Release Date: April 23rd, 2013
Note: This post reviews the second book of The Selection Series. You may like to read the first book in the series, The Selection, before reading this review.
America is now one of the Elite of the Selection – one of six girls left out of 35 to compete for the love of Maxon, Prince of Illea. While the other girls compete fiercely to be the next Princess, America doesn’t even know if this is really the life she wants. She knows that she feels something for the prince. But does she love him? And though he is very interested in America, does he actually love her back? (Her thoughts, not his.)
Sadly, as Maxon realizes he may not be able to win over America, he starts to consider his other options in the competition. GROAN. Now we have to see Maxon pursue and date other girls just in case America decides that she does not love him by the end of it. (I hated this part of the book, but I get why he needs a back up plan.)
To make matters more complicated, her first love, Aspen, has been chosen to be a guard at the palace. This means that he has been elevated from a lowly six to an esteemed two in the caste system, and is now able to see a future with America, where there was no hope before the Selection. Also, they see each all the time in passing now. America cannot get over what she had with Aspen, and finds herself drawn to him, even during the Selection when she is supposed to be focusing on Maxon.
Will America make her choice before it is too late, or will she miss out on the love of her life?
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