Overall rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ 2/5
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The chance to 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 leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want.
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.
In The Heir and The Crown, Princess Eadlyn becomes the first ever princess to hold a Selection of her own—but she doesn’t believe that any of her thirty-five suitors will capture her heart…
This gorgeous box set includes all five books in this #1 New York Times bestselling series, which has sold millions of copies and captured the hearts of readers around the world.
I’m so disappointed on these five books. I read the first two on 2018, and the last three last year. How can these books be allowed at schools or read by young (or any age) readers in beyond me. But let’s start with what I did like about the book, because yes, in my opinion, these books could have been great if it were not for some issues.
Plot wise, love it. At least for the first two books. They are interesting and the characters keep you invested in the story. America Singer, the MC, has a very realistic and emotional personality, the author does an incredible job portraying it. The setting of the books is at a place called Angels and it’s a sci-fi ish kingdom that keeps some things old-style. Love it.
Now the not so good stuff. The Prince, Mason, is the flattest character ever. He seems like a robot without any type of personality. We see an “innocent” boy in the first few chapters and then abruptly it changes into the complete opposite without any time in between for “growth”. The relationships in these books were completely unhealthy. It’s one thing to have a competition we’re you have to choose a bride between thirty five girls, and another thing is developing a romantic relationship with each one of them just to be on the “safe side”. In one of the books there is also a completely unnecessary “friends with benefits” relationship that made me cringe so bad. As I write this, I truly realize how bad these books are. No moral story, no message, no anything. Why people like these books, I’ll never know. As always, I respect your opinions about them, but for me, it’s a big no. Would I recommend them? Absolutely not. These books should be targeted to adults not teens.
Cleanness: ⭐️ 1/5
Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5
Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5