Plot 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
There will be no spoilers in this review. 😛
The first book in the selection series I loved, it was what I had expected from the book. It wasn’t necessarily fast paced but it was addictive. It didn’t have the most unique world in comparison to other dystopian. Same old split into different districts or factions. Well in this case Castes.
But in this case the series was definitely more focused on the romance aspect of it rather than the ‘changing the world in order for it to become a better place’ it was nice to see how Americas two relationships unfold with Aspen and Maxon but after a while it got a bit repetitive.
It wasn’t as though I was in mixed thought about who I wanted her to end up with. I was screaming throughout the full series ‘JUST PICK MAXON’. But it frustratingly took three whole books for her to decide.
How many times good one girl change her mind?
It was very interesting to read a love triangle book where one of the characters don’t even know they are in a love triangle. In fact it was more like a love hexagon or possible even more sides.
The plot at points was very predictable, I don’t think America Singer was the smartest egg in the basket. The last book had quite a few unexpected turns however which brought my rating up a little.
The first book The Selection had a lot of sweet and funny moments and was the most light hearted in the series.
The Elite however was very slow and predictable. Normally middle books in trilogy’s are usually my favourite. Not in this case however. I feel like everything in this book could of been summed up in 150 pages at most.
The One which is the final book in the series however had a beautiful ending which I was very pleased with.
I recommend this series to any dystopian lovers who are looking for more of a romance book rather than political.
Over all the series is 4 stars! 😀
Favourite quote- This isn’t happily ever after. Its so much more than that.
Song that reminds me of the book series- Devotion- Hurts
Anybody else get reminded of the Mikaelson ball from TVD while reading this book?