The Selection (The Selection #1)
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
Hardcover: 327 pgs
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.(Goodreads)
I've had The Selection for quite some time and finally decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised as to what I found inside. I really liked the concept of The Selection. In a world where a person is stuck in the caste they are born into the selection is a way for a select group of girls to change their lives. The main character, America is in for a huge shock when she is chosen to participated in the selection. Not only does she move from her small home to the palace she is suddenly surrounded by a bunch of girls from different castes than her own.
I am definitely a fan of this cover. I think it's gorgeous. I love the vibrant color of the dress as well as the mirrors that reflect America's image everywhere.