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Book Review: The Selection (basically a rant post)

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!

Rating:

⭐/ 5 stars: blegh~

The only reason this book even gets a star is because May exists.


And I am ready for bullets and daggers:)

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  1. Okay I was VERY EXCITED when I read this title BECAUSE I HATED THE SELECTION TOO HAHAH!! It was so bad, AND THERE WAS NO PLOT??? OMG YES THE COVER IS STUNNING, but the pose what 😭😭?? Who would actually stand like that I –
    I HATED MAXON ,, he’s so bratty and America ( seriously what the hell is up with that name??? ) is the embodiment of the – “ I’m not like other girls trope ” 😭 😭
    ADORED READING YOUR RANTY REVIEW!!!

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    1. GOD FINALLYYY SOMEONE wHO HATES IT TOOO
      Absolutely no plot. Maxon is creeeppppyyy, and how could he play with America and Kris’s feelings like that!
      THANK YOU!

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  2. Hehe You Had me SMiling
    With the Smelling the Armpit
    Part Akshita Your Humor

    Surprised me i Wasn’t
    Expecting that and

    i Do Believe the Young
    Woman Was Attempting
    to Look Attractive For the

    Get the
    Prince
    Competition
    i Do Believe i’ve
    Seen ‘This Book’ Before
    too Yet i Didn’t Read It HAha..:)

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  3. NO BUT???? HAVE I EVER MENTIONED READING YOUR RANT REVIEWS ARE THE BEST THINGS OF EVER????? I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOVVVVVEED THIS AND AM SLIGHTLY OBSESSED AND MAYBE READ THE POST A BIT TOOOOOO MANY TIMES????? BUT SHHHHH. ITS HILARIOUS OKAY????? LOOK. i took a sip of water and you mentioned america smelling her armpit AND I BURST OUT LAUGHING SO HARD MY TABLE’S ALL WET NOW AND IT’S 11 IN THE NIGHT WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?????? but nevermind i can get the aliens to clean up my desk, THIS POST IS ABSOLUTE GOLD AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH OK??? tysm for convincing me to NEVER EVER go near the book again because 1) I HAVE AN ALLERGY TO IDIOTIC NAMES 2) the way all those lines about girls were written???? IT’S SERIOUSLY MESSED UP.

    OH AND DID I MENTION I AM ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED WITH THE REVIEW??????

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    1. OKAY THE IDEA LEGIT CAME TO ME AFTER READING YOUR MISS PERGERINE REVIEW. SO THANKSSS.

      omg lollll, hope the aliens cleaned it up by now.

      OKAY IKRR. I MEAN THE NAMES ARE SOOOO WEIRD THEY DON’T MAKE SENSE.
      And yessss

      Ah, Thank you SOOOOO much!!!❤

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      1. God the third one felt too weird to me. End end mei maxon was like ‘I will not marry you, traitor’ and then he gets shot and was like ‘i luv you, i was ruining our lives’ and im just like ok what?💀😂😂

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  4. *shoots daggers and bulle—

    Actually no. All this was so true lmaooooo. I mean, I’ve read this series but for some reason, despite how annoying it was, and that all your reasons are valid, I kinda enjoyed it (guilty). I mean it was easy and comfortable to read, that’s my point.
    But i agree the names suck big time. Aspen sounds like a medicine 💊.
    There’s a booktuber- a clockwork reader. She made a video where she roasted this book real bad, you would love it.
    And madam, can we get more rant reviews pleaseeee

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    1. You know, the reason I picked this is because I read on your blog that this one’s easy and fun😅
      IKR, what kinda name is Kota?! People being names by countries and towns ugh
      I must watch it then, someone would finally share my annoyance
      I need to read more irritating books thennn

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      1. I said that? 😂 Shit, I’m sorry it disappointed you then!! Makes me feel bad. 🌚
        There was someone named Kota? Lmao, I don’t remember but that’s hella funny. My sister LIVES in Kota.
        💀 We should buddy read something irritating together 🤣

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