For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the 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. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
AND THE INTERVIEW!
11. What was the first thing you thought when you were selected?
Honestly, I was shocked. If my sisterhadn’t kept screaming about how amazing it was, I don’t think I would have thought it was real. And I was scared. I considered getting out of the competition before even going to the palace, or seeing if someone else could go in my place. My mom said that if I quit, that was it for our province. I felt guilty, so I stuck it out.
22. What was it like growing up as a Five?
I don’t mind it as much as some of the others in my family do. When we’ve got enough food and money, it’s great to make a living singing. But my little brother, Gerad? He’s not really good at any of the fine arts, so we don’t know what he’s going to do yet. And my sister May is a bit obsessed with the finer things in life. I wish I could give her more than we have, but that’s just how it is. The only thing that gets me down is how people like Tessa Tamble make all this money singing on TV, and I get paid next to nothing for the same thing. I work so hard on my voice lessons and playing my instruments! But she has to be in public all the time, and I would want that part of her job, that’s for sure.
33. How did you meet Aspen?
Have you ever known someone so long you can’t even remember how you met? I’ve been friends with Aspen and his family forever. He and I didn’t really get along until we were older. He spent lots of time with my older brother growing up, and they were really rough, and I was more interested in playing my piano anyway. But about the time he turned seventeen… well, he was pretty hard to ignore. This is making me blush!
4/13 http://www.abouttoread.com/ Author This or That + Review
4/16 http://www.thestorysiren.com/ Interview
4/17 http://imaginaryreads.blogspot.com/ Character Interview, Maxon
4/18 http://www.one-page-reviews.blogspot.com/ Top 10 (Ways to Meet the Man of Your Dreams) + Review
4/19 http://www.forbiddenpassionsreviews.blogspot.com/ Aspen vs. Maxon
4/20 http://www.bookswithbite.net/ Interview
p.s I know some of you follow me on twitter so you know what I thought about the books so there will be a review with my honest opinion. But I know SO many people who loved it, I wanted to give you guys the opportunity!