So, I recently started a book series and then ended up finishing it all in one week. It included a lot of late nights and completing chapters during nap time, but seriously...I couldn't put the books down!
I'm talking about the The Selection series, a trilogy of "dystopian romance" books that have been pitched as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor (some of you may already be rolling your eyes, I know). Via Amazon- "In a world where everything is determined by social castes, America was born a five, one of the lowest castes. This year, a Selection will be held to find a bride for Prince Maxon. America's mother thinks that having her daughter participate will be the solution to all of their problems but America doesn't want to participate for one simple reason - she is secretly in love with Aspen." I'll stop there to avoid giving anything away, but after finishing the third book I almost felt like maybe I should keep them as my dirty little secret. I mean really, the books are silly. I wouldn't go as far as to say dumb, but this is TRUE beach reading, fluffy stuff that is all entertainment and not a lot of thinking involved. I'm almost torn as how to even review it, because on one hand I was completely sucked in, but on the other I found myself very irritated at the main character, America Singer (her name even bugs me), and found myself wanting to roll my eyes and say "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!" more times than I can count.
However, even though I find America irritating, The Selection is a good story, and if you're in the market for a light-hearted, easy read that will absolutely engage you, then go for it. I really did enjoy all three books, beginning to end. But if you are someone who would probably tease me for still kind of liking The Bachelor and is a little more cynical of silly romance story lines, these might not be for you.
But really, for $2.99 it's worth a shot- maybe you'll end up liking the silly fluffiness of it all. I know my sister and I did!
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