Eron has no choice. As his time approaches, he’s thrust into the horrific institution known as the Selection. It’s life or death and anything goes in this brutal ritual only for the boys.
If Eron makes it out, he’s promised a good life. If not, he’ll be dead or become a Forgotten.
Once in the Selection, Eron discovers that his beautiful home masks a dangerous world where the Forgotten roam, and survival may cost a life.
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By C. Rowlands on 24-03-18
Decent start to a series
This book is a slightly odd mix for me, you have that well-worn plot device of a deadly game or coming of age trial, but it is done pretty well overall with the author managing to avoid some of the worst clichés of that type of plot.
The world-building is good overall, but quite a lot of that may not be relevant to subsequent books as it related directly to the selection and it's setting, which is completed by the end of this first book. The characters are fairly well-realised on the whole, but the main character didn't grab me as much as he could have done, I was interested in what happened to him rather than fully caring what happened to him.
The narrator mostly did a good job with the book, his narration had a clear and pleasant tone to it, but could have maybe made some of the main characters a bit more distinctive as that would have probably helped me connect better with the book.
Overall, I did enjoy this book, however it was merely a good setup for an ongoing series and a good standalone book rather than really excelling in either aspect, I think it is one that could grow on me if I enjoy the subsequent books in the series.
[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]
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By cosmitron on 22-02-18
Good Ride for all ages
If you could sum up The Selection in three words, what would they be?
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Selection?
The ending is a set up for the sequel.
What does Paul Jenkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
More nuance to the story and characters, he is a gifted Narrator.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
I asked to receive this book and this review is being given on my own.I would be glad to buy
other books from this Narrator and Author.
Try the book you will enjoy it.
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By cory snook on 24-06-18
A good first book
While it might not have been the most mentally stimulating read it was satisfying and never slow. You get the story without too much extra. Brutal, traitorous, heart wrenching.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."