Interview with Kiera Cass, author of The Selection

Today Kiera Cass joins us, to talk about her upcoming YA debut, The Selection (which is simply enchanting, if I do say so myself!).

The Selection

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 a palace and compete for the heart of 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.

1. OK. Let’s get this show on the road. Everyone’s wondering: When you started writing The Selection, did the characters or plot come to you first?

The characters come first for me almost all the time. The inspiration behind The Selection was thinking about the what ifs of other stories, mainly Esther and Cinderella. I wondered if Esther happened to like the boy next door before she got shipped off to a palace to become the wife of a king. What if she had to slowly let that love die? And Cinderella never asked for a prince, she asked for a night off. What if that person and that job were way too much for her? For some reason, those two things meshed in my head, and I knew I wanted to write about a girl who was poor and would catch the attention of a prince, but she wouldn’t want him because she was already in love. It took a while to figure out where this would all take place, and that was the main hiccup. I knew the people long before I knew anything else.

2. Love how that “what if” scenario was the spark for your protagonist! So what about your journey to publication? Care to share some details?

Well, lots of people know that The Selection isn’t my first book. In 2009, I self-published a book called The Siren. I spent about 6 months querying it, getting rejected by over 70 or 80 agents and small publishers in the process. But I had fans, so I decided to put it out for them on my own. And I’m really glad I did, it was a great learning experience.

The Selection was the next idea of a couple running through my mind, and it just happened to be the first one that demanded I finish it. The others are still waiting. It was a completely different story this time around. I sent out about 13 queries in under 2 months and had 2 agents interested! Lucky me! I went with Elana Roth at Red Tree Literary, and she got me a fantastic home with Erica Sussman over at HarperTeen.

And now I can tell you that the book might be moving past the page and heading to the small screen as well. The CW is shooting a pilot, and it seems like I hear new news about it every day. Not sure if or when it will actually make it to TV, but it’s an exciting journey all the same.

3. We saw that news about the CW! We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you! But first—Which one of your characters would you most want to kiss?

Oh my gosh, I SO want to tell you this. My main character America has a boyfriend named Aspen, and the prince she ends up meeting is Maxon. There is one of them that has a slightly tighter hold on my heart…But I’ll never tell!

4. Ah! Way to leave us hanging. *pouts* So what’s your next writing project?

Currently, I’m in the middle of another round of edits for Book 2 in The Selection Trilogy, and I’m working on a rough draft of Book 3. I have a secret project on my heart for when this is over, but I’m pretty sure I’m sworn to secrecy on that one.

5. Secret project? How exciting. So when you’re not working on the trilogy (or secret projects), what are you reading?

Just today I picked up Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral. Looking forward to diving into that one.

6. Uh-oh! Pub Brawl!!!!! What weapon are you wielding?

A cupcake. That I would probably end up eating myself.

7. We can get on board with cupcakes. Yum. Speaking of yummy, got any good (preferably literary) pick up lines?

I’m a sucker for a good lame pickup line! My favorites are the Harry Potter ones like “You don’t have to say Lumos to turn me on” or “Are you using a Confundus Charm or are you just naturally mind blowing?” …stuff like that.

I would definitely swoon at either of those pickup lines. Or probably any Harry Potter pickup line, if we are being honest.

In honor of The Selection‘s upcoming release, Kiera was kind enough to offer up some swag: buttons and signed bookmarks! We’re also throwing in one finished copy of the novel, but it doesn’t release until April 24th, so be prepared for a short wait if you’re the lucky winner!

To enter to win a finished copy of The Selection, plus some swag, just leave a comment telling us if you’d ever consider participating in a Bachelor-esque competition! Then fill out the handy form below. We’ll announce a winner next week, but please note: this giveaway is US only.


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KIERA CASS is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Blacksburg, VA with her family. The Selection is her debut YA novel, though she self-published a paranormal novel, The Siren, in 2009. Kiera has kissed approximately fourteen boys in her life. None of them were princes.

You can visit Kiera around the interwebs, mainly on her blog, Twitter, or Youtube.

