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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 gorg. This book is like those little sachets of Nutella you get as free samples with like a magazine or a packet of Ritz or something in that it s empty calories lite but seriously delicious It s really small and really bad for you and not really that satisfying but shit if you don t enjoy it Because no matter how superior you think your tastes are you will enjoy this Even just on a voyeuristic level You just have to forget all of the stuff you know Like all of it Forget what you learned in civics class and don t you dare remember even one page of that history textbook that your teacher shoved under your nose when you were eleven Don t untangle those headphones don t try to line up the yellow smarties This book is a house of cards Really cool to look at but totally flimsyAnd the controversy is such a shame It s a shame that the creative minds behind this lovably fluffy duck down are the sort to hurl expletives at honest non inflammatory reviewers via Twitter which is literally the weakest way to attack someone because were your reasons so flimsy that they wouldn t fill out than 140 characters Come onPersonal shitstorms aside this book has about as much class and substance as its creators but that s isn t to say that it didn t nicely pad out a two hour train journey from Dundee to Glasgow That commute especially on a Friday lunchtime is a snore Add that to a tiny waif of a story with all of the addictive allure of crack and you ve got two covers that you can turn in one single sittingI m not going to lie to you and say that I didn t have preconceived notions about this one I mean come on The social drama was embarrassing Add that to a name like America Singer and you ve got a character I m expecting to hate But the thing was that I totally didn tI have a bit of a problem with those who expect teen girls in YA books to behave like street smart successful thirty year olds with enough life experience to be able to judge any situation with a clinical and businesslike edge I know I wasn t like that when I was sixteen and neither were you When I was sixteen I fell in love with a supply teacher and thought that having chipped nail polish made me look edgy America is kind of like me She s probably kind of like you too She s over dramatic and foolishly optimistic and she gets swept up by a single kind action from a cute boy So what She s a teenage girl She s also careful restrained and compassionate She doesn t swallow bullshit like it s Orange Julius She s believable I m not usually a huge fan of the whole I m special because I m plain which this whole book does use as a giant smoke screen for its sexism there s the inevitable conversation in which someone says that big groups of girls always means there s snarky bitching and tons of competition which doesn t hang together at all if you look at what is perpetuating this competition Cass gives us commentary on girls and their competitiveness without actually tackling the reasoning behind that which is of course a society whose foundations rely on a lack of camaraderie between women and this idea that in terms of relationships men come firstWho is funding perpetuating and benefitting from the Selection Maxon who will gain a wife and the king who will solidify his dynasty The ueen is merely there for decoration she says and does nothing of import This book had it not been the Nutella free sample of dystopia in which there s no greater peril than running out of bow tie pasta and having to resort to lasagne sheets could have been a fantastic allegory for the way in which women compete and are punished for it when in fact it is men and male benefactors specifically who both incite and perpetuate said competition We are supposed to hate Celeste because she s our stereotypical heartless mean girl and YA caters only to the insecurities of those who are visually plain placing girls who wear lipstick into a terribly unflattering light and only exacerbating types of girls when in fact Celeste and her desperation to climb the social ladder is a blinding example of what this patriarchal power imbalance between men and women has created in Cass s world That is the idea that male acceptance and male pleasure has infinitely greater value than that of women This idea that men and romance comes first and female friendships threaten that and get her Tackle her Don t let that hussy steal your man He s all that gives you value rememberCalling out all my friends are guys there s less drama because girls are bitches gives me immense satisfaction When I hear that self important special snowflake shit it makes me want to hurl Is that any way to speak about your fellow woman Do you understand the waves that women can make when they work together This book is nowhere near as bad in this area as it could have been but we weren t spared disapproving glances at Bariel s breasts or the constant commentary on Celeste and her ridiculously exaggerated competitive antics Do me a favour and spare me another wasted concept because there s no peril to this and because there s no peril the story has no weight None of these girls are being forced to do this There s monetary gain involved but America s family are not exactly begging for scraps are they Why on earth we re watching a middle class girl agonize so deeply over a silly competition that she chose to enter is beyond me What s further beyond me is the