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Mini Review + Update

Hello people of the interwebs

Have you noticed my absence? probably not. But yeah I’ve been absent but why? before that we got a book to review.

Title: The Heir

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection #4

Genre: YA Dystopia/Romance

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.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

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First of all, can we just take a moment to admire the cover. I can never get over the gorgeous dresses ah I’m such a wannabe princess.

I don’t have much to say about this book because 1) it’s just a light read ye know and 2) I’ve been crazy busy to form coherent, critical thoughts about anything I’m reading. But here are a few pointers:

  • It was weird but cool to see old characters like America all grown up
  • Eadlyn is such a good character! she’s like me, so much like me. She was very realistic and I could empathize well with her.
  • I feel like the boys weren’t developed well, even the ones we saw very often
  • It was a very obvious and predictable story line. You could tell things were purposely PUT in place. They didn’t HAPPEN.
  • The ending was a bit sudden and out of the blue but okay we need something to look forward to in the next book
  • Of course I’m already rooting for Kile, our guy protagonist.

Rating

3

 


 

UPDATE

I know it doesn’t seem like it but I feel like I haven’t posted as much this week.

Part of the reason is because school is literally crushing me, I had no motivation to do schoolwork let alone anything else

I feel like if I’m not going to be able to put quality content out there, I shouldn’t put any content at all hence, the absence

So this is just a heads up if in the coming weeks I  just disappear off the face of this blog.

But I hope you’re having a good life!

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Book reviews

Book review- The One

Author: Kierra Cass
Pages: 217
Genre: Young adult, dystopian, romance
Advice: If you haven’t read The Selection series this review will not make sense so go read them. Now. Cuz they’re awesome.
Summary:
The Selection changed America Singer’s life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen–and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she’s made her choice . . . and she’s prepared to fight for the future she wants.
Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
Let me just start by saying that this was by far my favourite book in the series. The prequel got on my nerves so much! The writing was engaging and involving and I was feeling all the feels. I was able to ride the emotional roller coaster and holy moly it was good.
I loved how everything resolved itself and the characters finally started acting mature rather than being bratty. The flaws in American and Maxon’s relationship made both of them grow and the story just developed beautifully hence. Although it still got on my nerves how America couldn’t decide between Apen and Maxon till the last word of the last page like gurl make up your mind! To be honest she seemed like a player (yes I said it)
The deaths oh my god. I had to take a moment to absorb everything and I feel like America’s grief wasn’t displayed particularly well but I could understand she was trying to be strong for everyone else. The rebels were a nice addition; it was good to see life beyond the castle.
Overall, it was a nice conclusion to the series and I’m happy with the way it ended although it was kind of predictable.

Rating:

4