        

84 Responses to Interview with Kiera Cass, author of The Selection

  1. Jenelle R. Feb 23 2012 at 4:08 am #

    Oooh- a TV series? YES PLEASE! I’m so excited to read this book- and if there’s gonna be a possible series, then it must be that good! Great interview! 😀

    And for the question, NOOO. Nuh-uh. Sorry, but no way am I gonna fight over a guy on TV. With a bazillion other girls. 😛

  2. Christina Kit. Feb 23 2012 at 5:30 am #

    The Selection sounds awesome!

    And I loved this interview – Kiera sounds like she’s really funny and I’m sure that kind of attitude comes through in the heroine:)

    It’s great it’ll be on TV!!

    I personally wouldn’t be on The Bachelorette, but if I lived in a totally different world like America, then I don’t know! It depends on the times.

    • Christina Kit. Feb 23 2012 at 5:32 am #

      I too wouldn’t like to fight over a guy (on TV or otherwise):))

  3. Julie
    Julie Feb 23 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Great interview Erin! Great to meet you Kiera! 🙂

  4. Kayla B. Feb 23 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I do not do well with sharing, so me doing something like The Bachelor would end up being quite terrible. I’d either slip all of the other girls Ex-Lax, or I’d stomp out of the house in frustration. 😉

  5. Carl Feb 23 2012 at 8:40 am #

    The Bachelorette, I don’t think so. There is so much more to a relationship than what can be discovered in just the span of a reality series. Do those relationships ever work out long-term?

  6. Lori M Lee Feb 23 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Would I ever participate? No, and not just b/c I’m married lol. I don’t want to date a guy who’s flirting/dating/kissing/whatever with a dozen other girls at the same time. When I see the girls on the Bachelor crying over it, I think ‘Well, what did you think you were signing up for?’

    Having said that, I think it CAN work out for the right people! 😀

  7. Vasiliki Feb 23 2012 at 9:58 am #

    OMG! What a lovely cover!! I’m in love with it!

  8. christina farley Feb 23 2012 at 10:21 am #

    I so want to read this book!

  9. Allison Feb 23 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    I don’t think i would ever participate because i don’t like the fact that I don’t know what is happening between him and the other girls. The only way I would, is if i was like America and my family needed the money.

    Can’t wait for this book!! I’m already in love with it!!

  10. Sarah J. Maas
    Sarah J. Maas Feb 23 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    GREAT interview, Erin!!! I am SO excited for THE SELECTION!!!! WOOT!

  11. Katelyn Larson Feb 23 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I’m so excited for this book! It looks amazing!

    However, I would never go into competition like this. I would be a disaster of epic proportions. And I have a competitive streak that would probably turn into one of the girls everybody ends up hating. Wouldn’t want that… 😉

  12. Zoe Feb 23 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    First: that cover is positively gorgeous.

    Second: this book has been sitting on my to-be-read pile, and may just have to skip to the top of my list. Sometimes I just can’t resist a delicious love triangle.

    As far as entering a Bachelor-type contest, I would probably pass. Besides the fact that I get a small case of the heebies-jeebies every time I watch an episode, I don’t think I would do well. Any guy who has a gaggle of girls swooning over him may not be worth it 😉

  13. Erinn Feb 23 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I am so excited for The Selection!

  14. Valia Feb 23 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Im gonna go with no, just because I couldnt stand being in front of millions of people like that lol

  15. Kayleigh Feb 23 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I wouldn’t enter a bachelor-type contest. Mainly because I’d like to think I could succeed on my own. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to read this book 😉 xx

  16. LauraD Feb 23 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    I don’t think I could do a Bachelor-esque tv show. Pretty sure I couldn’t do reality tv in general.

  17. Madison Louise Feb 23 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Hmmm…yes and no.
    The yes being: A prince? A HANDSOME prince? Then heck yes!
    The no being: I’m 13 and I have a crush of my own at the moment….;)

  18. Petra Feb 23 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    {Sigh} I can’t wait to read this book. Great interview!

  19. ephrielle Feb 23 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    No, since I am already hooked up with Mr. Wonderful.

