"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I haven't kept up with a lot of the books soon to be released in the YA genre lately, because I'm so busy working on my own novel that I haven't had much time to read. However, there is one book I'm anxiously looking forward to...and for once, it has a girl in a gown on the cover that actually wears a gown in the book. (This is a real pet peeve of mine, when a girl wears a gown on the cover of a book and never so much as wears a dress in the book, let alone a gown.)
Anyway, what book am I talking about? THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass (due to be released April 24)
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.
Now, I know that it's been panned as the most horrible thing ever written by lots of readers on Goodreads - but the general vitriol and immaturity that spreads over that site like wildfire has me staying far away. Besides, I prefer to decide for myself if something is good or bad, and the summary appeals to me.
How about you? Are you going to read this book? (Have you read it already with an ARC?) If not, what is something you're really looking forward to coming out?