Book #6 The Selection (Goal 50)



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The Selection

By: Kiera Cass

This book was AMAZING!!!! I have told several people about this book and the best way to explain this book is dystopian, victorian, bachelor teen novel. This book takes place after World War 4 where there is now a king and queen the rule the land. They have a son named Maxon who is of age to get married. The country all takes part in a selection in which the princess with be chosen in a bachelor show kinda manor. This is the first of three books so if you read the first get ready for the ride to read all three. I was told about this book when if first came out and had not picked it up but after seeing a student in on of my classes reading it I thought I would give it a try and the added bonus was that she let me barrow her copy. This book is a young adult book and I would recommend it to any teen girl who is into Hunger Games and a love story. I would also recommend this book to adults that are YA literature junkies. This was a quick read for me. I have finished both the first and second (be on the look out for that review) and I am waiting patiently for the 3rd book to come out this week. I have already been placed on a waiting list at the library so that as soon as the book comes in I can come over to check it out! Hope if you read this book you will love it as much as I did.

Amazon Summary:

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 a palace and compete for the heart of 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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Please feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions about this book in the comment section if you have read the book!!

Love and Peace

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One Word, One Prayer #13

This week I decided to think about and pray over the word GUIDANCE. I have been daily doing my devotional and I am currently reading a WONDERFUL book about being more than just a Bible study girl by: Lysa TerKeurst. As I was reading the book I just felt lead to think and pray over the word GUIDE. I want so badly to hear God and to turn to God in any stressful situation I may be placed in. I love the Lord but too often find that I am turning to him for big things or only in the hard times. I am trying to train myself to fully relay on God for ALL things. I want to praise Him and talk with Him as if he was right beside me as a good friend. I have been going to a great woman’s Bible study with a church that I attended a few time while I was single. In that study we have 5 nights worth of homework. Last night the following verse was in the “Take Action” section and it really sunk into my heart.

James 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

 This verse is stating that if we as humans are lacking wisdom in life and life choices to ask God who without questioning will give it to us. It states in my Bible study  that “God will listen and respond when we go to him for guidance.” Whenever we need wisdom we can always turn to and relay on God. When we pray to Him he will generously supply us with what we need. This may  not be what WE want but it is what God has planned for us on our path of life. I am thinking about this word this week so that God will guide my daily decisions be it big or small. I want to call upon the Lord in all situation I am “stuck” in.  This week try and call on/pray to God every morning for the week. It will make a difference in your life.

If you have any God moments to share please comment below!

Love and Peace