Monday, January 16, 2012

Sentence Sneak Peek - The Selection

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The first sentence from each chapter of The Selection, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)
* Book will be released April 24, 2012
* ARC read via
Around The World ARC Tours

"WHEN WE GOT THE LETTER in the post, my mother was ecstatic."



"IT WAS FRIDAY, SO THE Illéa Capital Report would be on at eight."

"A WEEK LATER, I BEAT Aspen to the tree house."

"THE NEXT WEEK WAS FULL of officials swarming into our house to prepare me for the Selection."

"THE NEXT MORNING, I DRESSED myself in the uniform of the Selected: black pants, white shirt, and my province flower—a lily—in my hair."

"I WAS THE FIRST ONE to the airport, and I was beyond terri-fied."

"EVEN AFTER THE SUBSTANTIAL GREETING party at the airport, the roads leading up to the palace were lined with masses of people calling out their well-wishes."

"I KEPT MY HEAD DOWN at dinner."

"IN THE MORNING I WOKE not to the sound of the maids coming in—though they had—or my bath being drawn—though it was."

"THE CAMERAS DID A LAP around the room and left to let us enjoy our breakfast in peace, getting one last shot of the prince before they departed."

"I DIDN'T REALLY HAVE THAT much time to feel ashamed or worried, all things considered."

"AS I PREDICTED, THE GIRLS who had asked to go home changed their minds once everything had settled down."


"WHEN I WOKE THE NEXT MORNING, my eyelids felt heavy."

"WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT OF the United States during the Third World War?"

"MAXON HAD SAID HE WOULD see me at dinner, but he wasn't there."

"I TOLD NO ONE WHAT had happened between Maxon and me, not even Marlee or my maids."

"THE QUEEN'S FAMILY STAYED A few days, and the visitors from Swendway an entire week."

"IN THE END, I DECIDED against hiding in my room."

"I'M TELLING YOU, MAXON, IT wasn't an accident."

"THE NEXT MORNING, I WOKE feeling a little guilty."

"AMY, FIONA, AND TALLULAH were gone within hours."

"I FELT A NUDGE on my arm."


  1. That is such a cool idea- listing the first sentences! And the book sounds pretty good. Is it dystopian? I LOVE dystopian books.

    Ana @ BookSpark

    1. Thanks, glad you like it. :) The book was surprisingly good. It's dystopian because it takes place in the future in a really intriguing society where everyone is split into numbers/castes and the country is run by a King. I would highly recommend it.


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