The Selection Series

Book: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Synopsis: 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. [via Amazon]

Synopsis: Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the
Selection . . .
Before Aspen broke America’s heart . . .
There was another girl in Prince Maxon’s life. . . . [via Amazon]

Synopsis: In America Singer’s world, a bride is chosen for the prince through an elaborate televised competition. In the second book of the Selection series, America is one of only six girls left in the running. But is it Prince Maxon—and life as the queen—she wants? Or is it Aspen, her first love?

The Elite delivers the adventure, glamour, political intrigue, and romance readers of The Selection expect, and continues the love triangle that captivated them. [via Amazon
Book Notes:

I was bored and online and browsing Amazon and I stumbled across this. I've been seeing it around the bookstores and never really gave much thought to it. I briefly read through the descriptions online and a book described as Hunger Games meets The Bachelor... It was like pop culture baby making!! It sounded absolutely, ridiculously, stupid and entertaining... of course I had to read it!!! and OMG was it all that and more!

I was grinning like a maniac while reading it! It was so embarrassing! I was giggling, squirming and just so into the book series! It was like the ultimate guilty pleasure, and exactly what I was looking for! It was absolutely insane!!!

If I could make a guilty pleasure reading list, this pretty much is the cookie cutter recipe! Exciting love triangle (I'm so smitten by Prince Maxon!! like aah. I love him and hate him at the same time!!), ridiculous addicting premise (I don't even watch the Bachelor cause I think its absolutely stupid and the whole selection is based that reality show!!), a heroine you can relate with (emotionally confused, fearless, witty and vulnerable), and somewhere along all the cheese, theres also some political lesson to be learned. And there you have it folks, a guilty pleasure love story with some brain.

It's so fun getting caught up in the novelty of a book series like this. It's fun being part of the masses, rooting for all the same things and just getting carried away by the humor of it all. Books aren't just all about being brainy right? Sometimes you just need some light hearted entertainment with a little lesson to be learned, and this was exactly it.

But but but... heres the catch!! and its a pretty darn big catch... THE THIRD INSTALMENT WONT BE RELEASED UNTIL MAY 6!! So yes, a thoroughly addicting series like this must not be started until all the books have been completed! The wait is unnerving. It's excruciating. It sucks!

So reader beware, start the book series now and prepare to anxiously wait.

Book Quotes:

"Lots of times when girls cry, they don't want you to fix the problem, they just want to be consoled."

"In my experience, true love is usually the most inconvenient kind."

"And that was how the Selection did its first act in my favour: if I had her here, at least I had the chance to try."

"Love is beautiful fear."

Rating: 5/5

Reading Map:

Pre-order the novella coming out February 4, 2014 (It'll help with the wait... I think?!)

*Yeah, cause really. Crazy love triangle kind of stories started with this right? At least for this generation.


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