The SelectionKiera Cass

The Selection

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The Selection by Kiera Cass Book Summary

Fall in love—from the very beginning. Discover the first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series.

This ebook edition contains an excerpt of Kiera Cass's newest novel, The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, 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, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.

Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

The Selection (Kiera Cass) Book Reviews

It’s umm… certainly interestingThe main character is super annoying and things get extremely cringy often. Also I’m not a big fan of the writing style but it’s super entertaining and fun to make fun of so I’d give it like 4 stars.Score: 4/5

Best Series EverThis book is sooo good!! Highly recommend! The whole series is amazing and a very quick read if you have time on your hands. The only thing I would change about the series is they are TOO short. I would have liked them to be a little longer but they are perfect otherwise. I have read this series a trillion times and find more things to love about it each time!! I am also sooo excited for the Netflix movie being made on it!! Make sure to read the books first!! #teammaxonforever.Score: 5/5

Really good book! Would definitely recommend this to my friends❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️It was just amazing in every way! The characters the storyline… everything!.Score: 5/5

Not 100% originalIt really reminded me of the hunger games, and some sections sounded more like 5th grade me trying to describe and using way too many adjectives. Kinda cheesy. It’s a good story overall though..Score: 4/5

😌😌Loved this book! Couldn’t put it down.Score: 5/5

AmazeI loved it I stayed up all night reading it one of best love stories ever I swooned and sighed a lot I recommend this to anyone who loves a good love triangle !!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.Score: 5/5

Favorite ReadThis is one of my absolute favorites to pull out again and again..Score: 5/5

Beautifully writtenIt’s been hard to come across great books and with quarantine still here it’s even harder to find something that captures my interest, but this series does just that. The brilliant romance between America, Maxon, and Aspen is one that causes you to feel butterflies in your stomach and your eyes to sweat salty tears. Each chapter leaves you wanting more and when I finished the first one I had to read the rest. The Selection gives you a whirlwind of emotions that can only be satisfied by reading the entire series. If you’re looking for a book or series that will keep you entertained then I highly recommend this one..Score: 5/5

Different type of storySomething unique and realistic to follow.Score: 5/5

Liked itI thought it was a typical dystopian but just with a weird name. Really America that’s the most stupid name ever liked the book hated the name.Score: 3/5

The best book everIt’s my favorite book, I have it at my library but anyway I’m writing this because you really need this book.Score: 5/5

OMG YASSSD LOVE THIS!!💖💖I could NOT stop reading this!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!! i finished it in 2 days😂😂 (surprising for me bc i’m a super ssssssllllllllllooooooooowwwwww reader😂😂) anyway THANKS SOOOOO MUCH KIERA💖💖💖 LOVE U SM💖💖💖💖 after the 5th book pls make another one!! anyway thanks sm for writing this!!💖💖💖💖🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳😂😂😂😂😝😝😝😝😝😄😄😄😄😄.Score: 5/5

Amazing BookI loved this book (well, the whole book series) so much. I finished the whole series in about a week including the extras. It was so good. I give it a four because it does have to parts in it that teens should only read but besides that, it is an amazing book. PLEASE READ!!.Score: 4/5

♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️I loved the book so much my reading leave is low but the book level is a perfect fit. This book is non stop reading my teacher had to take my book away but I just love this book so so so so so so much!!♥️♥️♥️♥️.Score: 5/5

So amazingThis. Series. Is. Literally. The. Best! I’ve reread it all five times and still not bored of it. So so romantic and cute, and the plot was so unique and captivating. And the characters are soo fantastic especially America she’s just so great. These books will make you laugh, cry, and pretty much every emotion. Definitely read these books they will be worth it. Kiera Cass is an amazing and talented writer..Score: 5/5

AMAZING!I’m not a big reader and I finished this book in one day it was that hard to put down. If it wasn’t midnight I’d start the 2nd book right away but I’m afraid I won’t be able to put that down either!.Score: 5/5

Very enjoyable seriesI’m actually very excited to find out what happens with America next!!!.Score: 5/5

