Review: Under Different Stars (Kricket #1) by Amy A. Bartol

Under Different StarsTitle: Under Different Stars
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Series: Kricket #1
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Science Fiction Romance
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Blurb:
Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket’s gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?

My Review:
I’ve wanted to check out this series for ages and I’m so glad that I finally got around to reading it. I am totally hooked now!

The action started pretty much straight away which I loved – right into the thick of it. Awesome. Kricket is feisty and straight-talking and used to taking care of herself. While she has always suspected that she is different, she wasn’t aware of just how different she is.

Kidnapped by Trey and brought to her home planet Ethar, she sets out on a journey that will transform her life.

The world Amy has created is captivating and so imaginative, though I did feel that sometimes it was overly descriptive, and there were parts of the journey that I skimmed through. However, it’s my only complaint and it’s minor.

This book has everything that I love in a great YA sci-fi read – tons of action, plenty of intrigue, stunning world building, complex characters and lashings of scintillating romance. Yeah – I’m addicted.

A fantastic read. Highly recommended.

Review: Say You’re Mine (Shillings Agency #5) by Diane Alberts

Say You're MineTitle: Say You’re Mine
Author: Diane Alberts
Series: Shillings Agency #5
Rating: 3.75 stars
Genres: Military Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
She’s a challenge he can’t afford to lose…

Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She’s been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he’s managed not to ruin.

Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.

Lauren’s watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can-she pretends she doesn’t want him. But all’s fair in love and war, and Steven’s not about to lose the only person in his life who matters…

My Review:
This is a well-written ‘friends to lovers’ story and an entertaining quick read. Steven is a Navy Seal who has returned from his stint overseas struggling to deal with the horrors he faced. He’s been in self-destruct mode since then, drowning in booze and women. Lauren has been his best friend since forever. At the same juncture, they both seem to realize that they have more than friendly feelings toward each other and the story is essentially about their transition to lovers.

There is plenty of witty dialogue and tons of sexy scenes, and it’s signature Entangled/Brazen.

I enjoyed Diane’s writing style and the two mains were solidly developed and likable despite their flaws. I also liked Holt and Lydia and they were decent side characters. I assume Mark and Daisy’s story is coming next and I look forward to reading that in the future.

For me, this book felt like it was missing an element. The story is purely about the romance and generally, I only enjoy contemporary romance where there is an extra dimension or layer to the plot. For example, with Elle Kennedy’s Out of Hours series and Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Gamble Brothers series (both from the same publishing house) there was a mystery/suspense/dramatic sub-plot running behind each romance that made it more intriguing and added more depth.

That said, I still massively enjoyed reading this book and if you are a fan of this series, or of this author, in general, then I think you’ll love it.

Actual Rating: 3.75 stars

Diane AlbertsAbout the Author:
Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Blog Tour: Teased (Dark Protectors #7.5) by Rebecca Zanetti

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for Teased (Dark Protectors #7.5) by Rebecca Zanetti. There will be an excerpt from the book and I share my review.

Teased 1001 Dark Nights Rebecca ZanettiTitle: Teased
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors #7.5
Rating: 3 stars
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Blurb:
The Hunter

For almost a century, the Realm’s most deadly assassin, Chalton Reese, has left war and death in the past, turning instead to strategy, reason, and technology. His fingers, still stained with blood, now protect with a keyboard instead of a weapon. Until the vampire king sends him on one more mission; to hunt down a human female with the knowledge to destroy the Realm. A woman with eyes like emeralds, a brain to match his own, and a passion that might destroy them both—if the enemy on their heels doesn’t do so first.

The Hunted

Olivia Roberts has foregone relationships with wimpy metro-sexuals in favor of pursuing a good story, bound and determined to uncover the truth, any truth. When her instincts start humming about missing proprietary information, she has no idea her search for a story will lead her to a ripped, sexy, and dangerous male beyond any human man. Setting aside the unbelievable fact that he’s a vampire and she’s his prey, she discovers that trusting him is the only chance they have to survive the danger stalking them both.

