Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Author: Kiera Cass
Publish Date: April 24, 2012
Genre: YA, Dystopian
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 the palace and compete for the heart of the 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.
Ok, first of all, please pardon my obsessive cover lust, but have you seen that blue?!?!?! Honestly, if I weren't such a freaky reader, I would simply buy the book simply by the cover, alone. That said, we all know I'm a sucker for dystopians, and while I'm not so much a sucker for love triangles, there's something about The Selection that intrigues me. I'm always sold on class divisions and super crazy conflicts. So, I'm dying to read this one...yesterday. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?