Kiera Cass is the author of the popular young adult novel series The Selection. She was inspired by the story of Cinderella and Queen Esther (from the Bible). In a world where families are put into categories, America Singer still tries to live the life she wants. When the royal family announces that they are looking for a bride for Prince Maxon, America’s family enters her name. Thus begins her journey in The Selection. If you want novels of a similar storyline, you can read:
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Delirium is the first installment in Lauren Oliver’s three-part novel. It tells the story of Lena Haloway in the year 2097, a time when love is treated as a disease. Lena can’t wait to turn 18 to get her treatment so she would never fall in love. Before she gets the treatment, she meets Alex, an Invalid, who pretends to be cured of love. He shows Lena what love really is and wishes to reconcile her with her mother. Lena, with Alex’s help, escapes from government agents to discover the truth.
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Amy Ewing writes The Jewel, the first installment in Ewing’s The Lone City series. It is the story of Violet, called #197 in the Jewel. Many may think that living in the Jewel is a privilege but Violet sees it as bondage. Estranged from her family, she has to live with the politics of living in the Jewel. She is bought by the Duchess of the Lake to be a surrogate for the royal family. As she trains to strengthen her power to control the auguries and get ready for pregnancy and childbirth, she meets a boy under the Duchess’ employ and develops feelings for him.