Book Review: The Selection Series by Kiera Cass.


Synopsis from GoodReads:

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 Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

My Review:

I’ve only read one other book like this and it was in the same setting, but different.
However, this one started out slow for me and I really thought I was going to give up on it entirely. Then all the ‘selection’ began and I got curious.
Maxon seemed genuine and lovely, but I do think that sometimes he takes his ‘position’ to his head.
As for Aspen, I was all for him at the beginning and now I’m on the fence!

My Rating:

**** 4/5 stars


Synopsis from GoodReads:

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 Review:

This one was a lot better than the first, a lot more going on, so it was more interesting.
Firstly, I love the maids-I want to take them home and okay cards with them!
I love friendship that was built, and the ear tugging makes me laugh.
Though my heart broke for Marlee and Carter; they didn’t deserve that, but I’m thankful for what Maxon did.
America I want to give her head a shake; she needs to make her mind up or she’s going to get everyone in trouble.
She’s already on ‘the royalty hit list’ no doubt! :’)

My Rating:

***** 5/5 stars


Synopsis from GoodReads:

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

My Review:

I would of finished this a lot sooner, if not for the holidays, but I can honestly say I have waited for this!
I adored the ending, and I got so happy for Aspen. And exactly like Mer I didn’t think I’d get so attached to Celeste as I did.
I seriously cannot wait for the next book now, I want to see what happens next! 🙂
“Hello, my dear.”
“Don’t start.”

My Rating:

***** 5/5 stars (I love the end of this one)

I’m still part way through The Heir, and as much as I love it, Eadlyn is rather annoying. So it’s becoming an uphill struggle to read it!

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