The Prince (Selection #0.5) by Kiera Cass

08bd1-15820748Cover Lust: *Swoon!* Love, love, LOVE, the cover art for the Selection novellas! No princess dresses here, but the sparkly purple mirror background is stunning (is the purple signifying the color of royalty?). And of course, the to-die-for tiara. Simple, regal, and elegant.

Description: 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…

The Book: The Prince (#0.5) consists of six short chapters that give us a glimpse of Prince Maxon’s life personal life before the Selection. We also get to better know King Clarkson and Queen Amberly.

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The Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

22918050Cover Lust: This cover is so breathtaking that it is physically impossible to look at without swooning. Eadlyn (portrayed by Stacey Farnet) stuns in a magnificent gray ball gown in front of a snowy mirrored backdrop. Perhaps what is most magical about this cover is not it’s aesthetic beauty, but it’s reflection (pun intended) of Eadlyn’s character. Her pose tells you that, like America, she is fiercely indignant toward the Selection process. She is clutching her tiara rather than wearing it, suggesting ambivalence towards the crown and its slavery. Either way you look at it, this cover pulls you in and blissfully throws you back into the romantic and exciting world of The Selection. Continue reading

Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Cover Lust: I usually o17878931nly award Cover Lust to those with splashes of color and flowing princess dresses, but Red Queen‘s cover dazzles in its simplicity. The shining silver creates a perfect backdrop for the sinister-looking crown, flowing with glistening red blood. The fact that the crown is inverted gives you a clue as to how dark the story will be (as if the blood doesn’t give it away). Even though I love girly covers, this one is actually a breath of fresh air from the vast array of colorful ball gowns that decorate the shelves of YA sections in bookstores. There’s something about it that is hypnotizing; you can’t just walk past it without letting it pull you in. Continue reading

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter

0f374-11300302Cover Lust: So I’ll be the first to admit that, like a lot of girls, I’m attracted to anything shiny or pretty. The cover of this book is shiny and pretty and is exactly why I chose to read it. The playing card theme is something you don’t see often, and Ali’s frilly blue dress is edgy and fun. Plus, there’s a cute little rabbit on the back. Who can resist a fluffy little white rabbit? The drawback was that I’m definitely not a fan of zombies, I’m more of a fairy princess kind of girl. But I do love Alice in Wonderland, both the book and movies. Even though the reviews on Goodreads made it clear that it was not a retelling, I had to check it out. I’m glad I did, because I was hooked after the first chapter. Continue reading

The Queen (Selection #0.4) by Kiera Cass

PrintCover Lust: *Sigh.* Another breathtaking cover from The Selection series. Gorgeous blues and greens, and THAT CROWN. Not just the tiara, but the massive pile of dazzling jewels that accompany it. I can’t imagine Queen Amberly wearing anything else.

Back Blurb: Before America Singer’s story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince…

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. Continue reading

The Heir (The Selection #4) Cover Reveal!

The-Heir_612x925Finally, the moment Selectioners have been waiting for! HarperTeen has released the official cover and description of The Heir, the fourth novel in Kiera Cass’s The Selection series. The cover is absolutely stunning! Princess Eadlyn, Maxon and America’s daughter, graces the cover in a dreamy gray ball gown in front of a sparkling mirrored background. Eadlyn is just as beautiful as America, and we can tell by her pose that this one might be even more headstrong and feisty than our first beloved princess. You’ll also notice that the royal tiara on the logo and the one in Eadlyn’s hand is a different style than the previous tiaras. What does this symbolize? And why is Eadlyn holding it? Does she not want to wear it? Is she a slave to her crown, as Maxon once was? We get a little info from the book’s description: Continue reading

The One (Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

Be forewarned: This book will wrap your heart in a vice and keep a tight squeeze on it. You WILL cry. You will be angry and scared and want to throw the book against the nearest wall (don’t do that if you’re using Kindle or iBooks).

Cover Lust: Love, love, love! That dress is absolutely stunning…and it’s obviously a wedding gown. So does this mean America is chosen, or are all the girls lining up in bridal wear waiting for Maxon to make his pick? Finally, we’re about to find out.

Back Blurb: 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.
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