This is actually two kind of mini books put together in one book. Originally they were released as two separate e-books, but now they’ve been printed in this one book with lots of extra goodies in the back, like family trees and an interview with the author.
I started reading this one right after I finished “The One,” which is the final book in “The Selection” trilogy. At the time, I could not get enough and I needed more more more. But then I started and it was good, but not really as good as “The One” and it got put to the side.
These mini books pretty much follow the same story as in the beginning of “The Selection,” but they do so from the perspective of the prince of the country, Maxon, who’s tasked with finding a wife (a.k.a. the One) out of a group of 35 young women who were brought to the palace (this whole thing is the Selection) and a guard, Aspen, who was the main character’s (America) secret lover before she was chosen to be a part of the Selection.
It was interesting to see these different events from the side of these two other characters, but it’s been so long since I read “The Selection” that I felt like I was missing something. I guess I could always read it again, but there are entirely too many books to read for that and not enough time.
In other book news, I did not finish “Ender’s Game” before the due date came up at the library and I honestly probably won’t check it out again. I saw the movie on TV and I was a little confused at some points but that’s basically how I felt during the entirety of my reading that book so…
Yeah, it’s late and I’mma go to sleep so I can wake up in a few hours and read something.