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.
Published: 24th April 2012
WoW because: I remained immune to the hype about The Selection for a long time, but this week I cracked and became as uber-excited about it as everyone else. Honestly, I'm not sure if I'm more excited about the book, or the CW show (OMG, it stars Aimee Teegarden, aka Julie Taylor!), but the book's out first, so I'll start with that.