This book has a real undertone of The Hunger Games about it – future society changed by war in which the society has been segregated. A young girl is selected from her village to compete in a competition which could end her family’s struggle for food and survival.
Sounding familiar but the similarities didn’t end there, girl is in love with a boy from her village but is whisked away by a team who make her over in preparation for the competition. This competition however is not a fight to the death but one to decide whom the Prince of the Kingdom will marry and 37 girls need to vie for his hand.
I really loved this book probably because it had all the strong plot lines that made me love The Hunger Games so much. I liked America the lead character and loved the whole love triangle between America, her first love Aspen and Prince Maxon. I’m going Team Maxon!!
A set of 3 books in the series will see the story to it’s conclusion, with book 2 ‘The Elite’ being available now and 3 still to be published. I cannot wait for more but at £1.99 I felt this book was worth it but I’m not sure the 2nd is worth its current price tag of £4.98 – I will be waiting a while to see if it drops just a little