Hey guys! Today I’m here with a book review. It has been quite some time since I’ve done one, due to the fact I’ve been busy with college classes and haven’t been able to do much for-fun reading. That fact makes me sad, but it is the honest truth. Anyway, today I’m going to talk about a book I received for Christmas. I read for hours Christmas day. Unfortunately I was unable to finish the book that day because I spent some time with family as well. This isn’t the first time I’ve spent most, if not all, of Christmas day reading. The last time was when I got my Kindle and my sister had so kindly downloaded The Hunger Games Series. I read the first book Christmas day, the second book, Catching Fire, the next day, and Mockingjay some time during New Years week. (I had to take a break because my sister was getting married and I had to help with the plans and what not) All of that being said, it was fun to spend Christmas day reading; although I’m sure my family would have rather me been with them. . you can’t expect me to NOT read a book I’ve been wanting and just received.
Now that I’ve had a long intro, let’s get into the review. The Selection by Kiera Cass; here is the synopses on the back cover: “For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. 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, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to realize that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.”
I find this synopses to be quite interesting, though I feel it gives too much away. Of course, anyone who has read at all, will suspect that she ends up really liking Prince Maxon, however, stating it on the back leaves no room for doubt.
Let’s talk about the cover for a minute. It. Is. Gorgeous! It is easily one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen, not to mention the fact that it’s textured! The texture of the book is pleasing and its embossed letters make it even better. Now, now, don’t you try and act like the cover of a book doesn’t matter. I mean, of course the words are what matters most, but you cannot deny that having a beautiful cover that feels nice to the touch is not a wonderful thing!
Here is a picture of the book. I apologize for the quality. I took the picture on my tablet and it has a terrible camera. But anyway, you can see that it looks like. It’s beautiful!
Okay! Now for the actual review. *No spoilers*
I think that this book is well written, intriguing, funny, cute, girly, and exactly the type of book I was looking for. I usually don’t like to read books like this. They’re predictable, petty, and just not my style. However, I have been searching for a book that is simply fun. Something that I would not be weighed down with. Something that was cute and girly. Something lighthearted. And this book is all of those things! If I would have read this at a different time I may not have enjoyed it. But I read this book exactly when I needed to, and oh am I glad I did!
I’ve heard people say things about this book, like it’s not well written, the characters are petty, and the like. However, I don’t think either of those are true. The writing style may not be preferable for some people, but it is certainly not bad. The characters are not petty, especially for a YA book. Of course there’d the typical boy and girl shouldn’t be in love but they are, stuff, but it is not childish. America has to make a choice for the greater good of her family. She has to give up what she wants for what her family needs, and that is not always an easy choice.
Overall, I loved this book! It’s a good story, one that should definitely not be discounted because of its plot.
If you’re in the mood for a lighthearted, fun, cute, feel-good read, this is certainly the book for you!