The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.
Miss Riki’s Review:
Picking up right where The Selection left off, the reader is rewarded right away with conflict and action. I love that the author didn’t feel the need to rehash every little detail from the first book, and instead jumped right into the storyline. She gives just enough to set you up for where you left off, without too much extraneous exposition.
I did find the pacing of this second story to lag a bit in the middle when it became clear that the resolution of the complete story wasn’t coming in this novel. However- that being said, the meandering of the story was an excellent chance to really get to know the characters that I came to love in the first book, as well as really getting into the nitty gritty of the secondary characters and how they play into the tale. If the first book excelled at plot and world building, this book excels at character development.
Despite a bit of wandering off point, this book is well written and does an excellent job of setting the reader up for what is sure to be a compelling finish in book three. After reading it, I am deeply rooted in the outcome of the main characters and more than a little torn on which man I believe America should choose. (Reliable, steady Aspen, or charming Maxon? I can’t decide!!)
I’m definitely picking up book three to see the dramatic conclusion to the whole story. Oh, and deserving another mention- could these covers be any more beautiful?