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.
This book is the Bachelor on steroids and with royalty.
Seriously who doesn’t want the chance to become a princess?! Apparently America Singer doesn’t, she doesn’t want anything to do with the selection. Until her secret boyfriend tells her to put her name in the draw, seriously?! They break up like 2 days later.
After that she cries a lot!
Obviously America gets picked for The Selection. So she runs away to the palace to forget her boyfriend. There she joins 34 other girls all fighting for either the Prince / Crown. On her first night she insults and befriends the Prince. I am not sure why he keeps her there to be honest. Soon enough he falls for her, and then she starts to fall for him. This is all interrupted by her secret boyfriend becoming a guard at the palace.
Even though the story is predictable, I absolutely love this book. It is an easy and fun read, I really like the fact that this story centres around ordinary people in an ordinary world, no magic powers or supernatural themes.