Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the Selection...
Before Aspen broke America's heart...
There was another girl in Prince Maxon's life...
Don't miss this thrilling 128-page original novella set in the world of the New York Times bestselling novel The Selection. Also features a teaser to The Elite, Kiera Cass's hotly anticipated sequel to The Selection.
This is less of a book review and more of a quick opinion on a short novella in The Selection series. I am starting the books so I decided to read the novella first. It may not be the best idea but then again, it's labeled #0.5 so maybe it's the right order of things.
It was short, simple, nicely written and pretty intriguing. I had no clue what was going on most of the time. Well, the main idea was clear, of course, but the names, faces, reasons for the events were still a mystery to me. I was looking forward to start the books a lot so I was very interested in the whole thing. I did raise my attention high enough so that I already started The Selection as well.
"Knowledge isn’t love."
I am not all that amused about Maxon, he's a bit dim to be honest! I hope the full books shed some more light on him because right now he's not my favorite person. His use of the word 'dear' makes him 80 in my mind, offering menthol candy around. And Daphne ... how insane is she exactly? She sounds kind of unhinged. The character development was odd, in short.
The world building was a bit better, short and to the point, it left a lot to the imagination. So I created this special representation of the world in which Maxon lives. I think this is always a good tactic: give just enough for the framework and leave the rest up to the reader to fill in the blanks.