Book Review

Select by Marit Weisenberg


A modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a supernatural twist that will appeal to fans of Ally Condie (Matched) and Kiera Cass (The Selection).

Julia Jaynes has a perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. The daughter of a billionaire investor in Austin, Texas, it looks like Julia has it all. But there’s something rotten beneath the surface‒dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of highly evolved people who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally jeopardizes the delicate anonymity of her people, she’s banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school.

Julia’s goal is to lay low and blend in. Then she meets him‒John Ford. He’s popular, quiet, intense, and strangely compelling. Then Julia discovers she can read his mind and her world expands. Their forbidden love is powerful enough to break the conditioning that has kept Julia in the cold grip of her manipulative father.  For the first time, Julia develops a sense of self and questions her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide how she will define herself—and whom she will betray.






This was one of those books that I wished for on a whim on NetGalley, simply due to the cover and I honestly wasn’t sure whether I would get a chance to review it or not, so when I got the email saying that I had been approved, I instantly went and downloaded it and started it. It was so good!

I felt that the book was the perfect combination between Sci-Fi and Y/A. You could remove the Sci-Fi parts from the book and it would still be a pretty interesting read based on real life situations that many young adults/teens can relate to.

This book is about a lot of choices that we have to make; coming to terms with the idea that we just cannot have it all and that we may have to let go of some people on the way, accepting who we really are, who we want to be with and how far we are going to go to survive.

I can’t wait for more Marit Wiesenberg novels. If you are a fan of YA, I would highly recommend this book to you!

Thanks NetGalley

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