Book Review: The Selection Series 1-3 by Kiera Cass

My favorite genre of book right now is dystopian, and I especially appreciate it when it’s done right. This series is one of those. They are quick, fun reads that follow the typical young adult pattern, but like the Divergent books, we have a strong female lead. I believe girls to realize early on that they are capable of doing anything they put their mind to, and it’s ok to be independent and opinionated. Be you! Below are some of my thoughts on these books without any spoilers!

Stay Beautiful!
–SB

The Selection (The Selection, #1)The Selection by Kiera Cass

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Completely enthralled from the beginning! Absolutely loved this book! I didn’t realize this was the first book in a series until the end when it left me hanging! This is a story of a young girl named America whose world falls apart when her boyfriend leaves her to join the royal army to provide for his family who happens to be in a lower caste. He tells her to apply to become part of the Selection, a process in which the prince of their country chooses a wife. She is selected, and while an unlucky candidate for princess, she catches the attention of Prince Maxon. The story takes us through the experiences of competing against 35 other girls for one boy. It’s so fun! Definitely should read this book.

The Elite (The Selection, #2)The Elite by Kiera Cass

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading the Selection, I have waited months for book 2. Like the first one, it is a quick and engaging read, albeit fairly predictable. I read it in an evening. It consists of the ever successful plot of 1 girl, 2 guys vying for her love. However, book 2 did raise some questions about the morality of main characters which has to make the reader wonder what will go down in book 3. Please don’t make us wait long! Definitely worth reading.

The One (The Selection, #3)The One by Kiera Cass

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been a big fan of this series from the very beginning. I loved this book and found it to be a fabulous end to the Selection series but thought (maybe wishfully hoping!) that it was set up in a way that the story could continue. I was a little surprised at the climax at the end. Some of the events I seriously did not expect but it wasn’t something that I was mad about (not like the end of Allegiant). I gasped aloud but that was about the extent of it. I love the story of Maxon and America, and it’s another one of these dystopian books that do it right. This series is a must read and I seriously hope this book is not the end of their story.

There are 2 novellas, The Prince and The Guard, with a third from the queen’s perspective coming. They are worth reading as well as part of the series.

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