Summer is trying desperately to make it’s appearance in my part of the world. For me, summer means lots of books and lots of reading. I am always looking for new things to read, and I love a book series that holds my attention without being predictable.
The Selection Series is definitely one of those!
I love receiving books in the mail when I do reviews. There is something really exciting about opening a package and getting that first whiff of a new book. Yeah, I admit it, I am a book nerd.
As most of my readers know, books are my livelihood. I eat, sleep, and breathe books. And despite this Mom being over 40, I really like my teen books. I have a fascination with the teen fiction that is available these days, and The Selection Series is no exception.
I am prefacing this review with one main point: make sure you have enough free time when you start reading this book. I wasn’t fully prepared when I first started reading it, and lost a bunch of sleep because of that.
The main character, America Singer, is one of those characters that elicits a lot of emotion from a reader. For me, there were times that I liked her, and other times, I wanted to slap her silly.
Yes, I did just post that.
But do you know what? That is a sign that the author has done her job in presenting both sides of a character to her audience. I applaud Kiera Cass for that. She also did a great job of making you feel her agony and emotions at times, even if you didn’t agree with America’s reasoning or attitude.
As for Prince Maxon, I liked him from the beginning right through to the end. Despite his being royalty, it was easy to see that he was a solid man. And very patient. I am not sure I would have put up with some of the crap that America did or said to him, but that is just me.
My favorite part of The Selection was the scene where America meets Prince Maxon on the very first night. There is raw emotion on both sides, and I thought it was incredibly spunky of her to just spout off every emotion she was feeling at that moment.
And this quote from Prince Maxon pretty much sums up all his best qualities:
America, my dear, I do hope you find something in this cage worth fighting for. After all this, I can only imagine what it would be like to see you actually try.
I have to say that I truly enjoyed reading this series. So much so, I had to buy the next two books and binge read them. That is not something I do often, so please take note of that.
And I already pre-ordered my copy of The Heir, and am eagerly anticipating it’s release on May 5, 2015.
So if you are looking for a great romance read for yourself or for your teenage daughter, be sure to check out The Selection Series. It has all the wonderful romance elements women love without all the inappropriate junk that may appear in romance novels. I know that I like that, and you will too.
Will The Selection Series make YOUR upcoming reading list?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.