whole caste system and why it s even in place and why this book is a dystopia This could have been a four star read for me had it been set in a high fantasy world maybe in a kingdom called Candy Land where everything was frivolous and silly with an undercurrent of darkness and social instability But let s look at the technicalities of this We have a competition with no negative outcomes that everyone adores except the faceless rebels who lack any real presence and who are portrayed as nasty barbarians when in fact what they re rebelling against is fat cats sitting in a palace eating fruitcake while children in the lower castes starve The prince for whom they re competing is hot and charming and sweet Goddamn nothing about this is dystopian You might look at the poverty pointedly but is the poverty ever explored in any meaningful way Is there ever any real commentary attached to it NoJesus just add some fucking peril to your dystopia But it s light and fluffy It s not meant to be serious you say Newsflash dystopia is a really goddamn serious genre Dystopia is a genre that is built around social commentary Don t you dare come in and fluff up a genre that was created as a platform for authors to offer creative intelligent critiue and discourse on some of the most controversial and powerful social issues in the real world Dystopia is a gift dystopian stories can make us better people This is not a dystopia It is just sillyHonestly This book could have been so much It could have been powerful and groundbreaking It s not like the writing was anything special in some places it s just plain bad This book is filled with some of the most unnatural and stilted dialogue I have ever read or that any of the characters even those I liked Maxon was an unexpected favourite of mine even if he is a two faced spineless dingbat grabbed my attention enough to make me give a crap It s just one big pile of wasted potential And I am so suspicious of authors who say that they write without agenda because one cannot claim to do impossible things Every single piece of writing in existence has agenda big or small powerful or menial Don t say that you just wanted to write a little light hearted dystopia that nobody should take too much to heart Don t Don t do that Don t do what Lauren DeStefano did when she wrote about rape and polygamy and forced marriage and sex with thirteen year olds and then claimed that there was no social commentary behind it and that she wasn t trying to say anything with her writing The fuck Don t fuck with really serious issues and then try to wriggle out of readers concern or curiosity by claiming that you didn t mean anything by it That s lazy and also sort of insulting All of that said don t be too surprised by my three star rating I m sorry but I couldn t award less to a book that engrossed me so and that was such guilty fun I was absolutely hypnotized Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości voyeuristic level You just have to forget all of the stuff you know Like all of it Forget what you learned in civics class and don t you dare remember even one page of that history textbook that your teacher shoved under your nose when you were eleven Don t untangle those headphones don t try to line up the yellow smarties This book is a house of cards Really cool to look at but totally flimsyAnd the controversy is such a shame It s a shame that the creative minds behind this lovably fluffy duck down are the sort to hurl expletives at honest non inflammatory reviewers Dreams of Glass via Twitter which is literally the weakest way to attack someone because were your reasons so flimsy that they wouldn t fill out than 140 characters Come onPersonal shitstorms aside this book has about as much class and substance as its creators but that s isn t to say that it didn t nicely pad out a two hour train journey from Dundee to Glasgow That commute especially on a Friday lunchtime is a snore Add that to a tiny waif of a story with all of the addictive allure of crack and you Zawieszenie niewiary ve got two covers that you can turn in one single sittingI m not going to lie to you and say that I didn t have preconceived notions about this one I mean come on The social drama was embarrassing Add that to a name like America Singer and you Healing Sex ve got a character I m expecting to hate But the thing was that I totally didn tI have a bit of a problem with those who expect teen girls in YA books to behave like street smart successful thirty year olds with enough life experience to be able to judge any situation with a clinical and businesslike edge I know I wasn t like that when I was sixteen and neither were you When I was sixteen I fell in love with a supply teacher and thought that having chipped nail polish made me look edgy America is kind of like me She s probably kind of like you too She s over dramatic and foolishly optimistic and she gets swept up by a single kind action from a cute boy So what She s a teenage girl She s also careful restrained and compassionate She doesn t swallow bullshit like it s Orange Julius She s believable I m not usually a huge fan of the whole I m special because I m plain which this whole book does use as a giant smoke screen for its sexism there s the inevitable conversation in which someone says that big groups of girls always means there s snarky bitching and tons of competition which doesn t hang together at all if you look at what is perpetuating this competition Cass gives us commentary