  20. Andrea T Feb 23 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I would never enter a comp like that. I am public humiliation-adverse!
    andreat78@yahoo.com

  21. Katie Feb 23 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    True story: My husband and I sent in an application for him to be the next Bachelor. Yes… he’s already married… but do you remember Joe Millionaire? Crazy-ness sells! Shockingly, we didn’t ever get a call back 🙂 And would I ever compete? Noooooooo. If I did, I would end up as one o the crying, crazy-looking girls. No thank you. But I would DEFinitely watch The Selection!!!

  22. Emily Brill-Holland Feb 23 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    …. I could never compete on the Bachelor. Competitive reality tv shows scare me. Plus (wasn’t there that one girl recently?) I would be the one talking about there being plenty other fish in the sea. Then there’d also be the interruption of writing time- dates? DATES?! I’m in the middle of an important scene! And it’s flowing! And you want to go out to dinner?! I haven’t even *showered* yet today!
    That is what it would be like.
    It would be scary.
    No one would watch 😛

  23. Janet Feb 23 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Nope, I wouldn’t. Although if the Selection was a TV show, I’d probably watch it. 😛

  24. Emily AKA Doodle Feb 23 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    No, I wouldn’t because I don’t like having my relationship out and open for the public.

  25. Amber Feb 23 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    The chance to marry a real Prince Charming sounds like an awesome opportunity (even if breaking out of a caste system wasn’t included lol), but I would never enter a contest like that because I know I wouldn’t win 🙁

  26. Krispy Feb 23 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I don’t think I’d ever participate in something like that. There’s too much pressure, and I would have to wonder at how genuine the relationships are when everyone is in competition with each other all at once. Too much dramarama for me. So I’m out.

  27. Vivien Feb 23 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I couldn’t imagine being on The Bachelor….I’m just too petrified to let anyone get that close to me. I’d kick the cameras before too long!

  28. AJ Feb 23 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    I’m sorry. If the guy was really cute I might want to do a Bachelor type show. But ultimately I’d feel like the whole thing was demeaning.

  29. Maliyah Feb 23 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    I am so excited to read this book! Can’t wait for it’s release! I read The Siren and loved it! Kiera Cass is a very talented author!

    And no, I’d never participate in a contest competing for one guy’s heart. Love is more than a competition.

  30. Scatcli Feb 23 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    This sounds really good! :3

    I wouldn’t compete for a guy in front of a camera like that. Ick.

  31. Alz Feb 23 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    The Selection sounds intriguing, especially the inspiration for it!

    I wouldn’t ever compete in such a competition myself, though. I mean, it simply wouldn’t be fair to the other competitors! Ahem. By which I mean to say no, I wouldn’t. I’m too unmotivated (lazy) and pragmatically-minded (cynical) to do such a thing.

  32. Jaime Lester Feb 24 2012 at 1:26 am #

    Nope. Absolutely not. I am entirely too sensitive. I would be in tears. It would also hurt me to see the other girls hurting and crying. I’m too shy. There are about a million other reasons, but I won’t bore you with them all. Basically, no….just no!

    Jaime

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  33. Jaime Lester Feb 24 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Also, I just have to add this, if there was a girl like Courtney on the show with me, I would have whooped her booty. Whew that girl makes me mad. And Ben, what a teenager.

  34. Meredith Anderson Feb 24 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Oh my goodness, this book. The cover. The dress. The story. THE CHARACTERS! I am so excited. Not to mention a CW show? Half the shows I watch are from the CW. I will definitely want to see The Selection if it gets turned into one!

    But of COURSE I will read the book first. 🙂

    As for me entering a Bachelor-esque competition? Nope. Sorry, but I found my boy a while ago and there is no way anyone in a competition would be right for me. This girl found her awkward Wonder Boy and she’s sticking with him! But I will gladly read about America being in one!!

    Mer
    <3

  35. Linda C. Feb 24 2012 at 11:28 am #

    I’d love to read this! And no, a Bachelor-esque competition is so not me, lol. I’m way too shy for that!

