I hope you’ve had a good weekend! Mine has being great and today I want to share a review of a series that I read recently.
The Selection Series, by Kiera Cass.
1- The Selection
2- The Elite
3- The One
4- The Heir
* There are also several novellas that accompany this series. Here is the link to the amazon page of the Author where you can find all of it.
Lets dive into it!
The best way for me to try and resume this series into a one sentence description its to use some comparison. To me it was a bit of “The Bachelor” (the one on tv in the US) but put into a dystopian setting in order to get a different reaction because of it. Now for those of you who don’t know what The Bachelor is, I will explain how it pertains to the books.
The stories of this books are following closely a girl Named America. She is a 5, which means that in society she is behind in the class category. She and her family are artists and there for earning a living is hard when you depend on being hired for parties and the like… Her mother is pushy and wants her to enter the Selection, for she thinks this is the best way for the daughter to get out of the classification their society has pushed on them. The category’s pertain directly to the jobs performed by the population, the lowest, #8, are the homeless.
The Selection (here is why I compare it with the bachelor, since its sort of the same thing, without this class classification…) is the process in which the Prince (Maxon) will chose his wife out of 35 girls from the kingdom. All of different social classes… How ever, America has already given her heart out to Aspen, a boy she’s known all her life and that she adores. How ever he is a 6 and if they were to marry, she would also become a 6, something that has had them concealing their relationship since the beginning, both because the law forbids any sort of close encounters between couples before marriage, and because she knows her mother would not approve of her lowering he caste to marry him.
The story is not to complicated at first, how ever, it does become so. America has to figure out if she wants to be there for herself and not for her family. Competition is hard, and all the girls are not as nice as she expected them to be.
For the prince how ever, its a bit more complicated. He is the one who needs to figure out which one of the girls want him, for him, and which one of them want him for the crown, his position and the power all of those will bring to the chosen one and their family. At the same time he also has to deal with the fact that his father is pushing for a certain lady, because of her upbringing, and he does not like how America is showing Maxon things about the lower castes that he’d never known of imagine existed before…
Meanwhile the Palace is being attached by the rebels, making the Selection a bit more complicated that it would have been. They seemed to also come from different fronts, and there for, The Northerners are less dangerous than the Southerners, making some of the selection ladies nervous and ready to leave when they get to see part of the hardness that the royal family have to endure…
In the mean time, Maxon and America, both being from very different upbringings have found some common ground with in each others way of thinking and get along rather well. Sometimes better than others, of course… This is their story first and foremost.
All in all, I liked it. Its a good YA book and it keeps you hooked. When one conflict gets resolved, another one surfaces, making this series a page turner. I enjoyed the characters and the forward way of thinking (with in the parameters of the book and their society) of both the main characters, Maxon and America. She is a trip! Honestly, you will laugh with her and be completely taken aback by some of her reactions and responses…
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PS: did anyone read “The Heir” by Kiera Cass. It’s the last book and I read the synopsis and was not sold… What did you think of it?
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Have a great day y’all, Ill see you soon…