Carol [Goodreads Addict]'s Reviews > The Selection
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
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 loyal, tough, passionate, and at the same time, vulnerable and a little bit naive. I instantly fell in love with her. Aspen is someone she has known all her life and the last two years, they fell in love. But in this society, people are divided by castes. America is a 5 which is below the average. They are artists and musicians but frequently struggle for money. Aspen is a six. They frequently clean houses and other such jobs and never have enough money for food or clothes. Five's are not allowed to marry six's. Their relationship is secret. But, Aspen has decided that he has to let her go. He cannot provide for her and feels she can do better. The Royal Family has decided it is time for their young Prince Maxon to find a wife. So they hold a lottery and eligible young ladies send in an application. 35 ladies are chosen to participate in The Selection. Hopefully The Prince will find his future bride among these young women. America does not want to enter but Aspen tells her he wants her to and so does her family. And, much to her surprise, she is chosen. So, she goes off to the Royal Palace. She tastes food like she never has tasted before. She gets to wear the most beautiful gowns. And, she meets Prince Maxon. I INSTANTLY fell in love with Maxon. He is so adorable. And there is an instant connection between he and America. I was team Maxon from their first meeting. This book is super sweet and I just hated to have to put it down. I hope I can inspire anyone who reads this to give it a try.
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April 28, 2013 – Shelved
April 28, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
July 25, 2013 – Started Reading
July 25, 2013 –23.85% "I'm loving this so far."
July 28, 2013 – Shelved as: dystopian
July 28, 2013 –40.06% "I haven't had much time to read these past few days but I am loving this book. Maxon and America make such a sweet couple even though they say they are just friends. Is it too much to hope for that she might fall in love with him?"
July 30, 2013 – Finished Reading
November 18, 2015 – Shelved as: young-adult
January 19, 2018 – Shelved as: royals