  36. Soumi Roy Feb 24 2012 at 11:38 am #

    I have never and I would not participate in Bachelor-esque competition cause I think love is something worth fighting for, not a Bachelor-esque competition. Even if my love is ugly, poor or whatever, I will not run for fame and some rich bachelor guy leaving my love behind. Torn between this two boy I will shatter, I rather not be a part of this Bachelor-esque competition

  37. Candice Feb 24 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    I don’t think I would ever compete in one of those competitions, due to the fact that it would probably be televised. Oh, I don’t think I would ever want any of my personal life to be broadcast across the airwaves.

  38. Erin Bowman
    Erin Bowman Feb 24 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    EVERYONE! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I’d love to respond to them all individually, but I’m on deadline right now simply don’t have the time. (I feel so lame saying this, but it’s true!)

    Thank you for chiming in though and sharing your thoughts re: Bachelor-esque shows. Seems like most people in the crowd wouldn’t subject themselves to the experience. (I’m the same way, if we’re being honest, which is why America’s story is so much fun. I can experience it all from the comfort of my couch!)

  39. Samantha Wekstein Feb 24 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I’m not sure I’d really be up for competing for a guy in a competition like that (though I definitely like competitions). I’m so excited for this book. The cover is gorgeous.

  40. Carrie A Feb 24 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    I would not…I don’t think people can ever really be their true selves in that environment.

  41. Brandon Scott Feb 24 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    No, because it just seems fake to me, I would much rather find True Love on my own. I also wouldn’t want to fall in love with a woman that had 30 other guys in love with her. The show the bachelor/bachelorette kills me, how can those “contestants” fight for someone they just met, or fall in love with someone who kisses someone else every 2 minutes. I guess it’s just the world we live in. UGH! 😀

  42. Grace Radford Feb 24 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    I have not, because I don’t think it’s the way to find love. Besides, it makes me sick that so many people try out just to be famous. Love is not a way to get famous, love is what’s supposed to make life worth living.

  43. Atheena Anthony Feb 24 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    No way.. I don’t like sharing a guy and that could get pretty nasty plus you could be on tv.. talk about how awkward that would be.. and seriously? you don’t find love by the process of elimination. Love needs to be free.. Love needs a healthy atmosphere not one with cameras and microphones.. He might even get your name mixed up with another! ~.~ definitely a no 😛

  44. Kylie Feb 24 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    It might be interesting, but nooooo way would I ever. I’d rather fall in love the old fashioned way 🙂

  45. Andrea Feb 24 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    I just don’t think I could see myself in that kind of a competition. Part of it is actively-trying-to-fall-in-love (so more like jumping in love, lol), and part of it is being myself with so many people watching. Not sure that could happen. I’m lucky to already have the love of my life. =) Which is what makes this book so interesting, I already relate to the main character. The line, “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.” has me hooked. I can’t wait for April!

  46. Caitlin Vanasse Feb 24 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Can I have a two-fold answer? I would never submit an application for The Bachelor or a similar dating reality show, but if I were offered a spot (say friends nominated me or something) I would absolutely take it. I like to listen to The Moth, where I first heard the Law of Anecdotal Value quantified. It goes something like this, when faced with a decision where all other factors are more or less equal, choose the option that makes a better story. This is something I was doing to some extent even before I heard it laid out so well, and it has served me really really well. I’ve made really great friends, won tickets to a concert, and generally have always come out of the situations with interesting stories, even when I haven’t left with anything else.

    • MsKurf Feb 26 2012 at 2:19 am #

      Well put! 🙂 Yes! And I love that law.

  47. Nicole Feb 25 2012 at 11:00 am #

    I wouldn’t, because I’m already married! LOL The book sounds amazing though.

  48. Gabrielle Feb 25 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Definitely not. I do love reality TV, but I’m too private to ever share my life or feelings with millions of people, especially when it has to do with love.

  49. Kelly Mills Feb 25 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    I would never consider participating in such a competition. I think the people involved are in it for the wrong reasons, have mixed up priorities and potentially have rather large insecurities that they are trying to compensate for. Basically I think those competitions are a big charade.