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My Review:
This was an enjoyable enough read, but I can’t say that I was blown away because I wasn’t. I must point out at the outset that I haven’t read any other books in this series, and I definitely think it helps if you are already familiar with the world and the characters. It can be read as a stand-alone but if you’re like me, you might feel it slightly lacking as a result. If you’ve read and enjoyed all the other books in the Dark Protectors series then more than likely you will love this one. To be fair, the author did a superb job of explaining minor details about the world and I didn’t feel like I missed out in this regard. In fact, Rebecca has created a very intriguing world, and I must admit to being curious to read more.

I also liked the writing, in the main, and it’s clear that Rebecca is an experienced author.

The main issue, for me, is character and plot development. Everything felt too rushed and lacked depth. The plot was nonsensical at times – cue lots of eye rolling. I didn’t connect with the characters on a deep enough level to really care what happened to them. In general, I make this comment a lot after reading novellas, and I think they only work if they are providing backstory to an existing series and further developing characters we’ve already met. Of course, this may very well be the case with this book. So, I think I’m going to decline to read novellas in future unless I’ve already read the existing books in the series.

While I liked Olivia, I didn’t like how easily she succumbed to Chalton’s allure. Though I usually enjoy soulmate stories this all just happened too fast to be believable. I didn’t feel the chemistry or the connection so didn’t really buy into their love.

It was a very quick read, and I’m grateful to have been introduced to this interesting world. I’m definitely going to check out this series from the start.

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Excerpt:
“Are you empathic?” he murmured.
She jerked. “No. I don’t think so.”
Interesting. “But you can tell a falsehood?” He’d never heard of an enhanced female being able to do so, but it could be an offshoot of empathic abilities, so it did make some sense.
“I just have good instincts.”
Ah, the lies humans told themselves to avoid anything they couldn’t rationalize with logic. He stepped right into her space.
“What are you doing?” she gasped, her chest rising.
He slid curly dark hair off her shoulder. “I’m facing a bit of a dilemma.”
Her head lifted, although her gaze only reached his lips and stayed there. “How so?” Her voice lowered to a breathiness that licked along his cock.
“I need a shower to wipe off the blood and grime, so my choices are to bind you or have you join me.” It was crazy, but he’d give his left arm for her to join him in the shower.
She half-coughed and half-laughed. “Are you hitting on me?”
His hand curled around her nape. “Yes.”
Her gaze lifted to his, and her pupils widened. “That’s insane,” she whispered.
“I know.” Hell, the woman was right. “But here’s the deal. My brothers won’t return for several hours, and then we’ll have to move again. I want you, and you want me, so let’s take the edge off so we can think.” His mind hadn’t been clear since he’d first sighted her two days ago, and he needed clarity. One good night, and he could get her out of his system. “What do you say?”
“I say you’re crazy.” She stepped back against the window. “If all I wanted was an orgasm to take the edge off, I sure as heck don’t need you for that.”
Humor bubbled up, and he full-on laughed. The woman was one of a kind. “Well then.” His hands slowly went to unbuckle his belt, and he drew the heavy leather through the loopholes, quite enjoying the way her breath caught and her eyes widened. “Plan B it is, then.”

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RebeccaAbout the Author:
New York Times Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the USA Today, NY Times, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Dark Protectors, The Realm Enforcers, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series.

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Review: No Limits (Ultimate #1) by Lori Foster

no limitsTitle: No Limits
Author: Lori Foster
Series: Ultimate #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he’s never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster…

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather’s legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette’s scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he’ll break all the rules to do it…

My Review:
I actually read the third book (Tough Love) first and then decided to start at the beginning (as you do.) At the time of writing this review I have now read all 3 books, and this book is my favorite so far.

