Marry, Date or Dump: Contestants from The Selection by Kiera Cass

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I finished The One, by Kiera Cass and reviewed it over the weekend. When I decided to do a marry date or dump based on this series, I first tried to think of three male characters to include. I quickly abandoned that idea since there are really only two prominent male characters (except for the king who I knew would be an automatic dump for everyone). I think it would be more fun to hear which of the possible princesses you would marry, date or dump. Let me know in the comments and feel free to include if you like Prince Maxon or Aspen better (even though I’m firmly team Maxon I won’t hold it against you if you say Aspen!).

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The Elite: It’s Still the Bachelor with Dystopian Rebels

*** As with any review of a sequel there will be spoilers for book one. If you are thinking about starting the series you can read my review of book one, The Selection.

Elite coverI started The Elite, by Kiera Cass, at midnight earlier this week when my pre-ordered copy landed on my i-pad and finished it before brushing my teeth the next morning. This signifies three things: (1) that the book is a very quick read, (2) that like its predecessor The Elite is compelling, and (3) That I was up for most of the night with a ouchy ear infection. Don’t worry it’s cleared up!

I liked The Elite a lot. And I’m not just saying this because I’m scared of being targeted as a bully (I hate when authors behave badly). The things I liked about The Selection, I still liked in the Elite. The relationships between the girls continued to be interesting. WIth only six girls left in the competition it was easier to keep them straight, form favorites, and get to know them better. This is pretty much how it works in the Bachelor as well. Of particular note was the flushing out of Kris’ character and her interesting relationship with Maxon.  Continue reading “The Elite: It’s Still the Bachelor with Dystopian Rebels”

Something to Read this Weekend: The Prince, A Selection Novel

9780062248169_p0_v3_s260x420Pretty much ever since I finished The Selection by Keira Cass, I’ve been craving the sequel. To say book ended with a cliff hanger wouldn’t be an understatement, but it would be a completely true statement. It almost seemed to stop mid thought and I was left being like … What is going on with the rebels? Who is Maxon going to choose? Who is America going to choose? It’s been like waiting for the final episode of the Bachelor for a year.

While, The Elite is less than a month away … but I did stumble on The Prince, a novella/prequel to The Selection told from the point of view of Prince Maxon.  While it isn’t really a full narrative, or as well put together as the novel, it definitely sheds some light onto Maxon’s personality, upbringing, and the challenges of royal life.

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