For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, 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, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.
This was a quick read. I read this one in the span of, I think, two days. It was great! The main characters of this story are Lucy Hutton, a short and quick witted woman with a deep dislike for Joshua Templeman, our other main character. Joshua is dark, mysterious, and quietly charming.
Cormoran Srike is facing one of the worst times of his life. His long time girlfriend has left him for another man, he’s forced to live in his office, and he’s under large amounts of debt. It all looks to be going from bad to worse, that is, until John Bristow shows up in his office.
I’m not sure what to say about this book. It was a roller-coaster ride all the way through. There were moments when I seriously couldn’t put the book down, it was that fun to read. Then… there were moments when I couldn’t fathom why I even began to read this one.
I will not get into details, but there are a few things I would like to mention. This book is pretty dark in some areas. If you’re looking for something light hearted then I’m not so sure this is the book to pick up.
So let’s get started.
The Golden Compass follows the story of a girl called Lyra and her dæmon Pantalaimon. In her world, the souls of humans are tied to that of animal creatures whose bodies change up until the time of puberty. It was an interesting concept and I very much enjoyed it. These dæmons are either male or female depending on their human counterpart. Female humans have male dæmons and males have female dæmons.