Thursday, April 9, 2015

Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Narrator(s): Amy Rubinate
Series: The Selection Trilogy, book #1
Length: 8 hrs 7 mins
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Source: audio from library
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Audible

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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. 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. 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.

I've been wanting to read this book for the longest time. I had it on the back burner. Not because of the kerfluffle though. Regardless of all that, I still wanted to read this story. I was just busy reading other things, and then more and more of the books came out and then bam.. here I was, still haven't read them.

So I grabbed the Audio recently and decided to give it a go. I hated it.. the audio that is.. The Narrator sounds like my gps talking to me. No lie. I still listened to it, but took every chance I could to bounce to my kindle edition. I ended up kind of reading it with Jess by accident. We are just that awesome. lol. She felt the same way about the narrator and we've both decided to continue the series in kindle version only.

The story was pretty fun. I know Jen didn't like them as much, I really am enjoying this series. Back when Aubrey was a baby, I had no life and started watching the Bachelor. I loved it. Guilty Pleasure. I kinda feel the same for these books. While they may not be the best piece of literature out there, they sure have grabbed my attention.

One big complaint though is her name. I mean, really? America. Lame. Other than that, I didn't have any issues. I loved her first meeting with Maxon. Very cute and funny. Their banter in the beginning made me laugh.

I'm really looking forward to reading then next books. These books aren't for everyone, but they sure are for me! I can see myself devouring them.

I couldn't decide which Bachelor Gif I liked more, so you get both. You're welcome. lol

About the author:

100 Things I Love:

Being married. Cake. The smell of Autumn. Motherhood. Books. Elephants. Back rubs. On demand movies. Actually going out to movies. Faith. Cinnamon rolls. My family. Butterflies. When my kitchen is clean. Crayons. Pink. Tote bags. Dancing. Organizing via color coordination. That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor. Baking. My house. Writing utensils. Paper. India. The sound of water. Making videos. Buttons. The word Episcopalian. Making people laugh. Layering clothes. British accents. Pinterest. Animation. Fireworks. The smell of the Ocean. My wedding rings. Aprons. Reasons to get dressed up. Sex. Pop music. Stars. Taking walks. Daydreaming. Stickers. School Spirit. My friends. Living in a small town. Japan. Singing. Painting my toenails. Pranks/ practical jokes. Painting. Stretch canvas. Costumes. Dipping my fingers in melted wax. Style. Soda. Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop. Musicals. Back to school season. Mopeds. Good hair days. Naps. Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase. Driving alone. My ankles. Playlists. Spending entire days in pajamas. Holidays. Telling stories. Spontaneity. Theme parks. Bookshelves. The word copacetic. Boxes. Empty journals. Surprises. Doing things in groups. Doing things alone. Getting real mail. Decorating. Small forks. A good hug. Gift cards. New Years Goals. Going out to dinner. When someone else remembers some great story about me/us that I’ve forgotten. Toy stores. Fireplaces. Breakfast foods. Journaling. Crying for a good reason. Doorbells. Pointless adventures. Voting. My birthday. Reasons to make wishes. Recycling.

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  1. I'm a major sucker for the Bachelor as well haha. This one has been on my list for ages, but I always manage to put it off for some reason. I guess I should finally give it a try.

  2. I need to read these books as well! I will be reading the actual version and saty away from the audiobook if it so bad in that case!

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