It’s swoon meets the Hunger Games in the third instalment of THE SELECTION series!
For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they’ve formed, rivalries they’ve struggled with and dangers they’ve faced have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives.
Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.
America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown – or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realises just how much she stands to lose – and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants. The breathtaking third title in THE SELECTION series will make you swoon!
I was flipping peeved at Maxon after The Elite (yes I was probably being a bit unfair considering the point of the selection itself is for him to date multiple girls to find a wife) but I understand his reasoning regarding Kriss a bit more now. I read a review somewhere where the reviewer commented on how Maxon choosing Kriss would have been like Bella choosing Jacob in Twilight. She went on to add that although this would have been a viable option as Bella does love Jacob, it just wasn't as much or in the right way as she loves Edward. You can make up you're own minds about the Twilight comparison, but after I finally accepted Kriss really was another option for Maxon, I can see where this reviewer was coming from. But I still didn't really like how things developed with them in The Elite and some of The One.
Maxon has also matured a lot but he faces a vast amount of responsibility which can be extremely stressful. I liked how he tried to look after all the girls and worked hard to see America's viewpoint this time, rather than always getting angry with her (not instantly declaring her love). There were of course still moments where old insecurities reared their ugly heads (with both of them) and I really just wanted America to finally tell him about Aspen but that she loves Maxon.
Cass also managed to make me not hate Celeste, which was quite a turnabout! I loved how supportive Queen Amberley was with the final girls and it was nice to see the process through her eyes.
There were a few sad moments (and some not so sad) but I was happy with how the story ended. I read the unlocked extra epilogue online (here), which really made me smile. I'm really looking forward to reading The Heir and catching up with some of our fav characters whilst meeting Eadlyn.