Series are probably my favourite things to read. While there is a certain allure for the stand-alone books that are incredibly brilliant, nothing can compare to a series where you just do not want to leave that world.
The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.
I got to admit, this book series is making me want to read more like it. I am still in awe over how good this story is at sucking you need and making you need to know what is happening throughout the story. I purchased this book on my Amazon Kindle Fire while I was on holiday after reading The Selection. I just couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen now that we are down to six girls.
The book cover on this book is just as stunning as the first, plus the red gown is amazing. (You’ll understand more once you read the book). I’ve found that once reading the book the covers almost become so much more relevant than just a pretty girl in a nice dress. The blurb for this book effortlessly captures the emotional turmoil that America is in. Should she be with Aspen, is Prince Maxon her soulmate? It’s all so confusing and intriguing that I couldn’t wait to delve into the story!
In this review I want to break down some thoughts on the characters, because now we are down to the final six girls we can get to know them a lot more than when there were thirty-five!
America Singer; She is probably THE most frustrating character with her indecision about Aspen and Maxon. One thing I do love is her fierce passion for what she believes is right and her determination to protect her friends.
Marlee Thomas; This lady is definitely not happy throughout this book, in fact she ruins her chances at anything the second we get to the Halloween ball. She had fallen in love with someone who wasn’t Maxon, which in the Selection is technically treason and is given a punishment so harsh I almost skipped reading the section. Thankfully Maxon’s devotion to America saved her life and she was hidden away for a time.
Celeste Newsome; I have never loved to hate to love a character so much. Celeste is pure evil with a heart of gold. Her self-centred personality made me want to slap her at time, so it made me very happy to read America felt the same. This character was brilliantly portrayed as the jealous type.
Kriss Ambers; Kirss is described as America’s biggest competition. She comforted Maxon when he was upset and caused America a lot of green envy. I actually didn’t like her character, I felt she was portrayed as the prim and proper lady, but no girl is perfect, I wish she’d of had more flaws. It wasn’t until The One that I discovered she had a little secret.
Natalie Luca; I always felt that Natalie’s heart wasn’t in the competition. Whenever she is mentioned I always had the feeling that she wasn’t a serious contender. Obviously I wasn’t happy about the terms of the competition but I am glad she wasn’t a contender for Maxon’s heart.
Elise Whisks; Elise was never a contender for Maxon’s heart either in my eyes. Kept around for her connection to New Asia by King Clarkson, I’m not sure Maxon was fully committed to her either.
The rebellion added to the excitement in the novel as well as all the passion for the Selection itself. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves Romance or has read the first book. It does get better guys. Rating 4/5 stars.