Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mini Review: Select by Marit Weisenberg Review


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?

My Review


I was so absorbed with this story, It was over and I was like, NO!!  Give me more!!  And yes, I got more with the second installment, Select Few.

I fell in love with the characters, the plot, and the whole concept of another Human species.  Julia has a lot to deal with.  Always living on the edge of humanity, never really fitting in with them, or her own cult like family that is keeping secrets from the younger generation. Lies are discovered, loyalty is threatened, and respect is broken.

You have to try this book. It is a fast read, full of the "IT" factor that I search for to take me away from reality.


Marit Weisenberg received her BA in English from Bowdoin College and her Master’s Degree from UCLA's school of Theater, Film and Television. She has worked in film and television development at Warner Brothers, Universal, and Disney. She lives in Austin with her husband and two daughters.

Marit’s debut YA novel was Select, and she worked on the first draft of the book over the course of eighteen months during Amanda Eyre Ward’s class ‘Write a Novel in a Year.’ As of now, there are two books in The Select series.  

1 comment:

  1. I still haven't started this book! So glad you loved it. Isn't it wonderful when you reach the end of a book and thirst for more! That's a sign the author did their job:)