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The Selection, by Kiera Cass

8 reviews

brittcorcoran's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

It’s like the bachelor but it’s teenaged girls in a dystopian world being trapped in a palace and trying to impress the prince so they can access more of society’s benefits by moving up castes??? Basically?

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thecourtofreading's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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arce's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted relaxing tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.75

Hunger Games meets "The Bachelor", and I hate it
Everything I liked about the Hunger Games isn't in this book (esp. Katniss being independet), and the whole concept about "The Bachelor" is stupid.

The few parts I liked were America (what? why? who uses this as name?) kicking the Prince's cojones and being kind to her maids.

I'll continue reading this series, because I want to know, what the rebels want.

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lucythedancingdoula's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious tense medium-paced

5.0


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emma_lei's review

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funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

I’ve had a copy of this book for so long and finally decided to pick it up off my shelf.

Overall it was a simple and endearing read. There was a pretty even balance between the fun banter and some of the more serious plot threads. 

Due to the fast-paced nature I found this book hard to put down and read for hours at a time over the past couple days.

I’m excited to read the next book to see what important themes are explored more.

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camigy's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Ok, let's be honest, we all know I gave it such a high rating because i'm lonely and sad and this is my comfort book bc it reminds me of when i was a little girl and loved princess stories.
Buttt it is not perfect ofc:
- america is such a stereotype of a YA novel character, "i'm not like other girls" "i'm not pretty" "i'm not interesting" "i don't like the love interest and that's why he likes me back" "i'm spr humble and don't care about all these riches that i find in this castle" bla bla bla
- the whole concept of her and 34 other girls dating the prince and being forced to be loyal only to him and if they're not it's treason and they'll get killed is fucked up and kinda misogynistic but ok (plus all these girls competing for a man.. pls)

But if ur just looking for a kinda dumb little story to read w/o rly thinking about it, this is for you. Romance-wise i found it to be spr cute and u also get to read about her living in a palace and uk living the life of a princess

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ohworm's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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paulasol's review

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lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.0


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