Publisher/Year: HarperTeen | April 23, 2013
Audiobook Publisher/Year: Harper Audio | April 23, 2013
Read By: Amy Rubinate
Time: 7 Hours and 42 Minutes
Series: The Selection book 2 of 5
Genre: YA Dystopia/Romance
Source: Overdrive through Cincinnati Library
What I remembered
I apparently remembered nothing of this book.
Why I Chose to reread
You can’t start the series and not finish it. So once my hold came through I started right away.
Thoughts (take 2)
Let’s just say this book lives up to every other second book I’ve read. I has a lot of character development and the drama that goes with it. I found myself wanting to punch everyone in the face and say “will you just be honest with each other?” All the memorable scenes I remember wind up happening in book 3, and this one was just a lot of “Why are you so stupid!”
I wish I had the physical books, because I would double check where it ended so I don’t spoil anything, but I don’t. I went straight into The One and of course don’t remember where the stories divide, so this is all I can safely say.
Then and now
I would say after a reread of the series, this is my least favorite, which is just par for the course as second books go. It was really a lot of drama and stupid decisions that made me question why I liked the books in the first place. Thankfully, there is a third book that makes up for things.
Worth the Reread?
Yes. This is one of those series that are easy to read, so I’ll probably reread them again.
I would say paperback on this one, even though I love the series as a whole. It really is a well writing book. That’s why it drives me so crazy. If it wasn’t done well, I just would have thrown the book across the room and have been done with it.