on girls and their competitiveness without actually tackling the reasoning behind that which is of course a society whose foundations rely on a lack of camaraderie between women and this idea that in terms of relationships men come firstWho is funding perpetuating and benefitting from the Selection Maxon who will gain a wife and the king who will solidify his dynasty The ueen is merely there for decoration she says and does nothing of import This book had it not been the Nutella free sample of dystopia in which there s no greater peril than running out of bow tie pasta and having to resort to lasagne sheets could have been a fantastic allegory for the way in which women compete and are punished for it when in fact it is men and male benefactors specifically who both incite and perpetuate said competition We are supposed to hate Celeste because she s our stereotypical heartless mean girl and YA caters only to the insecurities of those who are Spark (Stronger, visually plain placing girls who wear lipstick into a terribly unflattering light and only exacerbating types of girls when in fact Celeste and her desperation to climb the social ladder is a blinding example of what this patriarchal power imbalance between men and women has created in Cass s world That is the idea that male acceptance and male pleasure has infinitely greater Wonder Woman and Philosophy value than that of women This idea that men and romance comes first and female friendships threaten that and get her Tackle her Don t let that hussy steal your man He s all that gives you Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung value rememberCalling out all my friends are guys there s less drama because girls are bitches gives me immense satisfaction When I hear that self important special snowflake shit it makes me want to hurl Is that any way to speak about your fellow woman Do you understand the waves that women can make when they work together This book is nowhere near as bad in this area as it could have been but we weren t spared disapproving glances at Bariel s breasts or the constant commentary on Celeste and her ridiculously exaggerated competitive antics Do me a favour and spare me another wasted concept because there s no peril to this and because there s no peril the story has no weight None of these girls are being forced to do this There s monetary gain involved but America s family are not exactly begging for scraps are they Why on earth we re watching a middle class girl agonize so deeply over a silly competition that she chose to enter is beyond me What s further beyond me is the whole caste system and why it s even in place and why this book is a dystopia This could have been a four star read for me had it been set in a high fantasy world maybe in a kingdom called Candy Land where everything was frivolous and silly with an undercurrent of darkness and social instability But let s look at the technicalities of this We have a competition with no negative outcomes that everyone adores except the faceless rebels who lack any real presence and who are portrayed as nasty barbarians when in fact what they re rebelling against is fat cats sitting in a palace eating fruitcake while children in the lower castes starve The prince for whom they re competing is hot and charming and sweet Goddamn nothing about this is dystopian You might look at the poverty pointedly but is the poverty ever explored in any meaningful way Is there ever any real commentary attached to it NoJesus just add some fucking peril to your dystopia But it s light and fluffy It s not meant to be serious you say Newsflash dystopia is a really goddamn serious genre Dystopia is a genre that is built around social commentary Don t you dare come in and fluff up a genre that was created as a platform for authors to offer creative intelligent critiue and discourse on some of the most controversial and powerful social issues in the real world Dystopia is a gift dystopian stories can make us better people This is not a dystopia It is just sillyHonestly This book could have been so much It could have been powerful and groundbreaking It s not like the writing was anything special in some places it s just plain bad This book is filled with some of the most unnatural and stilted dialogue I have ever read or that any of the characters even those I liked Maxon was an unexpected favourite of mine even if he is a two faced spineless dingbat grabbed my attention enough to make me give a crap It s just one big pile of wasted potential And I am so suspicious of authors who say that they write without agenda because one cannot claim to do impossible things Every single piece of writing in existence has agenda big or small powerful or menial Don t say that you just wanted to write a little light hearted dystopia that nobody should take too much to heart Don t Don t do that Don t do what Lauren DeStefano did when she wrote about rape and polygamy and forced marriage and sex with thirteen year olds and then claimed that there was no social commentary behind it and that she wasn t trying to say anything with her writing The fuck Don t fuck with really serious issues and then try to wriggle out of readers concern or curiosity by claiming that you didn t mean anything by it That s lazy and also sort of insulting All of that said don t be too surprised by my three star rating I m sorry but I couldn t award less to a book that engrossed me so and that was such guilty fun I was absolutely hypnotized

