Okay, so last Friday, I shared the first installment of my favorite 20 dystopian fiction books. Today I am sharing the next five…and its all about love. :) Have I mentioned that I love a good love story? I am not into “adult romance” but I do like stories that are romantic. So when you mix dystopian themes with romance, I am all in ;)
The Second Five Favorites
In a society that tells its people what to watch, eat, and how to live, girls are sent to a “Matching Ceremony” when they come of age. Cassia is excited to find out who her match is. But when a malfunction in the system shows her not one, but two matches, it leaves Cassia confused. Will she chose what she knows and what is familiar? Or will she choose something new and different for her future?
I don’t want to give the synopses to these two books [like I said before] because I don’t want to give away the ending of the first book. Just know that they are very good! And again, the entire trilogy is out, so you can speed through them all to the exciting ending!
This trilogy speaks to the Bachelor/Bachelorette fan in me. :) The Selection is every girl’s dream. Competing in a Bachelor-like competition [but with less smut and more regal behavior], 35 girls attempt to win the heart of swoon-worthy Prince Maxon. In a society divided by castes, each poorer than the one before, it is a hope of a lifetime. Not only to live the fantasy of being a princess, but it would save the lives of the girls’ family members from poverty. However hopeful and rewarding the competition could be, America Singer does not want any part of it. She is in love with Aspen, a guy a level below her caste. But after a breakup and feeling lost and confused, America enters the drawing for a chance in the competition for Prince Maxon. And when she finds out she is one of the 35 chosen girls, there is a hopeful chance at life being better for her struggling family. So why does she feel so confused?
Once again, not going to share the spoilers on the second book! Let’s just say, I read this one in a single day. :) The third book is yet to be released. But, I thought I heard that the first book was made into a made for tv movie, so it may or may not be worth checking out. I probably won’t watch it because I don’t like it when movies conflict with what the story looked like in my head. Weird? Probably.
If you are a hopeless romantic like me, but love suspenseful stories, these books are for you. My sisters and I are hooked on the Selection series and Disney has bought the rights to The Matched Trilogy for a movie. So fun! Hope you like them! This post contains my affiliate links, but I wouldn’t be sharing these books if I didn’t LOVE them. The synopses are also written by me.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? Share in the comments below! (Please write SPOILER ALERT at the beginning of your comment if you are going to share about any of the story details out of respect for the other readers! Thanks!)