Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Sixteen-year-old America Singer is being pressured by her mother to enter into the "random" drawing to be part of The Selection.  In the Selection, thirty-five girls are randomly selected to be a part of the process to find a new wife for the prince.  Of course, every young girl would want to be a part of this, right?  Oh, no!  America is not excited at all because she has already fallen in love with a special boy.  America's family is poor, and all of the chosen girls receive a stipend.  So, she feels like she has to enter.

When she gets there, it is not quite as she thought it would be, but she strikes a bargain with the prince.  She tells him that she will be his friend that will be honest with him to find a good wife.  He agrees to keep her around--but...that is right.  He has feelings for her.  As the story unfolds, America's feelings are shifting, and she is happy.  Until the boy that she loves is now in the picture...and the love triangle is drawn.

Wow!  What a book!  It is a cross between The Bachelorette and Downton Abbey.  I absolutely loved it.  Put it on the GREAT READ list.  I can't wait to read the second book, The Elite.

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