The Selection #1 Udvælgelsen
Title: The Selection
Series: The Selection #1
Author: Kiera Cass
Published in English: 2012
Dansk titel: Udvælgelsen
Dansk udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: July 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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.
I’m not sure why I’ve had this book for such a long time without even considering reading it. Now that I finally have, I’m amazed with how good it was. It’s definitely not the last time. Luckily, I’ve already bought the rest of the series so I know how my plans are looking the next few days.
First off, if you haven’t read it, read it! Not a bone in my body regrets the usage of money on this series. I hope the following books will be just as good.
The main character is amazing. Usually the main characters ruin the books for me. However, this girl is kickass, strong willed, stubborn and lovable. She’s like the best friend you always wished to find. She could have been the main character of any story with any plot and made the book good. On top of this, the story is actually amazing. If your hesitant to start the series due to the covers with all the dresses and expecting it to be all about fashion, good news, it’s really not!
I loved how the author was able to portrait so many different girls on such few pages. They all have individual traits and I wasn’t in doubt, whom were spoken of at any point. I love how detailed the book is; it’s like your there as well, looking at the things that are described.
The book isn’t just one genre let me point that out. It’s a young adult series for sure, but it seems very old-fashioned. I would call it a fairytale for older girls. I secretly wished to be a part of the book.
It’s easy to read and that’s good, because you really should give yourself the pleasure of getting to know the main character. The only thing I’d point out is that it had a slow start, but thinking back to when I started, it’s just perfect. Happy Reading!