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The Selection

Eous Prince MaxonBut 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 tha. I m not so stupid as to believe that you ve completely forgotten about your former boyfriend I know you think there are others here suited for me and this life and I wouldn t want you to rush into trying to be happy with any of this I justI just want to know if it s possible THE SELECTION was one of the best books I have ever read I don t think I uite expected that once I flipped the first page that I couldn t stop But guess what it happened I am constantly thinking about this book and I am 100% in WOW mode Everything about this book I absolutely loved and I have no freaking clue how I am going to wait than a year for the second book to come out Such tortureTHE SELECTION is a dystopian novel but it didn t seem so much like one to me like a Cinderella story But they have a caste system in this world that goes from one to eight One being very rich and eight being very poor The Selection gets held for the prince where out of 35 woman he gets to narrow it down to one girl he picks as his princess So notices gets sent to all the girls to the age of 16 to 20 and all the girls go crazy submitting their entries for THE SELECTION Since The Selection started I d been worrying that it was something that was going to ruin my life But in this moment I couldn t think of a time that felt right As for America Singer our heroine of the story who is a five in the caste system she doesn t want anything to do with THE SELECTION Her mother is very needy and begging her because it is a wonderful opportunity Even if you don t get chosen as the princess your life changes forever you will be higher up in the caste system and it would help America s family America doesn t care about any of that though and plus she has a secret boyfriend Aspen It is sort of forbidden too for her to be with him Later on Aspen feels America should at least try for The Selection and she gets picked as one of 35 girls And some problems happen between Aspen and America before she leaves He leaned in even closer to whisper You say you re here by mistake so I m assuming you don t want to be here Is there any possibility of you having any sort ofof loving feelings towards me I liked America I felt like she as a very strong heroine And she is very unselfish She is doing THE SELECTION for her family to help them but also she wants some distance from Aspen When we meet Prince Maxon he is everything America thought he wouldn t be he is absolutely swoon worthy I mean come on he is a prince Maxon has very cute ualities that make my heart flutter He has a cute reaction to crying ladies and it is funny I love how he uses the term my dear which America hates Haha Prince Maxon is very sweet and kind and all her wants is to find a girl among the 35 girls that are at his palace that he could love That girl may end up to be America though But the uestion becomes is America even interested Is she over Aspen yet There seems to be a lot going on between Maxon and America without anything actually happening and it becomes clear in my opinion at least that America does like Maxon but there are things she has to figure out first I wrapped my arms around him resting my head against his chest Maxon seemed both comforted and surprised by the gesture I took only a second for him to wrap his arms securely around me Maxon I m not completely sure what we are but we re definitely than friends No surprise that I like Maxon than Aspen but Aspen definitely has his moments and it makes you feel a little sorry for him But I most definitely want America and Maxon together THE SELECTION was one absolutely amazing and my only complaint would be why this book isn t longer It felt so short I wish the book was like 500 pages long I loved it that much It will be complete torture waiting for the next book in the seriesMore of my reviews at Mystifying Paranormal Reviews Zawieszenie niewiary ve completely forgotten about your former boyfriend I know you think there are others here suited for me and this life and I wouldn t want you to rush into trying to be happy with any of this I justI just want to know if it s possible THE SELECTION was one of the best books I have ever read I don t think I uite expected that once I flipped the first page that I couldn t stop But guess what it happened I am constantly thinking about this book and I am 100% in WOW mode Everything about this book I absolutely loved and I have no freaking clue how I am going to wait than a year for the second book to come out Such tortureTHE SELECTION is a dystopian novel but it didn t seem so much like one to me like a Cinderella story But they have a caste system in this world that goes from one to eight One being Healing Sex very rich and eight being Spark (Stronger, very poor The Selection gets held for the prince where out of 35 woman he gets to narrow it down to one girl he picks as his princess So notices gets sent to all the girls to the age of 16 to 20 and all the girls go crazy submitting their entries for THE SELECTION Since The Selection started I d been worrying that it was something that was going to ruin my life But in this moment I couldn t think of a time that felt right As for America Singer our heroine of the story who is a five in the caste system she doesn t want anything to do with THE SELECTION Her mother is Wonder Woman and Philosophy very needy and begging her because it is a wonderful opportunity Even if you don t get chosen as the princess your life changes forever you will be higher up in the caste system and it would help America s family America doesn t care about any of that though and plus she has a secret boyfriend Aspen It is sort of forbidden too for her to be with him Later on Aspen feels America should at least try for The Selection and she gets picked as one of 35 girls And some problems happen between Aspen and America before she leaves He leaned in even closer to whisper You say you re here by mistake so I m assuming you don t want to be here Is there any possibility of you having any sort ofof loving feelings towards me I liked America I felt like she as a Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung very strong heroine And she is Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, very unselfish She is doing THE SELECTION for her family to help them but also she wants some distance from Aspen When we meet Prince Maxon he is everything America thought he wouldn t be he is absolutely swoon worthy I mean come on he is a prince Maxon has Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar very cute ualities that make my heart flutter He has a cute reaction to crying ladies and it is funny I love how he uses the term my dear which America hates Haha Prince Maxon is Absolute Banking English very sweet and kind and all her wants is to find a girl among the 35 girls that are at his palace that he could love That girl may end up to be America though But the uestion becomes is America even interested Is she over Aspen yet There seems to be a lot going on between Maxon and America without anything actually happening and it becomes clear in my opinion at least that America does like Maxon but there are things she has to figure out first I wrapped my arms around him resting my head against his chest Maxon seemed both comforted and surprised by the gesture I took only a second for him to wrap his arms securely around me Maxon I m not completely sure what we are but we re definitely than friends No surprise that I like Maxon than Aspen but Aspen definitely has his moments and it makes you feel a little sorry for him But I most definitely want America and Maxon together THE SELECTION was one absolutely amazing and my only complaint would be why this book isn t longer It felt so short I wish the book was like 500 pages long I loved it that much It will be complete torture waiting for the next book in the seriesMore of my reviews at Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

