Okay, this is a bit of a cheat because what I’m loving right now is actually a series–but there are 5 books in the series, so it works ;).
About two weeks ago, I finally picked up the first book in The Selection series. I know, I know, I am so behind! One of my students (a girl who is always reading YA :)) recommended it to me…well, she said it was SO good and that I should read it, and she had that look in her eye that I get when I find a book I really love.
So, I got the first book, and Kiera Cass drew me in right away! I sped through book 1 and immediately got the next 3 books!!! I was semi-upset (I was very upset) that they didn’t have the 5th and final book, The Crown. Literally, I stood there for about 5 minutes staring at the bookstore shelf, hoping it would magically appear lol. It didn’t :(. And of course, I read through the next three books like wildfire, and book 4 actually did leave me hanging. Thank goodness the final book was available as an ebook.
The Selection, The Elite, The One, The Heir, & The Crown
It took me about 5 days–5 freaking days!–to read these books. I couldn’t help myself. The endings weren’t really cliffhangers, especially in the first 3 books, but I devoured the pages. It was so addictive! There was some type of magic in there, too, because I did not start out loving the main heroine *gasp*. But she totally grew on me. And I actually loved several of the main guys! My favorite books were 3, 4 and 5; the first trio of books ended just right, and I loved how we got to see what happened to the characters we loved in the next two books as well as meet a whole new, awesome cast.
If I had to give one reason to read, I would say: Maxxon!!!! <333 I totally get it, fellow Selection readers. I really do. A few more would be: America, May, Marlee, Kile (he was my personal favorite!), Henri and Erik.
There are mixed opinions about this series, but for me, it was very enjoyable. Loved it!
If you’re wondering what I have coming up, there will be a book blitz for NINJA GIRL the week of June 12th, which I think will be a ton of fun! ADORKABLE hit #1 several times in the last few weeks, huzzah!!! Also, I’m editing the book I think will be my next release and working hard on the rough draft of another YA book :). I hope your week is going well!