The Selection

By Kiera Cass
Read by Amy Rubinate

The Selection Series: Book 1

8.12 Hours 04/24/2012 unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Publishers Weekly
“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].” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series and The Siren. In her spare time she enjoys reading, dancing, making videos, and eating unhealthy amounts of cake. Cass is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with her family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 8.12
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English