Humans colonized the planet Kepler 186f after Earth’s near total global collapse. Soon after, supply missions ended leaving the colonists to themselves, renaming the planet Anastasia and building a new society far different than Earth’s.

As population imbalance threatened stability in the settlements, a horrific and brutal institution known as The Selection was created.

Centuries later, haunted by the screams of his dead older brother, eighteen year-old Eron fears the unknown terror waiting for him and all boys his age in The Selection. He has thirty days to survive to Victory Point and reunite with his crush Mina. He will have to endure brutal circumstances and forge unlikely alliances if he’s to survive The Selection.

Time is short. Threats are constant. Survival means life. Failure means death—or worse.


The Selection by Jason Nugent was an entertaining, quick read.  This is a book similar to the Hunger Games genre, but with a nice twist.  Eron, the main character, isn’t prepared for the Selection; a necessary event all boys of a certain age must go through.  So when it finally happens, he is in for a shock.

Excellent writing style, great character development, and an entertaining story; I read it quickly.  I’ve already enjoyed the authors other stories, and this one did not let me down.  On a personal note, I am not a huge fan of this genre (or sub-genre…whatever you want to call it). But, similar to the Hunger Games, I couldn’t put it down.

There is some violence in this book, so a more mature audience is recommended; upper teens would be okay, I think.

4 of 5 Stars