How do you find ‘The One’ through a raffle draw?
The very premise of The Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass is hard to swallow: set in a dystopian era where America is considered as an old country, and being named as such is already considered as “revolutionary”; where names of eligible girls are drawn from a lot to determine a group of them to play the modern version of The Bachelorette, although this time the prize was the Prince – and eventually, the crown.
The very notion of the trilogy would some turn up their noses in disgust; fortunately, I just finished reading a heart-wrenching novel and needed a light read. Consider me a fickle reader, but sometimes a bibliophile just needs a break.
And so I started reading The Selection, and continued on to The Elite. While waiting for The One to be released, I quickly finished The Guard and The Prince.
Finally, The One was released. While the rest of the fandom was debating which man our heroine will end up with, I was rooting for America herself. I wanted her to find herself and to be strong enough to make her own choices, to be a significant member of her society. Soon enough, she did just that. She was instrumental in the revolution, finding the means to fund the movement.
Finally, at the end of the series, America was able to face her demons and conquer them, making choices that will set for the rest of her life. For a series of its caliber, I am very happy with the conclusion of The Selection trilogy.
🙂 written by: Ellie Peaches Pants:)