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T is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacksThen America meets Prince Maxon Gradually she starts to uestion 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. I read this book for one reason To find out why it s a New York Times Best selling series After drinking several beers and banging my head against the wall after reading The Selection I can kinda see why And to be fair it s probably not the absolute worst book I ve read I mean there s still that time I read Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Still it is by no means something that I d recommendI know it might seem like I detested The Selection based on my status updates but to be perfectly honest I haven t had this much fun reading a terrible book since Midnight SunReasons Why This Book is Made of LOLZCharacter names If there s one thing that I just don t understand about The Selection it s why creativity couldn t be used on character names Really I m not asking for much here but America SINGER Character names based on their occupation WHY What s funny is when other characters ask America what she does for a living because THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT COULD POSSIBLY BEHouse of Mary Sues It might not surprise you that this book is about a super special snowflake but did you know that virtually ALL the characters are just as special The competition in The Selection isn t just about which girl can win Maxon s heart Oh no It s about who s the most special of them all And since most of them are so damn selfless they end up tripping over themselves giving each other compliment after compliment No you re the prettiest You d make such a great ueen I m nothing but a cardboard cutout excuse for a supporting character giggle I shit you not In fact even Maxon and Aspen are competing too In my hands I hold a royal flush of Mary SuesThe love triangle I almost always dislike love triangles It turns the female character into someone who can only focus on the two boys and becomes a much less interesting person Her entire story revolves around the boys and which one is the most perfect for her In effect she is defined by this love triangle and her story becomes a shipping warI was hoping The Selection wouldn t fall into that trap and was ecstatic that America was leaving Aspen behind when she left to live at the palace But I knew things couldn t be that simple since he eventually shows up at the right fucking moment to add unnecessary romantic tension Because what a coincidence that a poor boy who s a glorified custodian would find his way all the way to the palace and a guard right outside America s door WOW It must be fate or perhaps bad writing Let s go with the latterSo now we have both boys back into America s life What s a 16 year old to do Who are you going to choose AmericaNo I m not choosing him or you I m choosing meBullshit America spends majority of the book struggling with who to choose And I would wager that the other books have the very same struggle If there is one thing this book was good at it was its predictabilityAlso did I mention how America has never had a female friend The explanation for this is that she is always working and was homeschooled But someone she made time to have a steady boyfriend Aspen for 2 years She even mentions his sisters but apparently they aren t friends Even I found it super strange that she mentions that Maxon would have been someone she befriended at home had he been a neighbor So I guess America only had time to make male friends back at home It s after she is forced to be around other females that she makes female friendsThe thing about her female friends is that the only thing they ever talk about is Maxon Though he is a supporting character to America he holds the center of this novel making it complete one dimensional lacking any character depth It s a real shame because the premise of The Selection isn t entirely a horrible one But instead Cass sets up a plot that is so staged that I couldn t possibly take it seriously Supporting characters are weaker to make America seem stronger Supporting character make ridiculous suggestions so America can seem smarter Rebels attack the palace for reasons not expanded on because it has nothing to do with the romance But hey those scenes make America look like a leader so why notWhat really kills me is how America tells Maxon that she just needs time to get over her ex boyfriend but he has no idea it s Aspen the very guard he stationed right outside her bedroom at night And she doesn t seem to have any inclination to tell Maxon either Also Maxon doesn t own a set of ballsLike I said earlier I can sort of see the appeal of this book and I ve been told it s really popular among younger readers Two hot boys pretty dresses a light and fluffy read There is nothing wrong with these things I occasionally like them in my books as well depending on what kind of mood I m in But I would have liked the novel to be about than just a girl choosing between each guy We know nothing about her beaus outside of how cute they are to America What are their traits strengths morals How do they individually enhance America s life What do these male characters represent on a larger scale How do they even differ The Selection doesn t even begin to touch on any of those uestions because the story doesn t actually leave you with any to ponder What it does leave you with is a promise of a love triangle from hell and a sinking sense that the remainder of the series could only be one thing a waste of time My paperback came with a sneak peek of book 2 and I was very underwhelmed even than I was with The Selection She starts off book 2 with the difficult choice of Maxon or Aspen I think I will spare myselfSo the uestion is Is this book worth a read In my opinion no Alternately there s The Jewel that has a very similar feel but is an overall stronger novel in every possible way Read that insteadSteph outMore reviews and other fantastical things at Cuddlebuggery Complete Amber Sourcebook violent rebel attacksThen America meets Prince Maxon Gradually