The Selection Stories (The Selection #0.5 & #2.5) by Kiera Cass

74df3-18172471Cover Lust: Another swoonworthy cover! I love the close-up of America’s face. Her makeup is on point, especially those eyebrows! Her expression is confident with a little bit of mystery. I do wish we could see her dress (is it the same one from the cover of the first book?) or the back of her hair. Either way, the model Audrey Hollister continues to dazzle us with her beauty.

Back Blurb: Before America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection…

She was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger…

And there was another girl in Prince Maxon’s life. Continue reading

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The Guard (Selection #2.5) by Kiera Cass

eeea3-18170039Cover Lust: If this was a print copy, it would illuminate any bookshelf. A sparkling waterfront castle, the signature Selection tiara, a golden sunset theme…it’s pure radiance. There seems to be a color theme on the covers that symbolize the characters in this series. Could the gold be representing the color of Aspen’s button?

Description: Before America Singer met Prince Maxon…

Before she entered the Selection…

She was in love with a boy named Aspen Leger. Continue reading

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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Rival (Feuds #0.5) by Avery Hastings

22718588The Cover: I like the design and the color scheme; it goes well with the other covers as a novella. Davis looks gorgeous, of course, bearing a slight resemblance to a brunette Jennifer Aniston. I like how we can see only one of her eyes and neither of Seth’s eyes; it’s very mysterious. What I’m not sure about is Davis’s outfit. Her sheer sweater is pretty, but it’s got a lingerie vibe to it. What is she wearing underneath? Is it a nude bra or tank top? Or is that her bare breast conspicuously out on display? Once you see it, that’s what you see each time you look at the cover. But it does add some sex appeal, appropriately setting the stage for the brief romance to come.

Back Blurb: Davis Morrow has always been a little bit afraid to fall in love, to lose her focus, to be anything other than perfect. But while relaxing in an elite spa after another grueling rehearsal for a ballet showcase, Davis meets Seth, a trainer with intense eyes and a chiseled face to match his athletic build…and everything changes. 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