Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Release Date: April 24, 2012
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.
Of course, I have been wanting to read about this book for ages. It is also one of the books that I've chosen for the Debut Author Challenge (which I'm terribly behind on - don't judge me). Thankfully, I was lucky enough to score a signed ARC in a contest Kiera Cass held on her site. (We had to come up with the three rules for being a princess - I used the three rules from Fight Club. I've heard that it is fitting.)
This book is on my "Waiting On" list because I am so swamped with review requests, but I'll be able to get around to it in the next week or so. Until then, I am anxiously awaiting cracking it open!
What are you waiting on this week?