So goodBuy it! this book, and the whole series, is amazing. it will surprise you, sadden you, and have you inevitably fall in love with the main character, America. i read this series a few years back, recently re-read them and am permanently obsessed. a truly wonderful read..Score: 5/5

!Love the series!.Score: 5/5

Really goodThe selection was suspenseful and humorous, withered a,axing characters. My favorite characters were probably America, Maxon and (if you can believe it,) Celest. Their personalities were unique and very powerful. America was funny and courageous, but but still had many feelings. Maxon was funny and shy, and probably my favorite character. Celest was sassy, commanding, and was not afraid to hurt someone to get what she wanted. Those types of characters add a lot to the story. I’m definitely rooting for America and Maxon. This was an amazing story..Score: 4/5

Best book ever!!!!Oh my god… this book was incredible I finished it all in one day it was so amazing!!! I loved it I can’t wait to read the rest I don’t want it to end!!!.Score: 5/5

WowKiera Cass weaves such an intricate and intriguing story with threads of romance the decisions America has to make has you turning page after page wanting more.Score: 5/5

FAVORITE BOOK ALERTI adore this book! I have read it, digitally and on paper, a total of 25 times, with many more to come. This story of romance and confusion and heartbreak is touching, funny, sweet, and nothing short of amazing. This book holds the highest of recommendations from me. It has truly changed my life. I will never forget this tale, nor will I ever stop loving it. Thank you, Kiera Cass, for making this masterpiece..Score: 5/5

LOVEI love this book soooo much, i’ve read it a while ago and still to this day can’t stop reading it. It is one of the truest romance stories i’ve read in a long time. i hope super badly that there will be movies!! I have told all my friends to read this series!! Maxon hands down is my favorite book character ever!.Score: 5/5

Amazing!I was on the edge of my seat every time I read it! It was so great! I couldn’t wait to get out of school to read it! I finished it within days. Would recommend buying!😆.Score: 5/5

THE ULTIMATEFun, fast and easy to read. Easily the start of my FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME!.Score: 5/5

Oddly enjoyableI was aware while reading this book that if wasn't very good. The dialogue was often corny, and the plot was incredibly predictable. However, I became very attached to the characters, and my inner thirteen-year-old-who-wants-to-be-a-princess was thriving. This is a guilty pleasure book for every girl that has delusions of grandeur.Score: 5/5

OH YEAH!I love this book so much!💕.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis genre is very new to me but this book is amazing! I love the growth of the characters throughout the book! Overall this book is amazing!.Score: 4/5

The Bachelor: Dystopian EditionWhile by no means a literary masterpiece, The Selection is a highly entertaining and addicting read. If I were to be critical, I might have a problem with the iffy world building and cliche characters. The only thing that I had a problem with was America Singer, whose name is almost as annoying as she is. Don’t get me wrong, she’s the typical nice MC...but incredibly indecisive in everything. Instead of creating tension, she just comes across as annoying. She’s also hypocritical in the love triangle, and her frequent breakdowns made it hard to empathize when it really mattered (mostly Book 2). Overall, it was a really entertaining series that I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a fun read..Score: 4/5

So. Good.I read all 5 books in 5 days and I have no regrets. All the tears and stress were 100% worth it. I would do anything just to have this experience again for the first time. From the first page you are hooked and cannot stop reading! Perfect mix of romance and dystopia. I loved every second of this story..Score: 5/5

The selectionThis book is one of the best. I know it’s old, and all and I’m behind. But, this is one of the best romance dystopian books. It’s a page turner..Score: 5/5

5 Stars!!!Best book on the entire planet!!.Score: 5/5

Absolutely amazingI had to read it for a summer reading project and had a blast reading it! It made my summer wayyyy more enjoyable and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.Score: 5/5

Best series I have ever read!!!!This is my third time reading this book series and I still am absolutely obsessed.Score: 5/5

Best book everThis is one of the best books I own you will love it if you love the romance /thriller novels I give it 👍👍..Score: 5/5

