I am so annoyed that I can’t even follow the normal format I do for book reviews. Also, I’m pretty aware that no one needs a review because everyone has already read this. And that I’m gonna be virtually murdered because people actually love this book.
Well okay, the dress is beautiful but what is that girl doing, smelling her armpit?!
The blurb says that this book is like The Hunger Games. Well, absolutely you can definitely compare fighting for your life and your family’s survival to competing for a prince who can be only described at creepy. It’s such an intense competition, I mean who’s dress is the prettiest, who has most make-up should definitely be compared to drinking water from a sickle and hiding buried in the mud. TOTALLY
Well, first things first, the MC is introduced. Her name’s America Singer and guess what she does for a living. You totally won’t see it coming. She……………………………………….sings!!
Sure weird names are common in dystopian novels but Singer?! *throws her hands up in exasperation*
Now, Ms. America’s very poor( 3rd last caste level), she goes hungry sometimes but guess what………THE FAMILY HAS A FRIDGE AND A TELEVISION. AND OFC MAKE-UP!! THAT’S SUCH A NECESSITY NO?!
“I had a few nicer dresses for when we worked, but they were hopelessly behind in the fashion department.”
God, I am in a dystopian world and my family starves sometime but you know, I need to be Audrey Hepburn!
Now, she loves this guy Aspen( seriously what’s with these names ) who she brings food for at times because he is at the 2nd last caste novel. But one fine day Mr. Righteous says, I can’t take food from you becasue..wait for it, it’s so good…….i’M A MAN. Like wow, the girl brings food for you without eating it herself and you say that!!! And then he says, I must not hold you back. I love you but sign up for the selection. You might get married to the prince but you know you may not be selected and I’ll be happy. Good LOrd, how does that even make sense?! And then Aspen breaks up with her. Because he says it is never gonna work out. Aaannnddddddd drum roll for the plot twist, she gets selected!!
Now that she is competing me must realize that Ms. America is verryyyyy special. Make that s capital. Now, what is that?
THE MC IS FRIENDLY. THE MC IS VERY GENUINE. THE MC IS KIND. THE MC CARES ABOUT OTHERS. THE MC’s BIGGEST HUGEST FLAW IS THAT SHE DOESN’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL(sry 1D fans). And what is that? Only the worst possible trope ever.
“Lots of the other girls looked a little older or younger or just nicer after the makeup. I still looked like me when I was done. Of course, so did Celeste, since she insisted upon piling it on.”
“I had probably chosen my plainest dress for the first day, and everyone else’s had something sparkly on it.”
America is good. She is veryyyyyy good. She treats her maids well. She is not showy. She is people’s favourite at a point of time. So, what must we do now? You’re thinking so much, why? Its so obvious. We must hate other women. Duh.
“Girls like that? They’ll take themselves out of the competition.”
“You haven’t spent a whole lot of time with groups of girls, have you? they each have their ways of getting under other people’s skin. Lots of girls give me backhanded compliments, or little remarks, things like that.”
I mean sure, I exist to be rude to girls.
Now, let’s come to the prince. Read the line below, I swear HRH Maxon is the king of poetic lines~
“You are all dear to me. It is simply a matter of discovering who shall be the dearest.”
Sure, that is totally not creepy.
And how can I forget, the guy turns into an overnight communist because his ‘dear’ America goes hungry sometimes. Mark it again, America’s special. She changed the prince. *screams into the abyss*
All in all, I was very annoyed by the end of this book. Yet, I completed the whole series and now I’m irritated beyond measure. And yes, that rant was just for the 1st book. You can imagine how long this post would be otherwise🙂🙂
So, my recommendation would be- SAVE YOURSELF FROM THIS EMBODIMENT OF CRINGE!
⭐/ 5 stars: blegh~
The only reason this book even gets a star is because May exists.
And I am ready for bullets and daggers:)