As a stay at home mom, my days usually revolve around Eleanor – trips to the library and kids’ gym, playing doll house, doing puzzles, and lot and LOTS of reading!
I made a resolution this year to spend more time reading for my own enjoyment. Now, I love reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear just as much as anyone else, but sometimes it’s nice to escape for some “mama’s ME time” with a book that wasn’t written with toddlers in mind ;)
I was so excited when I got the opportunity to review the first installment of Kiera Cass’s Selection Series. When The Selection arrived, I quickly added the book to my queue of “must reads!”
One very fortunate day, with the dishes done, the laundry caught up, and a napping toddler, I finally found myself with the perfect time to settle in with my new book! (Obviously a chocolatey snack was 100% necessary for this “mama’s ME time” to be complete!)
I loved how quickly the author jumped right into the heart of the story. I was immediately hooked and wanted to know more about the main character America and the bizarre postmodern world she was living in. The plot? I think the best way to describe it is The Bachelorette meets Survivor.
The Selection is a romance that follows America Singer as she navigates a competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart and a chance at the throne of Illéa. Of course love is never simple, and there is an epic love triangle and even some danger thrown in for good measure ;)
The book kept me totally captivated and I grew to truly care about each and every character. It was definitely a light read, and I was able to blast through it in just a few nap time reading binges. I was surprised where the book ended, but lucky for me, the story isn’t over yet!
The Selection series continues with The Elite, The One, and The Heir (releasing May 5). I plan on stocking up on all of these for some good summer reading, and (let’s face it) newborn midnight feedings ;)
Mama or not, if you’re looking for some “me time,” I definitely recommend picking up a good book! Add The Selection series to your summer reading list – I bet you get swept up in the thrilling romance just like me!
What do you like to do for “me time?”
What book is next on your reading list?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.