The Queen (The Selection #0.4) by Kiera Cass
My Copy: eBook, 71 pages
Publication Date: December 2, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Before America Singer’s story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince….
Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon’s mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon’s parents met—and how an ordinary girl named Amberly became a beloved queen.
I enjoyed this little story. I’m not generally a fan of the mid-series short story, but this one was good. It gives more perspective into Queen Amberly’s character and it’s nice to see some of her back story as well as her experience in the Selection.
I couldn’t make myself become even remotely fond of Clarkson, even though Amberly was completely in love with him throughout this story. I had in my mind his depiction from this series’ novels. But it wasn’t only that. Clarkson seemed controlling to me. I mean, the way he decided to choose Amberly – his reasons annoyed and offended me. Sure, I’ll marry you, because you do anything I ask you to and you put me first no matter what. Well, that’s not romantic at all, nor is it right to expect that of a spouse.
Anyway, overall the story was good. I cannot freaking wait for The Heir!!
Side note: This author sure seems to like the odd/awkward/embarrassing girl meets boy story. I predict another awkward meeting in the fourth book! But then I will know which boy Eadlyn chooses. Oh no, I hope I didn’t just ruin it by figuring out Cass’s secret!
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