The Selection

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HarperCollins, Apr 24, 2012 - JUVENILE FICTION - 336 pages
116 Reviews

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.

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I knew I was going to love The Selection. - LibraryThing
The plot was weak and the characters one dimensional. - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed the writing in this book. - LibraryThing
The only thing I wasn't a fan of was the ending. - LibraryThing
The pacing is brilliant in those things. - LibraryThing
In my opinion, The Selection is incomplete. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - loveofreading - LibraryThing

35 Girls. 1 Crown. The Competition of a Lifetime. Kiera Cass' The Selection series is a romance/drama/fairy tale story with a reality show premise. The first book is called The Selection and was ... Read full review

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User Review  - manka23 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed the writing in this book. I loved America's character, she is such a sweetheart. I especially like how she treated her maids. This book has quite the love triangle though. Personally ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Kiera Cass is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with her family. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Selection and the self-published fantasy novel The Siren. Kiera has kissed approximately fourteen boys in her life. None of them were princes.

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