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September 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up

Welcome October! Month of All the Spooks! And Goodbye to September! Which in my opinion is the toughest month of the year. Since it signals the start of school, which I blissfully did not have to deal with this year!

This month, I seem to have really worked on the books in my TBR pile. Aren’t you proud of me! In the beginning, I mostly focused on my newly purchased books. As well as, the books I received from my August Owlcrate book box. However, I managed to maneuver my way back to my waiting pile. Unlike last month, I managed to finish ELEVEN awesome reads! I’m so excited! This is what happens when I have plenty of time in my hands! Continue reading September 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up

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The Selection Stories | Kiera Cass

“It was dark, so I couldn’t make out much of her face, but she had brilliant red hair, like honey and roses and the sun altogether.” 

Breakdown:

  • Book: The Selection Stories
  • Series: The Selection Series, Book 0.5 & 2.5
  • Author: Kiera Cass

Synopsis:

Two novellas set in the world of The Selection series, The Prince and The Guard that both offer captivating views into the hearts and minds of the two men fighting to win America Singer’s love. Before America arrived at the palace to compete in the Selection, there was another girl in Prince Maxon’s life. The Prince opens the week before the Selection begins and follows Maxon through the first day of the competition.

Raised as a Six, Aspen Leger never dreamed that he would find himself living in the palace as a member of the royal guard. In The Guard, readers get an inside look at Aspen’s life within the palace walls—and the truth about a guard’s world that America will never know.

REVIEW:

So this post is long overdue. I read this book ages ago but was reluctant to write a review about it since theres nothing much to say. However, my need to be perfectly thorough and organized got the best of me, so here we go.

This book contains two short stories about Prince Maxon and Aspen. So I will review each one individually.

The Prince:

Talks about Maxon, of course. We get a glimpse of his life before the Selection happened. I think this shows an interesting and adorable side to him. We find out more about his imperfections and his relationship with his sweet mother, horrible father and his only friend, Daphne. It was also exciting to see Maxon’s first impressions of the girls and how he handled the situation on their first meeting. Overall, he gets a 4 stars rating!

 

The Guard:

Talks about Aspen, who is America’s first lover. This novella talks about his life as one of the Royal Guards. I initially didn’t like Aspen, after reading this, I still don’t. It’s just boring and uninteresting to me.  This gets 1 star.

Bonus:

This book contained the full list of the Selection girls as well as The One sneak peak. Since I read this book after reading The One, it really didn’t mean much to me. The list was a nice touch though.

Enjoy My Series Rants here:

Final Rating:

☆☆

“But i’ve seen a lot of people let the bad around them make them hard or stubborn. In the end, they miss the chance to make their world bette because they only see the worst in it.” 

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August 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up

Welcome September! And Goodbye August! Hello red leaves, the cool breeze and flying scarfs. Hello Fall!

Reading in this past month of August has been very lucrative for me. I managed to finish a whooping number of books. Well, at least what qualifies as “whooping” for me which is eight books this August! Without even planning to. Since I’m currently on vacation and my siblings are busy living in their own world, I’ve had a lot of free time in my hands. Continue reading August 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up