Date finished: April 16th, 2020

Format: Kindle Editions

Pages: 939

First time reading?: Yes

Goodreads synopsis: “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.”

The “Selection” series has been on my TBR for a very very long time. Long enough that there are now five books in the series and when I originally added it it was just a trilogy. I’ve read the first three books, which in my view comprises the original trilogy (I will probably read the last two, but they’re a bit ££ for the kindle right now).

These books were exactly what I was in the mood for. Some lighthearted, young adult fiction … cute little love story going on. The idea that the Selected were kept in a sort of ‘lockdown’ scenario also seemed appropriate to the times we’re in at the moment.

For a young adult trilogy, this trilogy ticked most of the boxes for em: dystopia, romance, love triangle, hidden romance, changing the world for the better. I don’t know if I enjoyed the series so much because it was what am I was in the mood for to read but I really did enjoy it.

I do plan on reading the rest of the series once they become slightly more affordable for me … I know the follow on novels are set in the future with Maxon and America’s children. I think the is part of the reason I’m less inclined to rush into the rest now because I feel the original trilogy wrapped things up quite nicely.

My rating 8/10