In lieu of Dystopian Monday, we're going to be doing a review of Kiera Cass's The Prince. It's a HarperImpulse short story, which means it's only available online.
Today, we're spotlighting Kiera Cass's novella The Prince. The story takes in the timeline leading up to The Selection, and details everything from Prince Maxon's point-of-view.
Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
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 128-page original novella set in the world of the New York Times bestselling novel The Selection. Also features a teaser toThe Elite, Kiera Cass's hotly anticipated sequel to The Selection.
While we weren't the biggest fans of The Selection, we wanted to give The Prince a fair chance. And we're glad we did!
* One of the best parts about the The Prince was the fact that it showcased how much Kiera Cass's writing has grown since The Selection. You can tell that her writing's getting better and stronger, and it was a delight to read.
* It was interesting viewing things from Maxon's point-of-view. We learned a lot more about life in the palace, royal tradition and Maxon's relationship with his parents. This helped enrich the world of The Selection a lot more.
* Getting to know Maxon's pre-Selection life. While the "romance" - and I'm using that word loosely, as it was only a loose subplot, at best - was a tad overdone, we still learned a lot about Maxon's personality and hobbies. He's definitely becoming a more well-formed character for me, and I'm looking forward to seeing him again in The Elite.
All in all, The Reading Nook definitely thinks that The Prince is worth the $1.99 for the ebook. It's a nice appetizer for Selection fans waiting for The Elite, and will hopefully bring new fans to the series.
You can buy The Prince at the Epic Reads site.