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.
Now that the selected has been narrowed down into six, the competition between the Elite is becoming more intense. Fiercer than ever. But for the prince, America Singer is all that he wanted.
But the choice is still hers.
Will she choose to be with Aspen, the man who is willing to wait? Or Maxon, the man who is willing to risk everything just to be with her?
This thing is getting even better! Honestly, I can’t think of any decent word describing how I am feeling right now!
Oh My Gosh! HELP! The FEELS are consuming me!
(laughs even harder)
Anyways, I’ve been making such a fool of myself here, so yeah, here are my say about the pros and cons on why you should and should not read the book and the somewhere in between.
- I cannot literally put this thing down! It is so rare for me be so engrossed in a book especially if it’s a book with a predictable ending. Yes, sad to say, it is quite predictable. I have mentioned it in my The Selection review, here, how I disliked the story being written in the first person point of view. But that doesn’t stop me from loving this book. In fact, the twists in the story came in like a hurricane, like literally, giving the readers a thrill despite the predictability of the ending.
- As you may have noticed, it really bugs me that this book is written in the first person point of view. It seems so biased based on my observation and I don’t know if it’s just me having this kind of uneasy feeling about this, but really, I’m starting to wonder why the author wrote it that way. (sighs) Anyways, the totality of the book turned out fine. Lovely in fact so that’s the only complaint I have. (smiles)
I’ve been acting a little bit overwhelmed ever since I finished reading this book. Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I felt like this. (laughs)
Anyways, here are my opinions about the things I don’t know where to put.
THE ANGELES AIR WAS QUIET, and for a while I lay still, listening to the sound of Maxon’s breathing. It was getting harder and harder to catch him in a truly calm and happy moment, and I soaked up the time, grateful that he seemed to be at his best when he and I were alone.
The story begins with America and Maxon spending time together in the garden, idly looking at the stars.
As he moved his head, inhaling just above my hairline, I considered it. What would it be like to simply love Maxon?
“Do you know when the last time was that I really looked at the stars?” he asked.
Personally, I think it is wonderful to have an introduction as good as this to set the mood of the story. It gives the readers a chance to cope up with the first book especially for those who read them between long periods of time.
Another thing is the characters. There are these things that would make you hate them at the same time love them. Maxon is a great example of which. I really don’t know how to elaborate this part without spoiling the hell out of the book. But here is one line that can somehow explain what I meant.
He liked her. Maybe as much as he liked me.
Not much of a spoiler huh? (laughs)
Anyways, I won’t tell you what happened but, Maxon, a newbie for love stories turned into this universal playboy bizarrely enjoying the situation he is in. But despite the circumstance, it is made clear in the story that no matter what happens, it is America whom he chooses.
You were my pick. My only pick.
So there you have it. My pros and cons on why you should and should not read the book and the somewhere in between.
I choose not to spoil you, my dear readers since spoiling you would really ruin the mood of the story so please forgive me. Anyways, it will not be long before I finished reading the third book. So until then. Stay tuned. (smiles)