Mini Review: The Selection #1-3

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SERIES REVIEW: The Selection (Books #1-3) by Kiera Cass

I recently reread the first three books in the Selection series and with The Crown coming out (very) soon I thought I’d do a quick, brief review of the first three books. And when I say brief, I mean brief, they’re probably no more than 100 words each.

The Selection (The Selection #1)

I loved The Selection this time as much as I did the first time I read it. It’s just a quick, easy, feel good read. The book was well written—it didn’t feel rushed or too slow and dragging. I loved America and her characteristics—she’s brutally honest, stands up for what she believes in and wants equality for everyone.

Rating: ★★★★★
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The Elite (The Selection #2)

Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy The Elite as much as The Selection. I found that it didn’t do much to advance the dystopian aspect of the series. While the storyline moved forward with Maxon eliminating girls, I found that the book dragged on. I’m not a fan of love triangles and the story revolved heavily around one. A large part of The Elite is America bouncing between Aspen and Maxon and it was absolutely infuriating after awhile, make up your mind woman!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
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The One (The Selection #3)

The One was a great wrap up to America’s journey through the Selection. The pace of the book was great, though I did find that the end was just a little bit rushed. Without getting too spoilery, there were some things that happened that I don’t see the need for. I feel like Cass wrote them in for shock value. I loved the bonding and sisterhood of the Elite—America, Celeste, Elise and Kriss. Despite a fairly predictable storyline, it was a fun read.

Rating: ★★★★☆
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