4.26.2012

Cafe Fashionista Book Club: The Selection by Kiera Cass

"Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome."
William Ewart Gladstone

Since the Café Fashionista Book Club debuted in January, we have conquered romance via Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight; paranormalcy via Meg Cabot’s Abandon; and dance via Sophie Flack’s Bunheads. Today we begin tackling something slightly different…The Selection by Kiera Cass.

The Selection the first title in a Trilogy that blends the worlds of dystopia (a la Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games) and reality television (specifically, The Bachelor / The Bachelorette).

As always, the rules remain the same…Throughout the month, you can come back to this original posting, and Discuss the current book club selection in the Comments section, sharing your thoughts on a character you love (or love to hate), memorable quotes or scenes in the book, and the like. Everything is very informal; but I think that it will be a blast, and I hope that you will all join in! Remember you do not have to participate each month - only when you have the time or feel compelled to.

Book Synopsis: 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 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. 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.


The title has been revealed, now it’s time to read and discuss!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It and Goodreads for the pictures.
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25 comments

ivy's closet said...

Wow, this looks so intriguing. Is this Young Adult?

ellie said...

This look really interesting. I'm thinking of an alternative history book at the moment. I love the cover. Cool title too.

lucy and sarah said...

Awesome selecting THE SELECTION. It looks really worthy of a good read.

caitlin and megan said...

I'm really going to have to look in to this book. I do look forward to see what the "book club" selection is, for the month.

janettaylor said...

I love Miss Pandora one the first photo! :) Btw love your selection...definitely love!

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Couture Carrie said...

Fun pick!
Will have to check it out!

xoxox,
CC

Paulina said...

So pretty first photo <3

Dancing Branflake said...

Eeek! That is such an interesting premise!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That sounds SO GOOD.

MosaMuse said...

sounds like a good book. im ready for my prince maxon :)
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MosaMuse

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amy b.s. said...

well this sounds interesting. i may have to add this to my list.

Angelica N. said...

Wow wow wow! I am so glad to have read this post!! My summer has just started, and I am very much looking forward to getting some good reading done. This book looks fantastic!

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Rachel Danielle said...

Ooh... I've been thinking of starting a book club on my blog- and yours gives me grand inspiration! I'll be joining! ;). This book is on order at my library and I just put the request in. :D Can't wait to get started!

Sherin said...

These sounds like such an amazing book. Exactly my type of book. Although, just checked and this isn't released in the UK for another 2 months :(

Tights Lover said...

Sounds like an intriguing read. Another excellent selection by you!

Elle Sees said...

Thanks for sharing this! Always looking for more books to devour

Kashaya said...

Oh that sounds like an interesting book.=)

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Sarade said...

Lovely photographs. The top one makes me want to drop everything and head out somewhere to read, alone.

Grace said...

That actually sounds amazing! The plot actually reminds me of a book I read in like 6th grade and loved!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The synopsis has me hooked!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Is it terribly shallow of me to want to read it because of that gorgeous blue gown? But your description makes it sound great too!

xo Mary Jo

ivy's closet said...

I just found out the WB is going to do Kiera Cass's book. Amiee Teegan will be America and Narnia's William Mosley will be Aspen & Ethan Peck as Prince Maxon! Its a TV movie at the moment.

Joanne Faith said...

This sounds good! If it's not out in the UK though I don't have high hopes for New Zealand. Will keep my eyes peeled!

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Cafe Pasadena said...

I luv your new book club at the Cafe Fashionista! Just wish I was more of a book reader rather than book collector. :(

However, I did just finish a fabulous memoir by a celebrity Hollywood hairstylist. Surprising since I didn't think it wood appeal to me.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

you are so adorable Erika. I love the importance you place on intellectual pursuits. Love.

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