The Selection (Paperback)

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The Selection (Paperback)


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“In this dystopian setting that overlays a futuristic society with the things we love about old-fashioned fairy tales, Cass weaves an intriguing story with the perfect balance of real-world problems and romance. America is a young, proud girl with a big heart and a bit of a temper from an impoverished family and social class,. She's a talented, self-respecting character who is great fun to follow in this fantastic Bachelor-type setting. I can't wait for the sequel!”
— Larissa Genschaw, Children's Bookshop, Kent, WA

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In a world where everything is determined by social castes, the Selection is the opportunity of a lifetime. Out of thirty-five potential candidates, one girl is chosen to marry Prince Maxon and live a life of luxury. However, America Singer does not want to participate in the Selection. She is content with living her life in one of the lowest castes with Aspen, her secret love. When she is selected, America is plunged into a competition full of jealousy, friendship, and sabotage. Along the way, she must choose between the life she has always envisioned and the life she never dreamed of. Light yet dramatic, The Selection by Kiera Cass combines elements of The Hunger Games and The Bachelor into an unforgettable love story about self-preservation and following one's heart.

— Caylin, TC Teen Advisory Board; Legend High School, Parker, CO

In this debut novel, an impoverished young girl is swept up from her hometown to contest for the heart of a prince. The Selection is sweeping through girls at my school because of its unpredictable twists and turns, elegantly described palace world, and lasting romance, which would leave any girl swooning. First in a series.

— Dylan, Faith Christian School in Arvada, CO

Fall in love—from the very beginning. Discover the first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series.

Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, 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, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.

Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series and The Siren. She is a wife and mom and too many other things to list. If she could make a crown out of anything, it would be the unending tears of her readers. You can learn more about Kiera and her books at

Product Details ISBN: 9780062059949
ISBN-10: 0062059947
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: March 26th, 2013
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: The Selection

“An engrossing tale reminiscent of Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy and Ally Condie’s Matched. Fairy-tale lovers will lose themselves in America’s alternate reality and wish that the next glamorous sequel were waiting for them.” — School Library Journal

“Cass’s immensely readable debut novel is a less drastic Hunger Games, with elaborate fashion and trappings. The fast-paced action will have readers gasping for the upcoming sequel.” — Booklist

“A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport), this trilogy launch is a lot of fun. Cass deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stroking the embers of America’s first, forbidden love.” — Publishers Weekly

“Reality T.V. meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass’s delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon!” — Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy