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Reviewed by Megan Saldecki

America Singer is content with her life. Although her boyfriend, Aspen, is in a lower caste, to America, he’s perfect. So when he urges her to join The Selection, an opportunity for one of thirty-five girls to become the wife of Prince Maxon, she is surprised. She’s even more surprised when she’s picked.

Wanting to be with Aspen, but needing the checks that The Selection provides her family with more, America sets off to the palace, heart closed off from the snobby Prince.

But when America meets Maxon, she realizes he’s not who she thought he was. He’s kind and sweet and she realizes that marrying Aspen might not be the best choice she has – and wants.

Plagued by these new found feelings, America has a big decision to make. Will it be Aspen or Prince Maxon?

After hearing about The Selection being compared to The Bachelor, I immediately wanted to read it. Being an unashamed fan of The Bachelor and all the juicy drama it provides, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with The Selection. And it didn’t disappoint.

America was a great character. She has a great head on her shoulders and knows exactly what she wants – except when it comes to love. I really loved her commitment to her family and her kindness towards everyone, despite their castes. I did, however, get annoyed about her indecision when it came to Aspen and Maxon. But unlike most love triangles, The Selection‘s love triangle at least seemed a bit more realistic, because it did not involve instant love.

It was obvious from the get go that the love triangle will play a major role in the series. At the end of The Selection, America had yet to make up her mind on who she wanted to be with. So if you dislike love triangles, romance as a major plot line, or a heroine who cannot make up her mind, The Selection is probably not for you. I, however, enjoyed it, and would recommend it to fans of dystopian fiction, romance, and of course, The Bachelor.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Meghan is a 18-year-old book blogger. She likes to read and write in her spare time and would like to become a published author one day. She plans on going to college soon.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Harper Teen. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.