Hey everyone, I’m back! I realized that I filmed a vlog review for The Selection by Kiera Cass back in the summer but never posted it, so here it is!
I know this review may come off as rather harsh, but I tried my best not to bash the author at all. These are my honest opinions on the book, just like I always present on my blog. Personally this book was not my piece of cake, as I think you’ll see from watching the video. However, I know many people who loved this book, so please don’t let me deter you if you think you might enjoy it! I think this is one that you really need to decide for yourself, as everyone seems to either love it or hate it from what I’ve seen.
Published: April 24, 2012 Genre: Dystopian meets The Bachelor Pages: 327 Source: ARC (traded)
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. (Goodreads)
Notes From Ghost Town by Kate Ellison
Published February 12, 2013 by EgmontUSA
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review
They say first love never dies…From critically acclaimed author Kate Ellison comes a heartbreaking mystery of mental illness, unspoken love, and murder. When sixteen-year-old artist Olivia Tithe is visited by the ghost of her first love, Lucas Stern, it’s only through scattered images and notes left behind that she can unravel the mystery of his death.There’s a catch: Olivia has gone colorblind, and there’s a good chance she’s losing her mind completely—just like her mother did. How else to explain seeing (and falling in love all over again with) someone who isn’t really there?With the murder trial looming just nine days away, Olivia must follow her heart to the truth, no matter how painful. It’s the only way she can save herself.(Goodreads)
Just a side note, but I filmed this a few days ago, so the giveaway has actually ended now. Sorry about that :/3.5 birds
Mhm. Okay. Flip a coin. Heads – bird wins. Tails – it’s mine.