Happy Sunday! It is time for another book review! and this time I am starting a new series! Whoop whoop! Is there any better feeling then finishing the first book in a series? I don’t think so. Anyway, the book in question today is, The Selection by Kiera Cass, so let’s do this.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I knew going into it that is was going to be a really light kind of fluffy read without much substance, but actually ended up quite enjoying it. There was more substance to it then I was expecting.
I will admit, it is very predictable. You know what is going to happen from the off. There aren’t really any big surprises or unexpected plot twists. It is a fairly straight forward story. But, there is more behind the story then I was expecting. There was a lot more politics in here then I was expecting, and I actually really liked that about it. it just added a layer to the story which made it feel a bit more grounded and possible. I don’t know. I just felt like it added something to an otherwise standard story.
The main thing that surprised me about this book though was the characters. I was surprised by how much I liked them. I was completely expecting the protagonist, America, to be shallow and self-centred and generally a bitch, but in reality she was the opposite. She is a very intelligent and genuine character who is kind and caring and honest. I liked that she wasn’t what I was expecting. I also really liked the way she interacted with Maxon. Again, I was expecting her to be a simpering, performing monkey around him, and she really wasn’t. She just treated him like a normal person. She shouted at him, told him off, was honest with him, joked with him. It was kind of refreshing to see a character who doesn’t fall apart around royalty.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I found myself smiling while reading it several times and really rooting for the characters. I will 100% be continuing with the series, even if it is pretty predictable where it is going to go.
4 out of 5
And there we go. Have you read this series? What did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.