Kiera Cass' The Selection
The dress on the chis cover is one that makes me wish I had some sort of 'creation' machine where I could either stick the book in or point at it and say 'Make that!' and have that dress. It's glorious; it's magnificent!
The novel itself sounds a bit like Wither meets maybe Entwined and something entirely original . . . here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
if you want to add the book to your Goodreads (I'm sure you do), it's page is here and it's here on Amazon.
The Selection releases April 24 from HarperTeen by debut author Keira Cass who is pretty entertaining on Youtube :)