24 March, 2014

book review

The Guard (The Selection #2.5) by Kiera Cass


My Copy: Paperback, 92 pages
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Library
Genre: Dystopian | Romance | Young Adult

Before America Singer met Prince Maxon . . .
Before she entered the Selection . . .
She was in love with a boy named Aspen Leger.

Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection trilogy. This brand new 64-page story begins just after the group of Selected girls is narrowed down to the Elite and is told from Aspen’s point of view. The Guard also features a teaser to The One, the thrilling conclusion to The Selection trilogy.

My Review

What you’re in for: Romance. Rebels. A kind of behind the scenes view from Aspen’s perspective.

Should you read it? I would recommend it. I thought it was great seeing the palace’s happenings through the eyes of someone who kind of gets to go behind the scenes of what we get to see from either America or Maxon’s perspective. For example, we get to see the rebels in action from a guard’s point of view, as well as how the staff live apart from the girls and the Royal family. With this story, as opposed to The Prince, we see more of a different story – quite a bit of new content. I think people who are team Aspen will really like this story. I preferred The Prince to this one, though, as I am team Maxon. I think this love triangle is an interesting one, because I think it’s quite possible to be on either side. Both boys have their flaws and both have things to love. How good is this series?!?

Side Note: The synopsis makes it sound like the story is about Aspen and America’s romance before the Selection, but it’s not.  I don’t know why the description for this story and The Prince make them sound like they are something that they aren’t…

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