Series: The Selection #1
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harper Audio
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Duration: 8 hours and 07 minutes
In Illéa the daugthers of the crown marry get married of for political reasons and the sons marry a girl from Illéa, a group of girls get selected when the crown prince comes of age he choose from a group of 35 girls from all the social classes and between those 35 girls he will find his queen.
Of all the girls waiting for the selection, America Singer wasn't one of them she was happy and in love with Aspen a boy that was a class below her but she didn't mind she was ready to leave her life as a three if that meant being able to marry him, pushed to agree to participate by her family and Aspen the selection soon turns out to be America's worst nightmare.
Soon enoug it becomes a nightmare come true when she gets picke as one of the selected.
The first times I heard about the selection was in a list of pretty covers, then when I read the book blurb I thought "Oh God, the bachelor has found its way into a book, just what we needed fictional girls throwing themselves at a guy".
I'm glad to say that Kiera Cass and Amy Rubinate proved me wrong; this book is more about the journey of a girl that goes throw heartbreak and learns to put herself first in the mist of all the drama that is happening around her.
The world created by the author is that of a dystopian world about to explode, where may find ourselves conflicted between the hope of seeing Prince Maxon become a better ruler and getting rid of the absurd division of classes on which Illéa functions.
Prince Maxon and America are great characters both trying to be better people, to fight for what they believe in and try to do the best they can with their circunstances. Both Maxon and America have their flaws making them more human, I do hope they learn from their mistakes. There are also two characters that I can find no love for, but I wont talk about them for possible spoilerish reasons, maybe we can have a little chat about those two when The Elite comes out.
I have no idea what the second installment of this series will bring but I do hope to see both stories forming into one, I want to know more about the revolution, but also want to know which of the selected girls will be a step closer on becoming queen of Illéa (if the rebels don't destroy the monarchy first)