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Zephyra | Andrea B Lamoureux

Growing up as the cousin of the princess, Zephyra spends her days navigating between her mother’s judgements and her royal duties. There is more than one threat to the safety of the kingdom, and fulfilling her destiny will test her to the breaking point…and unleash powers she never knew she had.
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Giveaway: The Cruel Prince | Holly Black

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
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Prince in Disguise | Stephanie Kate Strohm

I’d wrestle an earless seal for this book. I’m not even kidding. I would. Thats how good it is. Prince in Disguise is an ARC which is expected to be published on December 19th 2017. Thank you Disney-Hyperion’s for providing me with this wonderful, humorous masterpiece.  Continue reading Prince in Disguise | Stephanie Kate Strohm

The Crown | Kiera Cass

“I clutched my chest, feeling my heart racing. “You treacherous, treacherous thing. What” “have you done?”

“It was a delicious feeling, falling in love. I’d had so many luxuries in my life, and I” “thought I’d had a taste of this before, but I realized now it was merely a cheap imitation “of something not meant to be imitated in the first place.”

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The Heir | Kiera Cass

“You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most” “importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride.”

Synopsis: Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible. Continue reading The Heir | Kiera Cass

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.

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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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The Elite | Kiera Cass

Breakdown:

  • Book: The Elite
  • Series: The Selection Series
  • Author: Kiera Cass

Summary:

The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

My Review:

hmmmm, how can I say this without being rude?

I love the author. I love her work, its great what she’s doing. I read the first book, The Selection and reviewed it >here< which garnered a very positive reaction from me. I was highly anticipating this sequel but alas, it was not what I hoped for.

You can probably tell from my set up that I really didn’t like it. Like really. This review is going to be very short, because they’re isn’t much to talk about.

The entire book involved nothing but America’s ever-changing feelings between Maxon and Aspen. This girl had a change of heart like a million times throughout the entirety of the book. And that about sums up the plot of this sequel. That’s it. We’re done.

This trilogy could’ve easily been a duo. The Elite provided no new ‘adventure’ or ‘plot’ and served no purpose but further progress the story that could’ve been easily summed up in a few chapters.  For some reason, both males in this weird and semi-non existent love triangle, lost all glamour and feeling. They became emotionless robots without any personality. It became apparent that their only purpose in life was to be at America’s every beck and call.

I am extremely disappointed at The Elite. I really enjoyed The Selection and was very much looking forward to reading this.

And there you go…1/5 stars. My lowest rating ever.

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Final Rating:

★☆☆☆

Meh..

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