamour, educaci n y caballerosidad La Selecci n es un cuento de hadas dentro de una distop a Me arrebat much simo suspiros Espero leer pronto la continuaci n de la historia TeamMaxonRese a Completa bastvilard 2015 0

  26. First, I want to say that I LOVED this book I ve been wanting to get to this series for so long and it most definitely did not disappoint I love the names of the three main characters, America, Aspen, and Prince Maxon Awesome names To describe America Singer, I would say she is loyal, tough, passionate, and at the same time, vulnerable and a little bit naive I instantly fell in love with her Aspen is someone she has known all her life and the last two years, they fell in love But in this society [...]

  27. So I never thought I would read this book, let alone finish it but it happened.Interestingly enough I ll probably continue if I can find the other books at my library saleNo idea how to rate it but it was as I expected A bit of a guilty read, fast paced, I rolled my eyes a few times and I didn t like the love triangle but again I finished it and want to continue so I guess it wasn t so bad

  28. This book made me mad.First of all I hate false advertising Whoever pitched this up as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor needs to be fired and sued How is this anything like The Hunger Games I mean, asides from the lottery to choose random participants And I use that term loosely, because as it turns out, it wasn t so random here.I know dystopia was THE SHIZ roundabouts the time this book was published, but why on EARTH would the publishers push this as a dystopian novel THIS WAS NOT DYSTOPIA [...]

  29. I read this because Tessy hates it and she thinks I might like it, I gave her a book I hate to read as well.Hopefully I ll like it and win this crazy hate experimental read.Apparently I lost and I hate it as well.The weird thing about this book is that its very enjoyable to read, there was no boring moments but lots of cringy frustrating part The plot is really cheesy, I knew before I started reading it but I thought it ll be like to all the boys I ve loved before, that I really liked despite al [...]

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