THE SELECTION: Coming Soon to a TV Screen Near You?

9:00 AM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

I'm really excited, bookworms!

You guys know that I've been dying to read Kiera Cass' THE SELECTION since hearing about it in 2010.  I was even more excited when the beautiful cover debuted last year!  I was just peeking in at IMDB and saw that the CW has ordered a pilot episode of THE SELECTION.

The article states:

The CW has ordered three more intriguing drama pilots: One from J.J. Abrams, one that’s a “time-travel musical” (!) and a third that one insider described as “The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor.”
This is a very interesting crop. Here’s how it breaks down:
Title: The Selection
Logline: Based on the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, The Selection is an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.

Can you say EXCITED?  I can, especially after confirming the news on Cass' blog.  As long as they do it right, I'm in.  (Same goes for the time-travel musical if it doesn't turn into a wtf kind of thing.  I'm all about GLEE and SMASH!)


  1. Ella Press said...

    You know, I read about this in The Hob, and I kinda agree with what they said. It's like TV and film producers are overdoing it when it comes to buying YA books' rights; lately a lot of YA lit has been turned into either one, and many times, the result is not so good.

  2. A Backwards Story said...

    That's true, Ella! There's been quite a craze lately. I'm not sure how this will work out, especially since the trilogy isn't out in its entiretly, but it could be done well. Then again, it could be very different from the book. That's one reason anime and manga always differ so vastly. The show catches up and keeps going!

  3. Portugal said...

    I really loved this story! BUT I must caution that the dystopia part of this story is so minute you could almost miss it if you weren't looking hard enough. In fact, I think the description and billing of this story as a dystopia is going to hurt its reputation because people who like serious dystopias are going to be disappointed by the lack of world building and people who would love the romance might be turned off by the dystopia angle. I think the rest of the forthcoming trilogy may delve into the dystopia more heartily, but for this book's purposes, the dystopia label is a little misleading.

    But let's talk about the characters! Oh America. I love this girl. She is sassy and determined and fantastic. When she mistakenly thought Maxon was out for "one thing" she actually kneed him in the "royal jewels"! And she isn't cowed by his royal status, even before their friendship blossoms. She has no problem telling him exactly how she feels, and when she shares with him the true state of life int he lower castes, Maxon actually does something about it. He is a man any one of us could fall madly in love with! He is the epitome of lovable male lead who is kind, generous, funny, and takes his responsibility as future leader very, very seriously. Even his shyness with the girls in the Selection is endearing (he is terrified of crying girls, but really, what man isn't?!) I loved Maxon! I think Aspen was a bit of a dud for me, but you don't see much of him except the very beginning and the very end of the book.

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