Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Selection Series | Book Review

Saying as today is #NationalBookLoversDay, it only felt right to write a book review. But in today's post, I'm going to be reviewing not one, not two, but three books! 

I started reading the first book in The Selection series, simply titled 'The Selection', on Thursday evening and on Saturday evening I finished reading the third book, 'The One'. After reading them I wanted to talk to someone about them so much, so I thought I'd talk to you about them here on my blog!

The Selection series is full of royalty, romance and rebellion - what more could you ask for in a book series? As a lover of all things romantic and royal, I was immediately drawn to these books when I saw them online and had to pick them up. Okay, the pretty covers may have also swayed me a little...

The books are centred around 'The Selection', a competition in which girls in the fictional country of IllĂ©a apply to compete against each other to win the heart of Prince Maxon. Although this is the main focus of the novel, it also focuses on the political unrest of the country as it is divided into Castes which are basically social classes. 

The protagonist, America Singer, was a character that annoyed me a bit. Actually, 'a bit' is an understatement. At one point in the first novel I had to set the book down because she had annoyed me so much. I also found myself scoffing and voicing my exasperation at her character multiple times throughout all of the novels because of some of her decisions (or rather lack of). I don't think a main character has ever annoyed me so much. Despite this, I couldn't seem to put it down! I wanted to see if and how she would get herself out of situations that she had caused because of her stupidity. She was quite entertaining at times as well, some of her antics making me laugh out loud. 

Prince Maxon was a character that I instantly fell in love with. *sighs dreamily* I say that about most lead male characters in books though... Do authors have to make them all so perfect?! Basically everything he said and did in all of the novels was incredibly cute and I found myself 'aww-ing' a few times. The other main male character, Aspen, I didn't like quite as much (you'll understand why if you read the books). I was honestly convinced for most of the series that he was a bad guy, not because he had done anything in particular, but I think it was so I had a reason to dislike him as much as I did haha!

All three books in the series are very easy reads and are perfect light reads for the summer. The story was very captivating and I couldn't put the books down! They're perhaps not to everyone's taste as they are quite romantic, but personally I love a good romance novel. 

Have you read 'The Selection' series?

Sarah-Michelle x 



  1. I've heard about these books recently and was undecided as to whether to go ahead and buy them or not. I read books pretty quickly too, so I like to buy a series all at once so I don't have to keep going back to the shop, but if you buy a series you've just gotta be sure it isn't going to be money wasted, haha! I may invest in these now that I know someone else has enjoyed them, I do love a good romance novel too!

    Courtney ~ https://mylifeascourtneyblog.com/

    1. I hate buying a series and not liking the first book. I end up powering through them so I haven't completely wasted my money hahah x


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