The Selection series book review

selectionThe Selection series

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‚ÄĒand 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. ūüėõ

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! ūüėÄ

Favourite quote- This isn’t happily ever after. Its so much more than that.

Song that reminds me of the book series- Devotion- Hurts

Devotion- Hurts 

Anybody else get reminded of the Mikaelson ball from TVD while reading this book?

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead book review

Bloodlines

Plot synopsisbloodlines

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning…

I read this in a day. A DAY!

It was such an addictive read, there was so much mystery going on you just wanted to reach the end of the book so all would be revealed. The protagnist Sydney is very very different to Rose. She is alot less confiedent in the way she looks, not the most social and not the best fighter. But she is very smart.

I was so proud of myself reading this book because I was fitting to gether the clues alot faster than Sydney and I was just like HURRY UP AND DISCOVER THE TRUTH.

I really liked the relationships forming in this book Sydney and Adrian are hitting it off- or so it seems. Then theres Jill and the rest of the males in this book.

Everything in this book seemed so convenient- or unconvenient should I say. The place they deside to go to would be the one with all the murders and mysters happening. Of course, it seems as if its the least safe place for Jill to be.

I liked seeing Rose again and I hope we see alot more of her during the next books- and lookin at that last sentence of the book I’m sure we will be.

The last sentence made me really want to pick up the next book immediatley.

Fun and addictive read- if you love the vampire academy series definetly check this one out.

5/5 stars!

Favourite quote: “Takes a lot of tries before you hit perfection.” He paused to reconsider that. “Well, except for my parents. They got it on the first try.” Hilarious Adrian

A song that reminds me of the book: Bad Blood- Bastille