CW's The Selection

Early Book Reviews of The Selection

March 25th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Book | The Selection

We have read many positive (early) reviews from Kiera Cass’ “The Selection.”  If have not decided yet whether to read this book or not, here are some reviews to help you make that decision:

Like the audiences in The Selection, I was watching (err, reading) it all go down with rapt attention. I could not peel my eyes away from the book. There’s bickering and in-fighting and clandestine meetings and lies and secrets and OH MY GOSH WHO COULD WANT MORE? –

The Selection is genuine and natural. It’s not just about a society but the fragility of it. The wars, the famine, the poor. It is impossible not to get swept up into the hype of this book. The Selection forces us to reexamine what really matters. Your caste number, your education, money? The Selectionsparks a whole new controversy of what love means. How far will you go? –

I have to say that all of my expectations were way beyond exceeded!  The synopsis sounded good to me, but I knew it was something that would have to be done right, and that there would be no gray area.  So I was a little hesitant when I did pick it up, but I was HOOKED!  Is it too soon to ask when the next one is coming out? – Annabelles Book Nook

The twists in the story are really great and, whether because I’m naive or because I actually enjoy reading a book without trying to figure out the ending, I didn’t see them coming! And I actually love where the author ended the novel. No cliffhanger; just a simple “To be continued…” – A Librarian’s Take

If you are looking for the next action-packed Hunger Games, you won’t find it here and that is a good thing. There is some political tension as the royal family is the target of those who are displaced by society but it is appropriate that it takes a bit of a back seat in this story. I suspect the politics will begin to play a heavier role in the next book in the trilogy but, for now, focusing on the characters and their development is what made this book shine among the other young adult novels that have come out over the last few years. – Megan Ellinger


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