It's time for the Selection, a lottery where girls from all castes are chosen to compete for the chance to be Prince Maxon's wife. Seventeen-year-old America Singer has no interest in entering the Selection. All she wants is a future with her secret boyfriend, Aspen.
But what America wants doesn't seem to matter. Her mother is convinced America is meant for a life among the higher castes. And Aspen-who is a caste below her-insists that she enter the lottery for a chance at a better life. When, much to America's shock, she is actually Selected, Aspen breaks up with her, and she heads to the castle brokenhearted.
Suddenly America is swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels, and decadent feasts. Prince Maxon takes a special interest in her from day one-much to the outrage of the other girls. To the rest of the country, life at the castle looks like a fairy tale-but beneath the glamorous surface, fierce competition rages between the Selected girls, and the rebel attacks on the castle are becoming increasingly violent. America defiantly insists she has no interest in the Prince or in ruling-but as her friendship with Maxon blooms, the barrier she's put around her heart slowly begins to crumble.
Then, just as America is considering the possibility of a different kind of life, Aspen shows up at the palace as a member of the royal guard...
The Selection is one of the most heart wrenching series you will ever read. America Singer enters the Selection, a competition where 35 girls are competing for one man, the prince. America only goes for the sake of her family, telling herself she won't be able to love the prince, that she already loves another. But after a while, things start to change, her feelings start to change and she asks herself who will her heart belong to? - Yousra (QBD)
Thirty-five girls, one prince and the chance to be the next queen of Illéa. When America Singer is plucked from her home in caste five she joins the dramatic, eventful and nationally televised competition for the hand of Prince Maxon, next in line for the crown. The beginning of a captivating series where the bachelor meets dystopian America, fueled by steamy, and sometimes forbidden, romances. - Matilda (QBD)
The Selection follows America Singer, one of the many girls picked to enter a competition to win the heart of Prince Maxon. Unwillingly leaving her childhood sweetheart behind, she finds herself surrounded by the glitz and glamour of palace life whilst also making friends and enemies for life with the other girls. But rebel attacks and war politics are on the rise, and Maxon's sweet ways are slowly chipping away at her walls. Will America find love in the palace or run back to the life she's always known? - Layla (QBD)
What happens when thirty-five girls are selected to compete for the heart of the Prince, and offered the chance to escape poverty? It's not pretty, that's for sure. The Hunger Games, Cinderella, and The Bachelor collide to bring this fast-paced dystopian to life. If you enjoy fierce competition and are after a cheesy romance, The Selection is sure to be your next favourite guilty pleasure. - Kristy (QBD)