The Selection (The Selection #1)

The Selection (The Selection #1)

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 For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for the...

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Title:The Selection (The Selection #1)
Author:Kiera Cass
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ISBN:The Selection
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Selection (The Selection #1) Reviews

  • Sophie
    Jan 11, 2012
    Edit: I have only one question, and that question is: WHY IS THE OVERALL RATING FOR THIS BOOK SO HIGH?? Last time I checked it was in the 3's. Something fishy is going on here... This review also appears on The Dreaming Reader. May I present to everyone The Hunger Games.....
  • Courtney
    Dec 01, 2011
    Little to no plot. If readers are addicted to watching THE BACHELOR, then they may be able to drudge through this one. The only thing "dystopian" about it is the caste system. There are so many other great dystopian novels out there that readers should pass on this one. For full rev...
  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    May 19, 2012
    Oooooohhhhhh, why did this have to be so vapid?! *Sigh* Let's get one thing straight; dystopian novels are one of my guilty pleasures. This one's premise seemed slightly intriguing, even if the idea of a futuristic version of The Bachelor (with a royal twist) made me cringe a li...
  • Shannon
    Jan 13, 2012
    If you can get past the "I'm smelling my armpit" cover, and also the silly names, and the horribly unoriginal storyline, and the terrible writing ... wait, really, you can get past all of that? What does that leave you then? A nice ... font? Seriously, though, read reviews for this ...
  • Wendy Darling
    Nov 05, 2011
    Reaction before reading this book: I know I may be a sucker for falling for this cover, but look at it! I totally want to go to that party. Reaction after reading this book: I no longer want to go to this party. Full disclosure: I did not read this entire book. I took notes for t...
  • Mariya
    Nov 04, 2011
    "I'm not so stupid as to believe that you've completely forgotten about your former boyfriend. I know you think there are others here more suited for me and this life, and I wouldn't want you to rush into trying to be happy with any of this. I just...I just want to know if it's possi...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Dec 19, 2011
    Reason in comments. ...
  • Clair
    Jun 10, 2012
    The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass Apparently every little girl dreams of being a princess. The idea being that Prince Charming comes from a little country you?ve never heard of and woos you with his eloquent parlance, snappy dress sense, and amiable personality. He might...
  • Gabrielle Carolina
    Feb 24, 2011
    Did not finish; stopped at page 208. I could not get behind America who is suffering from an affliction called TSTL syndrome (too stupid to live.) Her choices seem robotic and awkward, her dialogue and self-deprication feel desperate and forced. None of the other characters rise to ...
  • Kiki
    May 12, 2012
    This book is like those little sachets of Nutella you get as free samples with like a magazine or a packet of Ritz or something, in that it's empty calories lite but seriously delicious. It's really small and really bad for you and not really that satisfying but shit if you don't enjoy...
  • Lauren Suero
    Dec 17, 2011
    Here's how this book should be marketed: Dystopian world meets 'The Bachelor'.....sort of. NOT THE HUNGER GAMES. There's no fight to the death here.. just a bunch of young women vying for the heart of one very handsome prince. Personally, I've been excited to read this book from ...
  • Jamie
    Jan 18, 2013
    To start off, I will say that I liked this book more that I thought I would. I was originally looking for a book for a reading challenge (needed blue covers) and just happened to see this at the library and figured it didn't look too bad and that I would just read it since nothing else...
  • Emily May
    Nov 17, 2013
    I know, I know, I probably shouldn't have read this. But when a series gets to be this popular, I can't help needing to know why. I have friends who LOVED this and friends who HATED it, so I had to see for myself. Firstly, the names. Okay, I?d already made peace with America Singe...
  • Steph Sinclair
    Sep 23, 2013
    I read this book for one reason: To find out why it's a New York Times Best-selling series. After drinking several beers and banging my head against the wall after reading The Selection, I can kinda see why. And to be fair, it's probably not the absolute worst book I've read. (I mean, ...
  • Natverse
    Jan 20, 2012
    NOTE: I want to remind readers that it is important to give all books a fair chance despite negative reviews and the author or their agent opening their mouth when they shouldn't. That being said, I have nothing personal against Kiera Cass and she seems like a lovely human being, but I...
