Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Selection

The Selection (The Selection, #1) 
The Selection (1) 








61 comments:

  1. This one got a few giggles from me as well! Overall, a really fun and light read compared to the darker genres out there. Love the review. :D

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  2. I'm a huge dystopian fan but this is one book that I haven't read or even considered reading. I still cant make up my mind if it's worth my time... Oh my indecisiveness!! Great review. :)

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    1. It is really good, but keep in mind that while the world is dystopian, the situation is almost all fluff.

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  3. Thanks for the review. I would NEVER have guessed it was a dystopian book from the cover. I need to stop judging a book by...well, you know;)

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    1. It is dystopian for the world setting but a very fluffy story still.

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  4. Nice review! I rather enjoyed this book, but I did not like the second one. I read them both a while ago so I don't remember all of the details. I will still read the third book though, because I'm curious to see who America and Maxon end up with.

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    1. The second one was okay for me. Deeper is some ways but all the characters became too wishy-washy in the decisions and actions for me to love it. This one I loved reading.

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  5. Thanks for posting the review on this book! I've heard varying opinions of whether it is worth reading or not. The cover is very pretty which is why I was even pondering about it in the first place and it seems like it didn't suck and that you enjoyed it, so with your review in mind, I think I will add that to my to-read list with serious intentions of actually reading it. Who knows when I will get to it though!!

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    1. Haha, I know that feeling. My to-read list is extremely long so even books I want to read a lot can take awhile to get to.

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  6. I completely agree with your review! I loved the idea of the caste system in The Selection, though. This book really did pull me in!
    -Jayne

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  7. i read this book but america is not my type of heroine..she is annoying,,,
    but i hope she will ended with prince maxon...

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    1. She can be. I have read worse though. At first I thought Maxon would be a good choice but after reading The Elite, I am less sure she can handle certain things their relationship with include. Still more a Maxon fan than Aspen though!

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  8. I totally agree with you! I read this book with low expectations and was actually surprised that I liked it! I found the writing somehow similar to that of The Hunger Games and it's a good thing I guess because I read this in only one sitting.

    Team Maxon all the way! :)

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    1. So did II read it in one sitting to. Drove my man crazy reading all night, getting giddy over a book. Hehe.

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  9. I agree! I thought the book would be cheesy but I was so in love with the cover I decided to give it a go. I liked it a lot--more than I thought I would for sure!

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    1. I actually read it as part of a challenge to read blue covered books so I am with you on the cover being the reason to try it.

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  10. I'm waiting to read this until the last one comes out, but glad to know you enjoyed it. The name thing seems weird, but original at least. Thanks or the review.

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    1. I hope you enjoy these books. I did!

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  11. Great review! I've been wanting to read this book for awhile as it has been very hyped, but just never got round to it. Though I definitely will be finally reading it very soon.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, whenever you get the chance. They are fun reads!

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  12. I've heard great things about this book and I'm a huge Hunger Games fan so I'm looking forward to reading this! :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy. Although this is more romance, less action than Hunger Games.

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  13. I really want to read this. I can't believe I haven't yet...
    Thanks for the review :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. One of the characters shares the same first name (although she is not well liked in the first book) as you.

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  14. I've heard good things about this book series. Haven't read it yet though, although I am intrigued with the dystopian + reality tv type of story. Will definitely give this a try. :)

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    1. The dystopian aspect is mild but it does build throughout the series a bit.

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  15. I really like your review! But for me it wasn't a agreat book =/ it was okay, do you think i should continue the series?

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    1. I enjoyed them. They are worth reading, but if it was just okay perhaps get them through the library. The second and third book are a bit more serious and darker as the series progresses. But the love triangle aspect is stronger in the Elite. So it depends on what you liked or didn't like.

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  16. I love this book! Nice review! I just finished The One and the trilogy kept getting better and better!

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    1. It was a fun series. I was a bit sad when I finished it.

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  17. The series is on my list and I'm glad I read your review because now I feel like I should definitely start reading it! I heard a lot of good reviews and saw a lot of readers fangirl over the series especially when the last book came out. Great review :D (hi, I'm Jennina!)

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    1. Its assuredly a fangirling type of book. A fun guilty pleasure read. Enjoy!

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  18. Jamie CoudevilleJuly 15, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    When I read the summary the first thing I thought that this would be cheesy, but I keep hearing great reviews about it. I will definitly have to check it out. Thanks for your review

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    1. It has it's moments but it pulls itself off.

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  19. I'm really curious about this book, it sounds like it's very chick lit like, but I'm guess I'm going to read it.

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  20. I've been thinking if I should read this book...and I think after reading your review, I should give this series a chance!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it if you haven't had the chance to start yet.

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  21. I want to read this series but I heard just mixed things so I don't know. Pity that the covers and so beautiful.

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    1. Honestly, the cover did nothing for me. Love the shade but the dress itself is just 'meh' to me. I know many will disagree though :)

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  22. good review...i read the selection but i didn't fond of the lead heroine (america)
    sometimes she is annoying..but i do like the ending because i am a fan of the prince...

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    1. Over the series, my opinion of her was a roller coaster. But Yay for awesome male roles!

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  23. Great review. I love this series. Can you believe it is continuing with The Heir?!

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    1. I hope to read it soon! I heard she is doing a total of 3 new books for it!

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  24. Some of my friends didn't like this series. It's included in my tbr pile but I still haven't picked it up.

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    1. It is a love/hate book it seems. Very little in between.

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  25. i want to read this book so bad i have heard amazing things about it, everybody likes this book, but i still didnt buy it because it already came out in my language so if i buy im going to buy im my language, but the shipping is so expensive :S im gald you liked the selection *.*

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    1. I hope you are able to get a copy at an affordable price. Can you buy at The Book Depository? They are free shipping INT.

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  26. I am curious about it now that I've read your review!

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  27. I loved The Selection series so much. To me, it is the best serie I have ever read. I really loved The Selection and The One. I though The Elite was okay, but it in my opinion, it wasn't as fun as the first and last book of the trilogy. I can't wait for The Heir, but kind of sad that it will no longer be written in the perspective of America Singer.

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    1. I am curious to see how Kiera Cass plays with her new characters for The Heir.

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  28. I've been thinking about getting this for a while, but I'm just afraid that it's too light. It's probably going to be either one of my favorite books or a complete disaster. What happened to you, reading it so fast that you don't even notice how much you've read rarely happens to me. I'll see if I'll be getting it.

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    1. The first one is light but book two does toake it to a different level, adding good depth.

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  29. I haven't read this series yet but it is very high on my TBR and I can't wait to read this series!! :D

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  30. This series is so good! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  31. I keep going back and forth on this when! Its on my TBR list but I have not actually picked it up to start it!
    -Thats a bummer for me, that " the concept is not very orginal"
    I enjoyed the hunger games, but have NEVER been into the Bachelor, and not a huge fab of love triangles.
    Thank you for your honest review! It might turn into a "skip" for me!!

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  32. I have had this book on my TBR shelf for as long as I can remember. I've never really gotten around to it though but seeing how many good ratings it's getting and as you said, it got some giggles out of you, I might be picking it up soon.
    It's a shame that the concept's not original though.

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  33. Lie you, I picked up this book from the library after having a browse though I did know of the book beforehand and the hype surrounding it. That hype and praise for the series had my expectations set high and while the plot wasn't anything really new I still was excited to start reading. Overall I was a little underwhelmed tbh. The story kept me interested and had me wanting to know what happens next but the writing and the characters fell flat for me.

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