Cannon is a Saint, in more ways than one. He has always been there for Yvette whenever she needed him. As soon as she reappears in his life he steps up and never lets her down. And I just loved him for it.

Yvette is a woman on a mission – she’s out to prove that she is not damaged by her past and that she is a strong, independent woman who doesn’t need Cannon to swoop in and save her all the time. Yvette has been in love with him for years though she doesn’t realise that Cannon has never forgotten her. With his help, she is finally able to leave the past in the past.

This book contained all my favorite ingredients – compelling characters, angst, longing, betrayal, hurt, revenge, suspense, intrigue, swoony romance and redemption. I loved it in its entirety and I’d highly recommend it.

Review: One Night of Trouble (After Hours #3) by Elle Kennedy

One Night of TroubleTitle: One Night of Trouble
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: After Hours #3
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
No More Mr. Nice Guy…

The moment AJ Walsh sees the sexy, tattooed pixie walk up to his bar, it’s lust at first sight. He’s always been labeled the “nice” guy―opening doors, buying flowers, and never, ever having one-night stands. But with this wicked little angel with red lips and unfathomably dark eyes? Oh, yeah. Tonight, “nice” has nothing to do with it…

Brett Conlon is trying to convince her family that she’s put away her reckless wild girl side for good. Nothing―and no one―could be better for her reputation than golden boy AJ Walsh. So they make a deal: if he plays The Good Boyfriend for her family, he can be a very, very bad boy with her. Now their one naughty night is about to turn into a whole lot of trouble…

My Review:
So this is AJ’s story and for me this book was the best in the series.

AJ is carrying his fair share of baggage as a result of a tragic accident when he was a kid. Consequently, he has spent most of his adult life trying to please others – trying to be the perfect son, friend, and boyfriend. But there is only so much of that a person can take before they start to fall apart. AJ is in that space when he bumps into Brett in Sin (the nightclub he co-owns with his friends Gage and Reed)

Brett is almost the antithesis of AJ. She has lived her life the way she wants and she’s been rather reckless. Her choice in men has been disastrous up to this point. She has finally copped on and is trying to sort out her life and stay on the straight and narrow. These two meeting when they are at completely different stages could have been disastrous but it isn’t. They are perfect for one another.

Brett wants AJ to be the person he truly is and the man she fell in love with and AJ is a rock for Brett as she tries to focus on her career and convince her dad that she has what it takes to manage their new business.

This book is HOTT – yes, Extra-T worthy hot – and uproariously funny. There is one scene where AJ ends up in the wrong place and is forced to spend the night at a gay couple’s wedding. I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard. Man, it was so so funny.

I loved this book in it’s entirety and you won’t hear me complaining about a single thing. Elle Kennedy’s writing is amazing and I can’t get enough of her books.

Highly Recommended.

Review: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Every Last BreathTitle: Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #3
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Blurb:
Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

My Review:
ell, that was an intense, insane, emotional rollercoaster ride of a read. WOW! It feels like I’ve just been through a shredder and now I have the unenviable task of trying to piece myself back together. Seriously, I don’t think I can read another book after this one. This one is going to stay with me for a long time to come.

Jennifer could not have concluded this series more perfectly. It was completely unputdownable and jam-packed full of action, adventure, swoony romance, and so many twists and turns that I didn’t’ see coming. This is pure GOLD. JLA at her very best. This series is one of my all time favorites and there isn’t a single thing I could fault because it’s totally FAULTLESS in my eyes. 5 Stars all round ( in fact, I’d give each book a gazillion stars if that was an option.)

It’s hard to write this review without giving away the big spoiler – as in, which boy did Layla choose? I think it was pretty obvious from the fan polls who was going to win out, but I’m not going to say it here. Let’s just stay that her choice made sense and they were so perfect together. ELB is full of romantic scenes and tender, loving moments, and I loved it. But my heart bled for the other boy, and he still wasn’t over it by the end of the book (though there are hints of a future love for him). As we all know the path of true love doesn’t always run smoothly, and Layla and her love face many challenges. Forced to confront some appalling discoveries, Layla has to take matters into her own hands and make choices that will devastate those who love her. But she is fearless and brave and she doesn’t shirk away from any challenge. She has really matured and come into her own in this book and it was amazing to see. I’ve always loved her anyway, but even more so in this book.

