Rating: 5/5 stars
Coming from a race of highly-evolved humans, Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. 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 people determined to keep their talents hidden and who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally disrupts the Jaynes’ delicate anonymity, 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, tennis prodigy, all-around good guy. When Julia discovers a knack for reading his mind, and also manipulating his life, school suddenly becomes a temporary escape from the cold grip of her manipulative father. But as Julia’s powers over John grow, so do her feelings. For the first time in her life, Julia begins to develop a sense of self, to question her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide: can a perfect love be worth more than a perfect life?
This book caught me completely off-guard. I was expecting to start it and read it in a few days as usual but no. I started the book in the morning and, in a couple of hours , I was done and completely blown away by how good it was.
“Select” by Marit Wiesenberg was ,by far , one of the best books I have read this year.I found the storyline to be unique and Marit’s writing style very beautiful. I loved the main character , Julia and her , along with the other characters have a realistic character development , taking challenges step by step which is pretty rare these days as a lot of characters in books seem to develop much quicker than normal.
The book is action-packed and it always kept me on high alert, wanting to read more until I finished it and now I am waiting for the next book. If you ever lose your trust in the young adult novels , this book will gain your trust back ! Also, it is perfect if you ever need to get out of a reading slump , which happens to every avid reader at some point !
To conclude, I loved this book so if you want to read it too, I suggest you keep an eye out because it comes out on the third of october 2017 so you can preorder it here: