A Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Blurb:

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. 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.

Like many other readers out there, I was also lured by the beautiful book cover. Don’t lie. You judge a book by its cover. And my, oh my. The first three chapters is just as beautiful as the cover. I am also taken aback by the fact that this book is also dystopian. Yup. I did not see that coming. I just thought it’ll be a regular, run on the mill teen romance book with sweet, innocent romance scenes. Little do I know, this book is a mix of Hunger games without the blood thirsty characters (more like Prince thirsty *wink wink) and The Bachelor.

I just picked up the box set of this book and let me just tell you, I don’t think I’ll ever return the box set. In just three days, I finished the three books of the series (what’s sleep anyways?) and I just can’t put the darn book down!

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A Book Review:’Tiger’s Curse: Book 1′ by Colleen Houck

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Spoiler Alert!

One word: SWOON!

If all of my favorite genre is mashed into one book, Tiger’s Curse certainly takes the cake. Swoon-worthy romance, teenage angst, a blue-eyed prince, history, culture, folklore, and adventure. Gosh! Where do I even begin!?

This book kept me reading even at work. I thought I was over with YA genre since I’ve always been reading A LOT of new adult and contemporary genre. And boy, oh boy, was I wrong. This is also worth the money because it went on sale for CAD 5.99 or so. So, that’s a plus. Alright. As for the story, this is a series so the first book is really just about the introduction of the characters, getting to know them, and the setting pretty much lays out what I’m going to expect in the next three books.  Continue reading