We get some new familiars in this book and the old favorites are still there. I fricking love Bambi! Add in the witches, Originals, the Grim Reaper, Hell, The Boss, the Lilin, and some cool feathered wings, and you get a sense of just how much Jennifer packed into this book. However, it never felt rushed, it all flowed seamlessly. I’d challenge anyway to try and read this book over a few days. It’s virtually impossible to put it down.

As often happens when I finish one of Jennifer’s amazing series, I now feel totally bereft. Though I’m more than satisfied with the ending, I’m still so sad that it’s all over. I don’t think I’m ready to say goodbye to Layla, Roth, or Zayne.

Summary: Another EPIC book from an amazingly talented author, and a fantastic end to a brilliant series.

Review: Under the Influence by L.B. Simmons

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Under the Influence coverTitle: Under the Influence
Author: L.B. Simmons
Series: standalone
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Dalton,

I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the influence of my dimwitted, naïve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk on the feeling, I couldn’t see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would ravage me.

Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again.

I loved you.

I raged for you.

I wept for you.

And now, I’m letting you go.

Author’s Note: Under the Influence is the journey of two childhood friends that spans the course of five pivotal years in their lives. It is a story about their discovery of true friendship as it blossoms into first love, their experience of crucial sacrifice and ultimate betrayal, and their endurance of agonizing heartbreak on the way to finding lasting redemption.

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My Review:
Wow! What an amazing read! Under the Influence is a beautifully written love story that tugged at my heart strings. I loved everything about it – the writing, the plot, characterization, and worldbuilding. While this is my first L.B. Simmons book, I know it won’t be the last.

This is Spencer (Spence) and Dalton’s story, and it’s narrated from point characters perspectives. I love reading books in dual POV, and I especially love reading the male perspective so extra brownie points for that.

Spence and Dalton met as kids and thus began a friendship that lasted until they were in their late teens. When we first meet them, Spence is 17 and in her last year of school, and Dalton is 18 and he has just finished. This is the second book in a row I’ve read where the male character had a troubled background filled with abuse and neglect. And like that other book, Under the Influence made me feel everything he felt, and made me care. I felt a deep emotional connection to both of them. I adore books that really delve into the emotional layers beneath the surface, and this book delivered on that front. I thought both characters were very well-developed, but especially Dalton. It was difficult being in his head at times – raw, gritty, and painful, but it was realistic.

Dalton has cut himself off emotionally from everyone, and even his best bud Rat, and Spence, only catch the odd glimpse of his real persona. He hides who he is in front of Spence out of misguided loyalty and in an attempt to shelter her from the seedier side of his life. He was preyed on as a youngster and has gotten himself into a nasty mess, but he is struggling to see any way out. Because of this, he won’t even entertain the notion of a romantic relationship with Spence even though it’s what both of them want and need. Eventually, they cave to their feelings and become a couple, and it was so sweet. We got to see a different side to Dalton and he was lighter and brighter as a result.

One beautiful night turns disastrous and they are torn apart from one another. I won’t say any more for fear of spoiling the story, but suffice it to say that there is plenty of heartbreak and angst for our young couple.

I thought it was a little slow-paced at the start but after a few chapters the pace picked up and it kept my attention the whole way through.

I loved the secondary characters, especially Cassie. The author is writing her story next and I will definitely check it out. She is an intriguing character, and she had some of the funniest lines and scenes in the book. She always had Spence’s back and I loved her as a best friend.

I love this author’s writing style! Her prose is beautiful – poetic and eloquent, though others may find it overly descriptive in parts. Not me, I loved every word.

