The Selection & The Elite (The Selection, Books 1 & 2)

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

Author: Kiera Cass
Year Published: 2012
Genre(s): dystopian, young-adult

Finished on: June 6, 2015

My Rating: ★★★★☆

The Elite (The Selection, #2)

Author: Kiera Cass
Year Published: 2013
Genre(s): dystopian, young-adult

Finished on: June 8, 2015

My Rating: ★★★★☆

My Review:

I’m a sucker for these kinds of stories, even though they’re fairly predictable. I knew from the start of the first book that the prince would turn out to be more complex and likeable than America first assumed he would be, but he has nonetheless evolved into a character complex enough not to be predictable. I also knew that he and America would inevitably end up in some kind of romantic entanglement, but I wouldn’t have guessed how that unfolded. The storyline also took some turns I wasn’t expecting, which I always enjoy, so saying the story is somewhat “predictable” means only that you can pretty much guess how it’s going to end — but not what path you’re going to take to get there!

I do wish something more compelling than the tired old “love triangle” trope was responsible for moving the plot forward at times. I also would’ve enjoyed seeing two of the “chosen” girls fall for each other 🙂

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