The Lowdown: The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass

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Series and Author: 
The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass

Books in Series: 

Summary: 
(from goodreads)
"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."

Genre:
Dystopian

Point of View: 
First person (America)

Setting: 
Illea: A future America that's run by a monarchy.

3 Words/Phrases to Describe the the Book: 
Regal. Relatable. Romantic.

Main Character: 
America

Personality: 
Kind
Guarded
Headstrong

Top Supporting Characters:
Maxon
The girls of the Selection
America's maids
Aspen

Antagonists:
The Rebels
The Competition; both the girls and the situation as a whole.
(and someone else, but I don't want to spoil it!)

The Lowdown: 
The Selection Trilogy was close to impossible to put down. I read one book after the other and just got completely sucked into America's world. Before I started reading, I heard the books described as a mixture of The Bachelor and The Hunger Games; after reading them I kind of have to agree. Even though it didn't feel like something completely new, I still really enjoyed the dystopian world that America lived in and adored the unique supporting characters.

I loved that the competition took place in a castle and that their was that air of royal-ness to it all. I was surprised the process of the Selection took place throughout all three of the books. Sometimes I felt like the same problems were continually revisited when it could just be solved if they would just talk to each other! If you're a fan of  romantic-like dystopians, swoon worthy guys and strong female characters then I'd definitely recommend Kiera Cass' trilogy! I found it seriously addicting and know it's something I'll be rereading again!







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