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 the palace and compete for the heart of the 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.
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
Amazon, Author's Website
Okay, I was all prepped to write something about how even though I was excited for the release of this book, I still wasn't sure how much I would enjoy it and yadda yadda yadda until I hopped over to Kiera Cass' website to pick up her link when I spotted:
(Photo from Kiera Cass' blog)
It's William Moseley, of The Chronicles of Narnia movie fame, and he'll be playing Aspen in the TV movie of The Selection. Well, that certainly changes things. Maybe I'm just a little uneducated, but I didn't think it was often that not only did a book get picked up for a movie pre-publication, but that the movie was already well underway (according to it's IMDB page.)
Now my excitement rocket boosters are firing, both plot-wise and actor-wise (in case you didn't notice, William Moseley happens to be a rather attractive man), and it's only a matter of time before The Selection is released to rock the book world!
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