Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Dystopia is a very good genre to read. Every book in this sub-genre is different, you're not reading the same plots over and over again. 

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.

I enjoyed this book. The writing felt like I was reading a book for middle school kids, too juvenile, but the story idea was intriguing. The book reminded me like I was watching the bachelor and re-reading The Hunger Games. Then the book ended on a very unnecessary cliffhanger as to prove a point that the book is a series. Hopefully the next book in the trilogy The Elite the plot gets better.