  50. Jamie K Feb 25 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Great interview! I can’t wait to read the selection!

  51. Jamie K Feb 25 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    I would consider participating in a bachelorette type show but only if i was the one who got to do the picking 🙂

  52. Marthapao Feb 25 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I’m so looking forward to reading it and then watching the show!!

  53. Marthapao Feb 25 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    And I would never consider being in a bacholer type of reality
    show.

  54. Zara Alexis Feb 26 2012 at 12:30 am #

    No thanks. If a man wants to date me, he has to WANT to date ME-. I’m not up for auction! And I’m not going to compete over a man with different women especially on television. I have NO idea why other women would even consider doing this. It’s so degrading!!!!

    It’s not as if the “bachelor” is the ONLY man out there. What makes him so special that HE gets to choose between 5-6 women and the women have to prove themselves to him? I don’t think so. Not me. NO WAY. If a man wants me, he can do his best. I won’t beg. It’s a mutual relationship. No one should have to. And in the media, too. Yikes!

    Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
    zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com
    On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis

  55. Melissa Feb 26 2012 at 1:57 am #

    I don’t think I could ever enter into a competition like that. Honestly, I’m just too darn shy! All the other contestants would be partying it up and trying to be all slutty around the guy while I’d be the girl siting in the corner reading a book.

    Also, I don’t feel like these kinds of things give the proper amount of time and privacy needed for two people to fall in love. How can you really get to know someone with a billion people around you at all times? And the fact that you’re not the only girl there… it sounds like a formula for heartbreak to me.

    P.S. Lovely interview! I look forward to reading the book 🙂

  56. MsKurf Feb 26 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Would I ever consider participating in a Bachelor-esque competition? If I weren’t in a relationship (obviously), and it was an incredibly nerdy bachelor-esque competition I’d probably do it. Like, one that involved reading or doing theatre or having intelligent conversations.

    I’ve always been so drawn to TV dating shows – anyone remember Blind Date & Elimidate? I spent a lot of hours between 8th grade & 9th grade watching those and Smallville.

    So, maybe I’d be due to give back. 🙂

  57. Chenise J. Feb 26 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I don’t know if I could ever do any of those shows seriously, but it would definitely be fun to try!

  58. Rhee Feb 26 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I don’t think I ever would because the concept just sounds…so juvenile. They intrigue me, but I’d never want to participate in them.

  59. Lisa Lueddecke Feb 26 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Nope. I’ve already found my man. But they’re fun to watch on TV! :).

  60. Vanessa Di Gregorio
    Vanessa Di Gregorio Feb 26 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Erin, this was such a GREAT interview!

    I’m definitely putting THE SELECTION on my to-read list! 🙂

  61. Hannah Lorraine Feb 26 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Nope. Not to be self-depriciating but I have way too many insecurities and I would not like having to be comparing myself with other women. Plus, how are you supposed to trust someone after you’ve literally just watched him date 10 other girls while he was dating you? I couldn’t do it.

  62. Mandee J Feb 26 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Ummm, nope, never, not even once. I like life in the background-the less drama the better! =)

  63. Teresa Feb 26 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    This book sounds so intriguing! I actually have a manuscript I’m working on right now with lots of similar (but very distinct) elements so it’s interesting to see someone take a similar starting point and go a completely different direction with it! That’s how awesome it is to be a writer. 🙂

  64. Teresa Feb 26 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    And no… I don’t think so. Too engineered for my taste. I like to get to know people in a more natural way.

  65. Vivian Feb 26 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    I think it’d be fun and interesting, although I don’t know if you’d be able to find “true love” on a thing like that, it’s more for fun and drama, haha.

  66. Sarah S Feb 27 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Thanks for the interview! The Selection sounds great, and I will definitely be looking out for it when it releases! I could never participate in a competition like that — I’m a pretty private person and couldn’t handle having my life recorded and televised.

  67. Brandi O. Feb 27 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    If it wasn’t televised I would. There is no way I would make a fool of myself on national television for the entertainment of the masses. That and the fact that the guy is dating all of those other girls at the same time as me would make me extremely uncomfortable.

