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Book Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

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Title: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Goodreads Summary:

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.

Review: I can’t believe I waited so long to read this series. It is so good and this book does not disappoint.It’s going to be another five out of five for the Selection series. I think that this book might be one of my favorites in the series. I loved reading from the perspective of America and Maxon’s eldest child and heir to the throne Eadlyn. You can see so much of each of her parents in her but she is still herself. When she starts going through her selection you can tell that she doesn’t want to open up to any of the boys but she slowly starts to open up and even though she has a hard time she does start to really try and get to know them. This book also does not lack any of the excitement the last three had. It adds to it nicely with continuing the story. I can’t wait to read the last book and find out who she chooses or if she chooses. I have a couple favorites that I’m rooting for.

Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass

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Title: The One by Kiera Cass

Goodreads Summary:

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

Review: Oh my goodness where do I begin. It’s another five out of five for Kiera Cass and The Selection series This series is AMAZING! It just keeps getting better and better. This third book was so action packed I just couldn’t put it down. America continued to stand up for what she feels is right. The Northern rebels want to pledge their allegiance to Maxon when he eventually becomes king. When I read the previous book I got a funny feeling that America’s dad was up to something on his visit and man was I right. I like that about these books. You can slightly predict what a character might be up to or if they might be hiding something, but you aren’t one hundred percent sure until it just comes out of nowhere. There was just so much what happened in this book. I don’t want to give it all away. I can’t wait to read the next two and see where the story goes.

Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

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Title: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Goodreads Summary:

The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever–and America is still struggling to decide where her own heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairytale? Or with her first love, Aspen, who she always thought was the one?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want–and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

 

Review: Another huge five out of five for The Selection series with The Elite. This book was just as good if not better than the first! I just love the characters, well most of them. America is just so passionate (even if it is a bit irrational at times). I loved that she spoke her opinion on the castes even though she knew that it would end badly. I feel like her father might have something he is hiding either from just her or the whole family. I found it odd that when he was at the palace he would “explore” instead of be with his family at the ball. Especially since it was after America told him about the books. I think Maxon was a bit off this book with being distant toward America after he told her that she was who he wanted in the end but I was so happy when he came around and was finally honest with her. I can’t wait to dive into the next book and find out what happens to this group because I feel like things are just getting started!

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Title: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Goodreads Summary:

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 a palace and compete for the heart of 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. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

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.

Review: I am giving this book at huge five out of five stars. When I finally decided to read this series i was a little skeptical because sometimes (not often) they don’t always live up to the hype that everyone says about them. This book however did not disappoint! I just couldn’t put it down. The love triangle between American, Aspen and Maxon is developed beautifully and I can’t wait to see how that all ends up. Not going to lie I’m kind of routing for Maxon after the first book. I can’t wait to read the rest and find out what is instore for Lady America Singer. I hope she keeps standing up for what she feels is right and stays true to herself. I also hope the Prince Maxon gets taken more seriously by his father and others around him. He really seems to care about the people in his country and wants to do good, and I really want him to find love. Not going to lie but I’m still mad at Aspen for how he treated America when she was trying to do something nice for him. We will see how I feel about him as I continue the series.

Book Review: Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Title: Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Goodreads Summary:

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…

Review: I give this book a HUGE five out of five!! This book was great to read. I loved being able to read the story over from Daemon’s perspective. It answered a lot of questions that I had when reading the original story that was in Katy’s perspective. I wish that more authors would do this with some books. I always have a bunch of questions about what a character might be thinking during different parts of a book and never get answers, but it was great being able to get those answers with this one. I mean who could use more Daemon Black in their life!

Book Review: Playing Defense by Cate Cameron (ARC)

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Title: Playing Defense by Cate Cameron

Goodreads Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Claudia Waring has never kissed a boy. Never been popular. Never been to a hockey game. All that’s about to change. Assigned to tutor Chris Winslow, a prank-loving, gorgeous hockey player, Claudia’s perfectly planned life immediately veers off course. And she kind of likes it. But as fun as Chris is, she knows she’ll never fit in his world.

After his latest prank lands him in hot water, Chris has to get serious about school or lose hockey. Not an easy thing for someone as carefree as the defenseman. The biggest problem, though, is how much he wants to help his cute, buttoned-up tutor loosen up a little. But while confidence has never been a problem for him, around Claudia, Chris is all nerves. Why would a girl as smart as her ever fall for a jock like him?

 

Review: I give this book a four out of five. I genuinely liked the story and the characters. I could really relate to them. I loved seeing Claudia growing and evolving as a person and Chris helping her with that. I will admit that I didn’t realize that this was the second book in a series but I didn’t have a problem getting lost. There was one thing that I didn’t like. The first was the shifting between Claudia’s point of view and Chris’s. As the story would go along it would just all of a sudden switched. After I read a bit of the book it started to be easier to see when it was coming. It was a really cute story and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to read a cute love story with two characters that blossom into who they really are.