The SelectionI LOVED THIS BOOK. You are an amazing author and I can’t wait to read the other books of the series.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book is legit amazing.Score: 5/5

The selection seriesSuch a good book and got so attached to the wonderful writing and series. I continued to read and it's just a really good book series..Score: 5/5

Just yesIf your a hopeless romantic who loves distopian stories than this is your book. Classic love tropes, a bit of the bachelor, and just a tad distopian. This is one of the first books I’ve read for fun in years and it was worth staying up until 4am to finish..Score: 5/5

Hunger games meets the BachelorOverall well written. It was a bit difficult to relate to the characters. I felt myself longing for more drama besides the characteristic mean girl.Score: 3/5

Best book serie ever!!!My favorite book of all time. 100% recommend.(the whole serie).Score: 5/5

SO GOOD!!!!!!!!This book is amazing and I am so glad I found this series… one of my favorite books yet! It is a very captivating book and I was intrigued just in the first chapter. I have been looking for a great series, and I am so ecstatic I found it. Beautiful romance book and had me routing for Maxon and America the entire time! Loved it and other books are just as amazing as well! Would def recommend… enjoy!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

The SelectionI LOVE THIS BOOK and the series! I couldn’t put it down. It is a well written book and you really do love all the characters (minus a few) I do know it is worth the read. At first I was a little iffy because I didn’t think I would like all that princess stuff, but it is not at all what you think! It’s unpredictable and shocking. It has some violence however with the southern rebels and some injuries and fights, and it has a lot of romance. I love it so much. The whole series is fantastic. Worth the read. Trust. Me..Score: 5/5

Loved it!!I loved this book so much! I thought is was going to be like any other Royalty book but it was really interesting reading about the different groups of people and following their daily lives in the castle..Score: 5/5

Pretty good series.So I’ve read the 3 books in this series about America and it was a pretty good story. I do wish the writing was stronger. There are a lot of unanswered questions in the series and I feel like the author could have done more when explaining/describing things. Pretty disappointed the author didn’t continue America’s story with the 4th and 5th book. Overall it’s a good read but that’s about it..Score: 3/5

A fun, fluffy YA dystopian romance that will have you hooked.I didn’t think I was going to like this book, but I did! The Selection takes place in a futuristic version of the United States, where a royal family rules and the citizens are separated by a harsh caste system. Every time a male heir comes of age, the royal family holds a Selection- a competition in which thirty-five girls from across the country compete for the throne. America Singer has always been cynical about the Selection. But when she’s drafted for the competition, she reluctantly agrees to join. As she fights for the heart of a prince she doesn’t even know, America will discover a whole new world within the palace walls. The plot of The Selection can feel tropey and predictable at times (love triangles and not-like-other-girls are the most common ones here) but I definitely think The Selection is worth reading. I would like to warn, however, that the fourth and fifth books are not as great as the first three. But overall, this series is super addictive and bingeable!.Score: 4/5

Favorite series of all time!Team Prince Maxon all the way!! This book was so incredibly amazing and one of my favorite series ever!.Score: 5/5

I very good series to read.The books in this series were all page turners and had me completely wrapped up in Maxon’s and America’s relationship! I loved Aspen in the beginning, but I was rooting for Maxon the whole time! Sooo good! I have read books that have more of a mature or rather poetic type of writing, which I prefer, but this series is definitely on my list of favorites. I encourage you to read it!.Score: 5/5

Cute bookEven though this book was the bachelor and cheesy, it was honestly super cute! I really enjoyed the cuteness and love. I don’t read gushy types of books, but this was an exception. A few action moments but mostly competition, poor girls. But I’ve seen this book since elementary school and I finally read it in college! Definitely a younger reader book, but all over cute..Score: 4/5

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BEST BOOK EVERRR ♥️I love this book so much i would give my left kidney to read for the first time again.Score: 5/5