I liked the note the author put in the back – that was a nice touch. I also love this cover. It’s stunning!

Overall, this was a fantastic read and it had bits of everything – love and romance, friendship, family, suspense, drama, heartache, sacrifice, and above all else – redemption. I’d highly recommend it.

Actual rating 4.5 stars.

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LB SimmonsAbout the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author of The Mending Hearts Series, The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller, and Under the Influence

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Review: The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy

The MistakeTitle: The Mistake
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #2
Rating: 5 stars
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Blurb:
He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

My Review:
This is Grace and Logan’s story and I loved it every bit as much as The Deal, the first book in this series. Logan intrigued me in The Deal so I was delighted that Elle was writing his story next and it didn’t disappoint. Logan has been a major player the whole way through college, but as the story progresses we begin to understand why. He is shouldering some unbelievable pressure and the prospect of not being able to take up any offers to play professional hockey. Grace comes into his life at just the right time and they click (though it’s not without it’s ups and downs). I loved both characters, loved that we got to see Hannah and Graham again, and the writing is exceptionally brilliant. I cannot wait for Dean’s story next. This is an amazing series and a must read for all NA fans.

Review: The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

the oneTitle: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #3
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Romance Dystopia
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Blurb:
The Selection changed America Singer’s life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen–and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she’s made her choice . . . and she’s prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

My Review:
For me, this was the best book of the series.

America is still undecided over both Aspen and Maxon at the start of the book, but as it progresses she becomes stronger, more mature, and has the courage to stick to her convictions. While she becomes sure of her feelings, she starts to doubt the strength of Maxon’s as she’s forced to watch him grow closer to the dwindling group of girls. I could feel her pain when she overheard him in the library, and caught him in Celeste’s embrace. I could totally understand how she would doubt him, and struggle to truly believe his feelings for her were the strongest.

While I haven’t been Aspen’s greatest fan, he redeemed himself in this book, putting himself repeatedly in harm’s way to protect America and Maxon. That’s the type of sacrifice for love that I’m talking about! I felt America was unfair to string him along for so long. She should have been honest with him at an earlier stage. It was also brutally transparent that her lack of honesty with Maxon, regarding the nature of her relationship with Aspen, was going to come back at her in a big way. When it happened, I wasn’t surprised in the slightest, and Kiera had been building up to this over the course of this book and the previous one.

Finally, we got to see some action as the rebel subplot developed, and I particularly enjoyed the scenes where America and Maxon went outside undercover. This added some much-needed depth and diversity to the story.

I hated that we only got a resolution at the end and hardly got to see Maxon and America united as a couple. Though it’s popular to do this within the genre, I always feel a bit cheated, and I wish more authors would resolve the love triangle a little earlier or give us meatier epilogs.

All in all, though, this was a fantastic read and it was the first book in this series that had me riveted from page one.

Having read all three books now, I have to say I’m a little disappointed. I was expecting it to suck me in more than it did though sometimes that’s the issue when there is so much hype about a series. The biggest disappointment for me was the predictable plot – really nothing out of the ordinary about it at all, besides the overriding concept of the competition which I loved. While the writing is decent and consistent with the genre, there was nothing stand-out about it. I’m not sure that I’d actually be that bothered about picking up more of this author’s work and I’m on the fence when it comes to The Heir. As an aside, I absolutely love all the book covers – totally stunning.

Review: The Prince (The Selection #0.5) by Kiera Cass

The PrinceTitle: The Prince
Author: by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #0.5
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Dystopia Romance
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Blurb:
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 64-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.

My Review:
Prince Maxon was my clear favorite the whole way through the series, so I was keen to read this book. Calling it a novella is false advertising in my view as it’s clearly short-story length. I loved reading from his point of view and it was great to see how enchanted and intrigued Maxon was with America from the first meeting. I’d love a full companion novel in Maxon’s POV and I hope she writes it at some stage.