Skip to main content

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Goodreads Summary: 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.


This is one of the series that I needed to finish. I started this when it first came out and never picked it back up. I'm going to finish this series and try to finish it before the month is out. 

I started the audio version of this book but I really didn't like the narrator so I picked up the book instead and that was much better. America Singer is a character that I really liked. She is very stubborn but has a big heart as well. America has entered into the Selection of 35 girls to win over the heart of prince Maxon but for America, she does not want to win him over. She only did it because of Aspen and to appease him she felt she should not thinking that she would be picked. Later on in the story she is finding more of herself.

I liked prince Maxon but didn't love him and I felt the same way with Aspen but I felt a better connection with America and Maxon than I did with her and Aspen. The characters didn't really grow on me as much as I wanted them to but I still have to read the next two in the trilogy. 

I really thought the writing was good and the flow of the story. This has a great bachelor feeling to it as well so if you like to watch that tv show you might like this. There is a bit of action but not a lot. With this being the first book it is more of an intro to the trilogy. I hope to see more when I continue reading. 

Rating? 3.5 Stars
Recommend? Yes


Popular posts from this blog

Book Review: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

( I received this ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads Summary: Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage -- an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire.








This book was written very well and the writing was very vivid. This was not a simple book and it took me a minute to get into it. It had a sci-fi feel to it but it transitions into a more realistic atmosphere. This touches on some subjects on child abuse and as well as victims that suffer from PTSD and domestic violence. All of this is from the perspective ele…

Guest Post and Interview with Louise Herman!

I'm very happy to host a very talented author on Highway-Y.A.  Louise Herman is the author of five books that have received great reviews. For more information on her works you can look for the links at the end of the post. First we will have the interview and flow right to the guest post. The topic for the guest post is Valuable Feedback vs Troll Reviews. Enjoy!!

Interview Questions
1.) What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I’m not sure if you could call it an interesting writing quirk, but I have to listen to music when I write because it helps me concentrate.
It is quite common for me to go to my Bjork, Limp Bizkit, NIN or Machine Head collections if I need inspiration for a fight scene or to my Ellie Goulding, Evanescence and Eurythmics selections to help me create a magical or romantic passage.
If I do not have music on, I can get distracted very easily and it would take me longer to complete the task at hand.

2.) Where do you get your information or …

Audio Book Review: Asher Black by Parker S. Huntington

About the Audiobook

Author: Parker S. Huntington Narrator: Lacy Laurel Length: 8 hours and 32 minutes Publisher: PSH Publishing House⎮20 Genre: Romance Series: The Five Syndicates, Book 1 Release date: Oct. 31, 2017 Synopsis: He was supposed to kill me. I had done the unthinkable. I called the cops on him, on his family, but he let me live. We became friends, and then... we fell in love.
Lucy Ives is a foster kid, running from her turbulent past. On her first night in New York City, she accidentally calls the cops on the mafia. When their fixer comes to kill her, he spares her life in exchange for a favor--be his fake fiance or die.

Lucy is the female lead that is studying in biology. She has a past from being in the foster care system. Despite her baggage, she is very intelligent and beautiful. She goes with her roommate Aimee to a nightclub. There she witness a crime and reports it. As the events go, it turns out that the club is mafia oriented and Lucy literally put her life in danger. Asher…