she starts to uestion 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. I read this book for one reason To find out why it s a New York Times Best selling series After drinking several beers and banging my head against the wall after reading The Selection I can kinda see why And to be fair it s probably not the absolute worst book I Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet ve read I mean there s still that time I read Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Still it is by no means something that I d recommendI know it might seem like I detested The Selection based on my status updates but to be perfectly honest I haven t had this much fun reading a terrible book since Midnight SunReasons Why This Book is Made of LOLZCharacter names If there s one thing that I just don t understand about The Selection it s why creativity couldn t be used on character names Really I m not asking for much here but America SINGER Character names based on their occupation WHY What s funny is when other characters ask America what she does for a living because THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT COULD POSSIBLY BEHouse of Mary Sues It might not surprise you that this book is about a super special snowflake but did you know that Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, virtually ALL the characters are just as special The competition in The Selection isn t just about which girl can win Maxon s heart Oh no It s about who s the most special of them all And since most of them are so damn selfless they end up tripping over themselves giving each other compliment after compliment No you re the prettiest You d make such a great ueen I m nothing but a cardboard cutout excuse for a supporting character giggle I shit you not In fact even Maxon and Aspen are competing too In my hands I hold a royal flush of Mary SuesThe love triangle I almost always dislike love triangles It turns the female character into someone who can only focus on the two boys and becomes a much less interesting person Her entire story revolves around the boys and which one is the most perfect for her In effect she is defined by this love triangle and her story becomes a shipping warI was hoping The Selection wouldn t fall into that trap and was ecstatic that America was leaving Aspen behind when she left to live at the palace But I knew things couldn t be that simple since he eventually shows up at the right fucking moment to add unnecessary romantic tension Because what a coincidence that a poor boy who s a glorified custodian would find his way all the way to the palace and a guard right outside America s door WOW It must be fate or perhaps bad writing Let s go with the latterSo now we have both boys back into America s life What s a 16 year old to do Who are you going to choose AmericaNo I m not choosing him or you I m choosing meBullshit America spends majority of the book struggling with who to choose And I would wager that the other books have the Detective Wanda Wolfe very same struggle If there is one thing this book was good at it was its predictabilityAlso did I mention how America has never had a female friend The explanation for this is that she is always working and was homeschooled But someone she made time to have a steady boyfriend Aspen for 2 years She even mentions his sisters but apparently they aren t friends Even I found it super strange that she mentions that Maxon would have been someone she befriended at home had he been a neighbor So I guess America only had time to make male friends back at home It s after she is forced to be around other females that she makes female friendsThe thing about her female friends is that the only thing they ever talk about is Maxon Though he is a supporting character to America he holds the center of this novel making it complete one dimensional lacking any character depth It s a real shame because the premise of The Selection isn t entirely a horrible one But instead Cass sets up a plot that is so staged that I couldn t possibly take it seriously Supporting characters are weaker to make America seem stronger Supporting character make ridiculous suggestions so America can seem smarter Rebels attack the palace for reasons not expanded on because it has nothing to do with the romance But hey those scenes make America look like a leader so why notWhat really kills me is how America tells Maxon that she just needs time to get over her ex boyfriend but he has no idea it s Aspen the Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości very guard he stationed right outside her bedroom at night And she doesn t seem to have any inclination to tell Maxon either Also Maxon doesn t own a set of ballsLike I said earlier I can sort of see the appeal of this book and I Dreams of Glass ve been told it s really popular among younger readers Two hot boys pretty dresses a light and fluffy read There is nothing wrong with these things I occasionally like them in my books as well depending on what kind of mood I m in But I would have liked the novel to be about than just a girl choosing between each guy We know nothing about her beaus outside of how cute they are to America What are their traits strengths morals How do they individually enhance America s life What do these male characters represent on a larger scale How do they even differ The Selection doesn t even begin to touch on any of those uestions because the story doesn t actually leave you with any to ponder What it does leave you with is a promise of a love triangle from hell and a sinking sense that the remainder of the series could only be one thing a waste of time My paperback came with a sneak peek of book 2 and I was Zawieszenie niewiary very underwhelmed even than I was with The Selection She starts off book 2 with the difficult choice of Maxon or Aspen I think I will spare myselfSo the uestion is Is this book worth a read In my opinion no Alternately there s The Jewel that has a Healing Sex very similar feel but is an overall stronger novel in every possible way Read that insteadSteph outMore reviews and other fantastical things at Cuddlebuggery


