A few months ago when I did Bout of Books I was exposed to a bunch of bloggers. One thing I realized was a bunch of them tended to focus more on YA fiction. In general I had a ‘I graduated from college and am now in the real world…I’ve outgrown YA’ attitude. After seeing some interesting reviews I decided that I should try and be more open minded if I came across something that caught my eye. Well this book really did. Here is my review of The Selection by Keira Cass
I was first drawn in by the cover (pretty dresses!) and the synopsis seemed like the perfect summer reading. I don’t watch the Bachelor but have a couple other slightly-trashy reality-tv guilty pleasures. I guessed that this would be something similar and it really was. It wasn’t the greatest story I’ve ever read, but I enjoyed reading it.
My favorite part was probably the relationships between all of the girls. The dystopian setting might have been a little weak, but I completely believed the interactions the girls had. With a crown on the line and the cameras rolling I was glad to see a variety of girls in the mix. You could imagine them being there for generally similar reasons but reacting to the situation in different ways.
So I am currently on the waiting list for the sequel and and looking forward to it. This was a nice guilty pleasure and if it was ever made into a movie I would probably go see it (if just for the costumes alone). I give it three out of five stars.