So I decided I was only going to read the first three books from The Selection series. I heard that the rest aren’t so great and I also want to move on to other books in my TBR. Not a lot to report here, but I’ll share the details with you below.
Here’s more about the book
The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.
My feelings for this book definitely ran hot and cold. One minute I was slightly bored with the events taking place and then the next someone was getting their hands whipped to a pulp. It’s like taking a giant sip of coffee and feeling that jolt of caffeine course through your body. Hello, I’m awake. Let’s finish this book.
And that’s the vibe I got throughout the entire book. It’s another installment to The Selection series, but similarly to America’s feelings it ran hot and cold.
So we went from 35 young women down to six. Each person chosen for the Elite has something to offer their country. America is basically thrown in there because Prince Maxon likes her enough to keep her around.
However, the entire time you’re reading you know that there’s some more underlying secret emerging. For example, in the first book there were rebels from the North and South always attacking the castle. In this book, you actually see one of those members interact with America and you wonder if there’s something to her reaction.
Then things get even more intriguing when America finally reads Gregory’s diary and how he came up with the caste system. However, that’s close towards the end of the book.
I don’t want to say that this was a “filler” book because it does have a lot of details in it, but there were a few parts that I didn’t find all that interesting. Like right now I can’t stand America’s indecision between Aspen and Maxon. Choose one or the other, but don’t let one linger around hoping to be with you in the end. It’s just not fair to either of them. This probably was the only thing I found a little annoying about this book.
But for all intents and purposes, a good read. It definitely gives you much more background into what happened to Illea. It’ll start your thinking on where your alliances lie. And sadly, it sets you up with a cliffhanger right at the end. I know I’m picking up The One and finishing this series very soon.
- Paperback 336 pages
- Harper Teen (April 2013)
- Rating: 4/5 stars
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