A New York Times Bestseller
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.
“Reality TV meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass’ delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon!”
Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy
“A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport)…[Cass] deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stoking the embers of America’s first, forbidden love.”
“An engrossing tale reminiscent of Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy and Ally Condie’s Matched. Fairy-tale lovers will lose themselves in America’s alternate reality.”
School Library Journal
“Cass’ immensely readable debut novel is a less drastic Hunger Games (2008), with elaborate fashion and trappings… The fast-paced action and comforting predictability of the love story will have readers gasping for the [sequel].”
Amy Rubinate has narrated over 250 audiobooks and won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for AudioFile’s Best Romance of 2016 list; Booklist’s Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical Fiction, Editor’s Choice Media; and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Amy’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.