  • Lea
    Sep 19, 2011
    . [**NOTE: This review was not affected by online drama or controversy. Everything I have to say here is based on my own personal opinion about the book itself, even though I definitely think Cass needs a new publicist.] [**NOTE #2: All the captions in the non-animated picture me...
  • Emily Blake
    Dec 09, 2011
    *An ARC was provided by HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review* I don't usually go for books like this one, with the whole princess competition thing going on (actually I've never even started one because they don't look good), but let me tell you, this book is amazing. I lo...
  • manda
    May 11, 2012
    This book made me mad. First of all. I hate false advertising. Whoever pitched this up as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor needs to be fired and sued. How is this anything like The Hunger Games? I mean, asides from the lottery to choose "random" participants? And I use that ter...
  • Taneika
    Dec 23, 2011
    The best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had are full of delicious, "bad-for-you" ingredients, are only $3 and I often find myself devouring almost an entire packet in one sitting despite knowing I probably shouldn't eat that many cookies. But, I can't help it, I just enjoy them so mu...
  • Natalie Monroe
    Sep 11, 2014
    1.5 stars "I didn't want to be royalty. And I didn't want to be a One. I didn't even want to try." Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, a girl who doesn't think she's pretty and has jackshit ambition is suddenly elevated to a Chosen One status. She gets to live a pala...
  • Victoria
    May 06, 2012
    UPDATE 3/23/2016: YOU GUYS. I owe Kiera Cass a TREMENDOUS apology. Kiera Cass is the mother-effing ORACLE OF DELPHI. GET THAT WOMAN A JOB IN THE WHITE HOUSE, STAT. Because you guys. She predicted Donald Trump's America. Rich businessman. War with China. Renaming country after ow...
  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    Apr 28, 2013
    First, I want to say that I LOVED this book. I've been wanting to get to this series for so long and it most definitely did not disappoint. I love the names of the three main characters, America, Aspen, and Prince Maxon. Awesome names. To describe America Singer, I would say she is loy...
  • Maureen
    Jun 11, 2015
    This may be more of a 3.5, but I'll keep it at a 4 for now. I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did (though everyone told me how addicting it was). It's definitely a book that is hard to put down. It's not necessarily the best writing (though I LOVED the world and world ...
  • Kate ♡
    Apr 04, 2014
    The Selection by Kiera Cass Ahhh, I loved this book sooo much, and I completely see the hype!! Although most of this book was quiet predictable, that didn't even matter because all the other amazing qualities of this book outshone that! Kiera Cass seems like such a cute and love...
  • Dorreh
    Nov 16, 2013
    It wasn't a bad book, it really wasn't. Had i read this two or three years ago when I was neck deep in the my love for predictable happily ever afters, I would have been head over heels for this book. But sadly that isn't case now. The book was well written and with a melodic drift t...
  • Juliana Zapata
    Apr 05, 2015
    Encantada, fascinada y enamorada de esta historia. Tanto la ambientación como el protagonista desprenden glamour, educación y caballerosidad. La Selección es un cuento de hadas dentro de una distopía. Me arrebató muchísimo suspiros! Espero leer pronto la continuación de la h...
  • emma
    Jul 07, 2014
    Heavens above, why are you smiting me? I?m like, super behind on BookTube-a-thon. I was doing fine, and then I had an emergencylevelsuperbusybeyondstressfulconstantlyanxious garbage smoothie of a day. And I didn?t read at all. AND NOW I?M VERY BEHIND AND I HATE IT. So I ...
  • Nadhira Satria
    Aug 24, 2016
    First of all, DON'T JUDGE I?m falling into a slump and nothing can get me up other than fluffy ass romance so am I going to reread the addictive trash aka my guilty pleasure that is the selection, yes I am. Send help ...
  • Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks)
    Aug 04, 2015
    Hey, look here, it's the Bachelor, featuring of course, obnoxious and indecisive people. Warning: This review is not serious, so try not to get offended. All it includes is sarcasm and my sometimes very odd sense of humor. In honor of the final novel being released, I'm going...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    May 22, 2017
    So I never thought I would read this book, let alone finish it but it happened. Interestingly enough... I'll probably continue if I can find the other books at my library sale... No idea how to rate it but it was as I expected. A bit of a guilty read, fast paced, I rolled my eyes a...