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Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

YA Novellas #2: The Selection by Kiera Cass

This list is the second of a series I am planning on doing on young adult novellas and short stories, available on ebook, in a print version, online, or in anthologies. I have not read any of these novellas, but I have read all the series they belong to, or other books by that author. Once I read a novella, I will post a short review in the comments section. Feel free to post one of your own! Enjoy!

These two ebook short stories and their print version are a wonderful way to prepare for the release of The One by Kiera Cass, on May 6th, 2014!

#0.5 The Prince (ebook, 64 pages)

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.

#2.5 The Guard (ebook, 64 pages)

Released February 4th, 2014

Before America Singer met Prince Maxon . . .
Before she entered the Selection . . .
She was in love with a boy named Aspen Leger.
Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection trilogy. This brand new 64-page story begins just after the group of Selected girls is narrowed down to the Elite and is told from Aspen’s point of view. The Guard also features a teaser to The One, the thrilling conclusion to The Selection trilogy.

The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard (print version, 240 pages)

Released February 4th, 2014

The two novellas set in the world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in print for the first time. The Prince and The Guard both offer captivating views into the hearts and minds of the two men fighting to win America Singer’s love. This collection also features exclusive bonus content, including a sneak peek at The One, the eagerly anticipated final novel in the Selection trilogy.

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For more information about all of Kiera Cass’s books, check out her website, and make sure to read the wonderful deleted scenes from both The Selection and The Elite

ADDITION May 24th:

#0.5: The Queen (ebook)

Released December 2nd, 2014!

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

Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. 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.


2 comments on “YA Novellas #2: The Selection by Kiera Cass

  1. gwenkate
    December 24, 2013

    I recently read The Prince, the prequel to The Selection from Prince Maxon’s point of view. The 64 pages went by very quickly, and about half of those were scenes from The Selection, just from a different point of view, but with the same dialogue. I did enjoy the story, but I didn’t think it was “thrilling” or very original. Just for the record and any fellow Selection fans – I am on Team Maxon, so I did like reading in his perspective, but I did’t really approve of the idea of “another girl in Prince Maxon’s life.” I look forward to reading the deleted scenes from The Selection and The Elite, the next ebook The Guard, and especially the final book in the trilogy, The One!

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