If you found this content anywhere else apart from http://nocturnalbookreviews.blogspot.com/ it's being used by a content scraper. Please consider using the link above and subscribing to my blog Nocturnal Book Reviews directly. Thank you!


TO COMMENT ON A POST PLEASE JUST PRESS THE POST TITLE. THANK YOU!

I'm using IntenseDebate which doesn't show up if you browse home page. The comments are visible on individual posts.


Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass (The Selection #1)

Egalley thanks to HarperCollins UK


Synopsis from Goodreads
Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals…

It’s the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's love.

Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others.

Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don’t know is that America has a secret – one which could throw the whole competition… and change her life forever.


UK Release Date: 7th of June 2012.

Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository US/UK | Fishpond

7.5/10

* * *
 To be honest, this book would have easily gotten 8.5/10 but the ending totally pissed me off.



It's fun, it's highly entertaining, romantic and visual. I even agreed with America's decision and rooted for prince Maxon all the way. She was way too condescending to poor guy, and don't get me started on her ex. He was effing unbelievable. As in unbelievably stupid.


Let's tell poor America that it's all over, break her heart because so sorry! I can't provide for you and I won't take anything from you. Well, eff you too, my dear boy! Then when involvement with her will condemn both of them to treason, he can't care less again and pursue the girl.


You know what this tells me of? Utter and pure selfishness. I would be extremely disappointed if he ever becomes a part of the cursed love triangle...

Now the competition is fun, the palace with its luscious meals, gowns and friendly servants reads like a fairy tale despite a vague threat of rebels, who like the bogeymen we hear about but never encounter. Even the mean and friendly girls are not too mean and friendly.

Maxon is likeable, America is tolerable and what's his name? Aspen - forgettable. I don't even know why the author made all that fuss about poor Wendy's review on Goodreads when it haven't harmed the popularity of her book in any way. 


As to the end, it simply sucked. There is no conclusion, no round up of anything, it just ends metaphorically speaking in the middle of the sentence.


I don't like cliffhangers, but tolerate them, but this is an even more shameless try to ensure that we'll buy the next book, and nobody likes to be used or manipulated so blatantly. So yeah, read it but bear in mind that the ending will be disappointing.


Similar reads: The Pledge by Kimberly Derting, Savor by Megan Duncan


* * *
В общем-то, я уже пожаловалась на недостатки книги на инглише, теперь повторяюсь на великом и могучем.


Книга очень развлекательная, читается легко и динамично. Сам дворец с его едой, пышными нарядами и доброй прислугой прямо сказка. Злостные девчонки и добрые подруги Америки не перебарщивают со злостностью и добротой и на том спасибо!


Максон - очаровашка, и какого хрена она мучается с выбором я мягко говоря не понимаю.


Её придурок Аспен бросил её из-за того, что он самый несчастный в мире человек, содержать её не сможет а от неё денег не возьмёт. Ну и пошёл ты, мальчик! Как только Америка обустраивается во дворце и начинает влюблятся в принца, раздражающий Аспен опять выпрыгивает как чёртик из табакерки и несмотря на угрозу обвинения их обоих в государственной измене опять преследует Америку.


О чём вам это говорит? Правильно, - он эгоистичный, самовлюблённый идиот, и делать с ним совершенно нечего. Слава богу, у Америки хватает ума его не выбрать и ничего ему не пообещать.

 Концовка конечно совершенно безмозглая, обрывается на полуслове и меня  разъярила до невозможности. Это понятно, что автор хочет убедиться, что вторую книгу мы купим, так для этого ведь и существуют клиффхэнгеры. У мисс Касс выходит всё гораздо хуже и вульгарнее, а я это жутко не люблю, хотя конечно она всё равно будет смеяться всю дорогу по пути в банк...


В общем читать можно, да и насчёт концовки я вас предупредила, - дерзайте на свой страх и риск!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

GFC Followers

If you are a GFC follower please resubscribe by any other method to all the blogs you follow in such way. It is getting discontinued in 2016. You will lose all the blogs you follow gradually so you might not even notice it straightaway.


Subscribe with Feedly

Subscribe with bloglovin

Follow on Bloglovin

networked blogs

Linky Followers

Facebook Page

Karina on goodreads

Victoria on Goodreads

Subscribe by Email

Victoria on TWITTER

FeedCount

FEEDCOUNT

Followers via Bloglovin

Follow on Bloglovin

BLOG ARCHIVE

grab our button

Search

Loading...

KARINA IS READING

READING

The Night Circus
Legacy
Gabriel's Inferno
Touch

goodreads.com

Vika is reading

Victoria Reading

The Fault in Our Stars
Spin

goodreads.com

In case of zombie apocalypse

Hey, guys! I feel like I should say this just in case :)
If you'd like to sponsor a fellow book addict who sometimes can't sleep at night worrying that she won't have enough books to read if internet goes down in the event of zombie apocalypse (I'm convinced it's one of the top five ways to go for human race) you can donate through Paypal to olivesandacorns at gmail dot com or buy a book through any of the links provided with my reviews which will send me a small percentage from the sale. All proceeds will go towards my enormous TBR. I will also shelter you on the remote farm in Portugal when zombie apocalypse starts provided you survive getting there. There will be books, yay?
Thank you! Love you all

Book Blogger Directory

Netgalley

Powered by Blogger.

Blog Stats since May 2011

ONLINE GAME TO END HUNGER

Online game to end hunger