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

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 Elite (Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

16248068The Cover: Another beautiful cover, although the dress is my least favorite of the three. I’m not really a fan of the orangish-red or the panels. But the look does seem to fit America really well for this book. This gown is sharp and rough as opposed to her soft and fluffy blue one. Her expression is intimidating and determined, like she’s either on a mission or glaring at Celeste (HINT: She’s usually both). America is once again portrayed by the stunning Audrey Hollister. If I ever have the fortunate luck of meeting her in person, I’m asking for an autograph and then stealing her tiara.

Back Blurb:  The Selection began with thirty-five girls. 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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The Selection (Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

f0b2d-0fc6031ac490c9b5b75a2e098402f746Cover Lust: This series has hands-down the most drop-dead gorgeous covers I’ve ever seen. The tiara, the mirrors, the font, the DRESS! I would give up my whole bookshelf for that dress! Well, maybe not, but I’d definitely prance around in the blue ball gown I wore to my junior prom and pretend to be America (with blonde hair). The UK cover is even prettier with the splash of pink (see below), if that’s even possible. I could literally stand at my bookshelf and stare at these covers all day. America is portrayed by the lovely and talented Audrey Hollister.

Back Blurb: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. Continue reading

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

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