  68. Emily Feb 27 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    I don’t think that I’d ever consider it, because since it’s a reality show, how would you know if the person you are trying to win over is actually a good person?
    It’s an interesting concept, but I would rather watch than participate!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  69. Angela S. Feb 28 2012 at 12:10 am #

    Thank you so much for posting this interview! The Selection was the very first book I’ve had on my list of must-gets for 2012!

    I am a firm believer that there are no limits to finding love and putting yourself out there, so as long as you stay true to yourself and don’t sell-out, then why not participate in a Bachelor-esque show?! You only live once, and at least you can say you were brave enough to do it! (And yes, if I weren’t happily married and felt it was a good fit, I’d do it.)

    PS ~ The Bachelor show: my guilty pleasure. 😉

  70. Renate Feb 28 2012 at 12:17 am #

    I love the story of Esther–agh I can’t wait to read this!
    And even if I was not married, I would never consider entering a competition to date one dude like the bachelor show. For one thing, those shows are scary. For another, I’m super competitive, so even if I didn’t like the guy I’d probably want to win just so I didn’t lose, and for another, I probably wouldn’t even like the guy. 😉

  71. Pooja Feb 28 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Thanks so much for the interview and giveaway! As much as I can’t stop watching such shows (guilty pleasure alert!), I could never ever participate in a Bacheloresque show. I’m a very private person. I dread the cameras. So. It’s not how I’d picture meeting someone special!

  72. elena Feb 28 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    I wouldn’t because I’m already a self conscious person and having cameras would make it even worse! Also, I think the lines between reality and fiction would become too blurred. It would be an interesting story though, if it does work out!

  73. Imogen Feb 29 2012 at 3:34 am #

    Congrats on the TV series! Would i ever go on The Bachelorette? God No. I am perhaps the shyest person in the world and i would implode with embarrassment, no matter how cute the guy is. Even so, i can’t wait to read the book!

  74. Amanda Feb 29 2012 at 9:17 am #

    I dont think I would go on those type of shows. Its so competitive and I would embarrass myself

  75. Bianca Feb 29 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Thank you so much for having this giveaway & the interview! 🙂

    By watching it, it’s seems fun and romantic watching it, to be with a guy you like/love and have a date with him and stuff but it’s heart breaking when the guy won’t choose you in the end, so no for me. 🙂

  76. Katie @ Blook Girl Feb 29 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Yikes. I could _never_ do a Bachelorette-esque competition. It is way too easy to make a fool of yourself, no matter how classy you are. The camera just seems to bring out the worst in most people. Plus, I’m a one-man woman, so… Yep, no. Haha!

    Thanks for a great review, Kiera! I absolutely cannot WAIT to read The Selection!

  77. Sarah Feb 29 2012 at 10:27 am #

    I am not sure if I would ever compete in a Bachelorette sort of competition. It would be difficult to “fight” over one man while all these other girls were doing the same thing. I mean come on, the guy is basically choosing for you, you almost don’t get a say. At the same time though, it would be interesting to prove yourself as to why you would be the best for a particular guy, truly showing who you are and if he likes you for that then it proves you would be right in entering the competition. Either way, I am way beyond excited to read this book, I feel like it will have so much angst and storyline and depth to it.

  78. kirstin daley Feb 29 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    I want to read this book SOOOO badly!

  79. Teri C Feb 29 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    I think that if there was something to it, like a prince maybe since it would be nice to be a princess and all but otherwise unless I lived a part of the world predominately female with little luck at easily finding a guy, then I may pass. But ; ladies really if women start becoming the predominate gender it may end up bachelor-esq if our choices are so few. Watch out dudes, them ladies be crazy!

    I cannot wait to read the Selection it sounds absolutely awesome.

  80. Claire Feb 29 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    I’m going to say maybe – it would really depend on the guy and if I had a gut feeling. And I also don’t think I would do it if it were televised – and when is it not televised (or at least public)?

  81. Jayjay Atanacio Feb 29 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    I’m not really sure if I would or not… but when you think of it all I can is is why not? well why yes? not really sure haha

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