Monday Reviews - The Selection by Kiera Cass

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing The Selection by Kiera Cass.

Before I get into my review, here is a quick synopsis of the book.

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.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I thought it was better than most people made it out to be. I have seen a lot of negative reviews, and while I can see why they are there, it was still an entertaining read. People have said it is poorly written, and the main character is annoying and whiny, in fact, just looking on Goodreads, the first 5 reviews for it were all 1 stars. The data breakdown says that while only 2% of people rated it 1 star, that is still over 3,000 people!

I however, did enjoy it. I went into it knowing that there were going to be some Bachelor-type events and that America Singer may get on my nerves, but I just read through the hype and took it for what it is.

Was it literary perfection to be remembered for hundreds of years to come? No.
Was it an entertaining read that made me want to read the rest of the series? Yes.

In the end, I gave The Selection by Kiera Cass a 4/5 star rating on Goodreads and look forward to continuing the series.