Author: Keira Cass
Series: The Selection, Book 1
Publisher: Harper Audio
Narrator: Amy Rubinate
For 35 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, and 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.
I enjoyed this audiobook a lot more than I had intended to. I wasn't completely sold on the idea of this book that sounded an awful lot like The Bachelor. And it was a lot like The Bachelor with a little of The Hunger Games mixed in. At first, I didn't feel much for America and thought she was a bit weak but then, as the the story went on, America found her backbone, started thinking for herself and became quite likable. I'll go ahead and say right now, I don't care for Aspen and I'm hoping that Prince Maxon wins this game.
This is the first audiobook that I remember listening to narrated by Amy Rubinate and she did a very good job. I'll definitely keep my eye out for her in the future.
I hated where this book ended and can't wait to read The Elite later this year.