The Selection (The Selection Book Book 1) by Kiera Cass
Fall in love—from the very beginning. Discover the first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series.
Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, 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, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.
Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!
Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Publication Date: April 24th, 2012
Shelves: Fiction; Romance; Unique story-line;
Format: Kindle (336 pages)
The Selection is the first book of “The Selection” Series by Kiera Cass. For me it was a fantastic read considering the world the author creates. For example, this the story of 35 girl, selected to run for the conquest of marrying the Prince of the Royal Family.
Here you will find a new America, a country after 3 world wars where society was divided in cast, the first being the ones from the Royal Family followed by class as it goes down. Meanwhile the world suffers, The Royal family maintains a perfect image. During this selection, the girls will learn how to become royal. However, America Singer is being part of the second lower cast.
As a result of a mistake on her part, she is being chosen to compete by force. She doesn’t care about any of this because she thinks she is already enamored with her son’s neighbor, however, the boy is from a lower class. Consequently, that puts a dent in her plan.
Her struggle is with her family, because they take pride when one of their member is chosen for such an important selection. She has a chance to be queen, and bring food on her already starving and poor family. This is a very big deal considering people struggle to survive.
The Selection shows the contest and all their shenanigans until the next cut. However, America succeeds on gaining the attention of the young prince starting day 1, that is to say, from the first night!
Even if we know that being a romantic story she will eventually be with the man of her dreams, is he really the price or the boy she fantasied about growing up?
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Here is the reading order of the series.