10 thoughts on “The Selection

  1. says:

    UPDATE 3232016 YOU GUYS I owe Kiera Cass a TREMENDOUS apology Kiera Cass is the mother effing ORACLE OF DELPHI GET THAT WOMAN A JOB IN THE WHITE HOUSE STATBecause you guys She predicted Donald Trump's America Rich businessm

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    This book is like those little sachets of Nutella you get as free samples with like a magazine or a packet of Ritz or something in th

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    Reaction before reading this book I know I may be a sucker for falling for this cover but look at it I totally want to go to that partyReaction after reading this book I no longer want to go to this partyFull dis

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    I know I know I probably shouldn't have read this But when a series gets to be this popular I can't help needing to know why I have friends who LOVED this and friends who HATED it so I had to see for myselfFirstly the names Okay I’d already made peace with America Singer before going into this book I knew that was her name I kn

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    I'm not so stupid as to believe that you've completely forgotten about your former boyfriend I know you think there are others here suited for me and this life and I wouldn't want you to rush into trying to be happy with any of this I justI just want to know if it's possible THE SELECTION was one of the best books I have ever read I don't think I uite expected that once I flipped the first page that I couldn't stop But guess what

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    If you can get past the I'm smelling my armpit cover and also the silly names and the horribly unoriginal storyline and the terrible writing wait really you can get past all of that? What does that leave you then? A nice font?Seriously though

  8. says:

    I read this book for one reason To find out why it's a New York Times Best selling series After drinking several beers and banging my head against the wall after reading The Selection I can kinda see why And to be fair it's probably not the absolute worst book I've read I mean there's still that time I read Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Still it is by no means something that I'd recommendI know it might seem like I detested T

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    Upon re read 5 years later Welp it's still the guilty pleasure light silly read I knew it to be but definitely not uite as entertaining as I remember

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    NOTE This review was not affected by online drama or controversy Everything I have to say here is based on my own personal opinion about the book itself even though I definitely think Cass needs a new publicistNOTE #2 All the captions in the