Review: The Heir

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Book Review

The Heir (The Selection, #4)Title: The Heir

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection Series

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publish Date: May 5th, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

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Review: The One

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Book Review8755785Title: The One

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection Series

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publish Date: May 6th, 2014

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance

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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Book Review by a Movie Watcher: The Selection, by Kiera Cass

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In case the title doesn’t give it away, this is a new feature on Brewing Up Books: book reviews from a movie watcher (aka, non-reader). Here’s how it will go. I receive a summary and cover of a book that I have never seen or heard of previously (which could be a lot of possibilities).  I then review the book based solely on these two criteria and…attempt to recount the plot. I will be completely wrong. 100% wrong.

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Most Anticipated Reads of 2016

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As 2015 draws to a close, we’re both very excited about some of the new releases that will be appearing on shelves throughout 2016.  These are a few of our top picks for the upcoming year.

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Discussion: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

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Discussion

I’m sure that every reader can attest to feeling absolutely alone with respect to his or her love or hatred of a particular book.  I’ve decided to share a few of the books that I’ve disliked despite their recent popularity in the YA community with the hopes that some of you can relate!

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Review: The Selection

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Book Review10507293Title: The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: Selection Series

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publish Date: April 24th, 2012

Genres: dystopian, romance, young adult

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

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Review: The Elite

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16248068Title: The Elite

Author: Kiera Cass

Series: The Selection Series

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publish Date: April 23rd, 2013

Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance

The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

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