Recipe and Review: Selection

Posted on September 18th, 2013 in Food, Recipe and Review

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America’s world is determined by numbers.  The number of her class.  The number of meals she gets to eat.  The number of times she’ll have to sing to make sure her family can eat through the winter.  The number of days she has to wait until she can marry her childhood love, even though he’s a six (servant) and she’s a five (artisan.)

When she gets the summons to fill out paperwork to be chosen as the country’s Princess on national TV, she refuses until her boyfriend tells her he won’t marry her.  To her surprise, she’s chosen to compete with thirty four other beautiful girl’s for the prince’s attention. But the even bigger surprise is she doesn’t just like the prince– she’s falling in love with him.

I’m not a fan of dystopian books, but The Selection by Kiera Cass is a cute twist on a Cinderella meets American Idol fairy tale.  I really enjoyed her spunkiness and was thrilled that the author gave a true happy ending, even though it’s a cliffhanger for the sequel.

The other thing I loved was that America, the main character, tells the Prince that she’s only there for the food– and means it. As someone who usually goes to bed hungry, having full access to palace food and never ending desserts is a girl’s dream.

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I can relate.  There’s nothing better than a caramel apple to kick off fall and all things delicious– I know America would have approved.

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24 Responses to “Recipe and Review: Selection”

  1. Tina Bradley Says:

    I am totally craving a carmel apple right now! :) What a great fall treat! Hugs & cheer, T.

  2. Totally Heavenly Says:

    Yeah, I’m here for the food too daaahling, so much less complicated than men LOL, and more satisfying ;)
    *kisses* Heavenly

  3. debbie Says:

    Yummy…..who can resist a carmel apple????

  4. Liz Says:

    Yup, caramel apples are the perfect way to kick off the season! YUM!

  5. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    I read this book when it was first released last year – loved it! I need to pick up the sequel!! :)

  6. Barbara Says:

    I remember reading about this book….fun read.
    Yes, caramel apples trump everything else in the fall!

  7. Erica Says:

    I’ve only had a caramel apple a few times, but they’re SOOOOO good!

  8. Dancing Branflake Says:

    Well, this looks right up my alley!

  9. KizzyDoll Says:

    I do love love caramel apples, so yummy :) ))

  10. Channon Says:

    Oh, I love a caramel apple!

  11. Kim of A Very Sweet Blog Says:

    That book sounds magical!

  12. Couture Carrie Says:

    Sounds like a fun read!
    And yummmmm to a caramel apple!

    xoxox,
    CC

  13. Natasha Says:

    Caramel apples remind me so much of my childhood. To me, they’re truly a part of Fall.

  14. Pam Says:

    It sounds like a fanciful read. The caramel apples look mouth watering!

  15. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    You make me want to sink my teeth into a caramel apple now! :D

  16. Sara Says:

    This actually sounds really cute! I love caramel apples too!

  17. Tamara Says:

    Yes, I would do many things just for a caramel apple. Cool story!

  18. joeinvegas Says:

    I don’t know, but candy apples with that bright red crunchy candy sure competes with caramel.

  19. Dana Says:

    I like dystopian novels, so I will definitely check this one out! You can’t be too old to read young adult novels, right?

  20. Georgina Says:

    This sounds absolutely adorable (and I love me a happy ending!) I would actually red this too :)

  21. melissa blake Says:

    what a great review…and those caramel apples!!

  22. Mary Jo Says:

    Carmel apples are perfect food for Fall!

  23. Susannah Says:

    Sounds like a fun book to read. Caramel apples aren’t a thing in Australia but now I know about them, I wish they were! Is it an apple on a stick dipped in caramel? http://www.sparkle2day.com/2013/09/my-eye-im-not-supposed-to-get-cracked.html

  24. Juju at Tales of Whimsy... Says:

    Great honest review. Ooooooo caramel apples. Personally I can’t wait for a cider donut at the orchard soon.

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