Pretty badHonestly it was one of the worst books I've ever read. It was a copy of the hunger games with elements of the bachelor and if you think that sounds bad, imagine it being 10 times worse. The writing is very very immature. If you are over 13 years old you're too old for this book. It's just a book that's been done before. You can't even call it a complete book, it is written like a tv show; the first book is only a small part of the story which doesn't get concluded at all until the third book. If you enjoy easy books that are predictable, and have been done way too many times, this is the book for you. This is just my opinion though, if you disagree that's fine..Score: 3/5

I love This book!!MY FAV BOOK EVER! This book is intriguing, shocking, amazing, and romantic! I love the relationship between the characters( not every character) counting down the days till the Elite comes out!!.Score: 5/5

LOVED IT!!!!This is one of the best books I’ve ever read!!!!.Score: 5/5

5starsAwesome books.Score: 5/5

Best book!🤩This book is so awesome!! I loved it. I couldn’t put it down for three days straight!! If you like the hunger games or divergent this is the series for you!!.Score: 5/5

The selectionThis book when I first read the back seemed tacky and childish. Boy was I wrong. Kierra cass shows us the hardships of love while still adding that fairy tale magic. She shows the conflicts of young love and that we can't always have everything we want. Even the ones who seem most happy aren't as lucky as they seem. This book is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a fairy tale mixed with reality..Score: 4/5

A-MA-ZING!!!!!! I loved this book!!! It was AWESAMAZING!!! Really well written, and a unique idea!!! :D You also sound like a really cool lady! I actually read all of your 'Acknowledgements'!!! Which I seriously never do! Lol SOOOOOOOO glad I read this!!! I can't wait for the second book! Please write fast! ;D ~Jen ;).Score: 5/5

AMAZING!Amaaaaaazing book! Finished in 7 hours! Can't wait for the second!.Score: 5/5

Wow!!!Loved it in two days....yes that awesome....onto book two.....Score: 5/5

Best Book everCant wait to read the next book !!!!!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

AwesomeAmazing book can't wait to read the elite.Score: 5/5

AmazingI loved this book so much that I believe I’ve read it at least 5 times, author is very creative, can not complain This is the kinda book you can not put down and had proved to be worth staying up until 3am to finish, would love to read more by the author.Score: 5/5

Lovin’ ItI love it soooooo much. The author is so creative no doubt! XD.Score: 5/5

Best book ever!I have read it so many times I can't even count! Incredible story, will keep you wanting more!.Score: 5/5

Agh! AmazingThis book is soo great! I loved it so much!!! I couldn't stand the sudden ending though. But luckily I have quite a selection of iTunes cards so I can buy the Elite!! See what I did there? The selection- a selection? Haha great book, I would give it 10 stars if I could :-).Score: 5/5

Not gonna bother reading...Was on my "must-read-book" list, however the authors online "high school drama" with a customer, made me decide I would not support that behaviour. Too bad, was interested in reading before that unpleasant incident....Score: 1/5

Very entertainingInteresting plot, the action was consistent and kept me wanting to read more. Can't wait for book 2!.Score: 5/5

The SelectionKiera Cass' book 'The Selection' is a great boom with an interesting plot, it draws you in from the first page with a hidden charming quality. A truly addictive book that is impossible to put down. Even though it gives you a slight sensation of déjà vu at parts this book is wells worth the read..Score: 4/5

Wow! Perfect!This book is now my favourite book! Please read it you will not be desappinted!.Score: 5/5

The selectionThis is such amazing book i just finished the book in 3 hours just sitting and reading :).Score: 4/5

The Bachelor Vs. The Hunger GamesThis book mixes elements from both the "Hunger Games" book series & the television series "the Bachelor." It's an easy & good read. The ending left me wanting more. However, at times, American's love life is a little frustrating from a reader's perspective..Score: 4/5

😍😍All I can say is I read it 4 times and I cannot still put it down its a addition.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book is amazing! I literally loved it so much. This is the first book to the series which was also amazing! Read this! You will not be disappointed! 💕.Score: 5/5

God I love this!If you're hesitant to read this -- don't be! Start immediately!!.Score: 5/5

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