Sneak A Peek Saturday: THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass

Sneak a Peek Saturday is a feature that I like to indulge in because I cannot wait to read the tasty tid bits that are put out there for us ravenous readers to enjoy.

Can I just drool over the cover for a moment.....o.k. now that I have that under control. This week I have selected THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass. It has one of the most beautiful covers around and after reading it's synopsis I immediately placed it on my wish list. Now, a tasty morsel has arrived for everyone to enjoy.

Just click on the cover to read the first five chapters.

The Selection, Book One
ISBN-13: 978-0062059932
Harper Teen, 352 pages.
Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

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.

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