Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Genre: YA dystopian, romance
I was scrolling through my Kindle Unlimited last month and I saw this and decided that it was a sign that I finally had to read this. I don’t read a lot of YA anymore but this book was everything that I love in a YA dystopian. I thought I would be disappointed because I’ve heard such mixed reviews but it was everything I wanted to be. I have even reached the point in my life that when the book neared the end and we had the cliche love triangle come into play I found the joy in it while I was reading. (Which is just another way of saying that I laughed and cringed all at the same time.) I loved the world building in this book. I really hope that the world continues to get flushed out in the remainder of the series.
The two main characters were really enjoyable and I was so into their romance. I love how slow paced it all was. I definitely ship America and Maxon so we can just forget all about her old boyfriend, Aspen. I enjoyed reading about the other girls and I look forward to finding out what Marlee’s big secret is. I hope the payoff is worth the build up of this secret. Celeste was another character that I like because she is so vastly different than America and she brings so much drama to the scenes she’s in.
I am on the waiting list for the next book at my library but as soon as it is available to me I will be reading it. I seriously can’t wait to find out what happens next! This book also makes me want to read some more YA dystopian because it used to be one of my favorite genres but I’ve gotten away from that in recent years. If you have any recommendations for me I would love to hear them 🙂