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The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Set in a dystopian America, society is divided into a caste system where9780062059949_p0_v1_s260x420 your lifetime occupation is determined at birth and few are privileged. The only opportunity for escape from the struggles they face on a daily basis is The Selection. A competition between 35 girls selected from each of the areas across America, to compete to win the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon and become a princess.

For most girls and their families, The Selection is a chance of a lifetime; but, for ironically, America Singer, being chosen among the Selected would be a nightmare. America doesn’t want the glittering gowns and priceless jewels. She would rather hope for a happy married life with her secret boyfriend Aspen, who is a caste below her and try not to get caught.

When America is selected and meets Prince Maxon, she learns that the plans she originally had might not be what she really wanted after all, and the life she always dreamed of might be lacking in compared to a future she is gradually beginning to imagine.

A Hunger Games meets The Bachelor; Kiera Cass set the stage perfectly for her trilogy. Hosting a strong female lead, two completely different males fighting for her heart, and a backdrop of political undercurrents and violence, The Selection is my top pick for YA in 2013.

 

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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Book Review, Books

 

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Trilogies and More

Sometimes reading just one book is not enough. So lucky for us authors give us trilogies and more. Here are some of my favorites:

Trilogies and more:

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind

The Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich

The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

The Earth’s Children novels by Jean M. Auel

The Kay Scarpetta novels by Patricia Cornwell

The Temperence Brennen novels by Kathy Reichs

The FBI Series by Catherine Coulter

The Ameila Peabody novels by Elizabeth Peters

The Darkfever series by Karen Marie Moning

The Kushiel series by Jacquline Carey

The Book of Deacon Trilogy by Joseph Lallo
And some trilogies and more in the making:

The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

The Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien

The Gracling novels by Kristin Cashore

The Incarceron Series by Catherine Fisher

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Books

 

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