I’m not usually a fan of book covers with generic girls in dresses on the front, and I tend to not like the story much either. The Selection though… it looks beautiful. I adore the reflections and the colours – it’s just a little different from all those other books on my shelves.
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.
The plot sounds perfect too. I have a weird penchant for dire situations happening to a randomly selected person (*waves at The Hunger Games*) and this seems to have an almost reality TV show aspect, but in a much classier way.
Add in a gorgeous Prince and all those wonderfully positive reviews that have been popping up lately, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this on April 24th!