Friday, May 02, 2014

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Hostes by: The Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted

The Question:

When you receive a book in the mail or from UPS, do you immeadiately catalog it or leave the book stacked up until the week is up and then catalog it?

My answer:

I'm assuming now, we are talking about books that need to be reviewed: 
Actually it depends on my mood. Sometimes I'm cataloging it immeadiately according to the date it needs to be done and sometimes I simply leave it lying around/in my email for a looooong time and suddenly I remember I had to do a review for that date. LOL So a lot of times I have to read a book in 1-2 days, luckily I'm a fast reader. :) 

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The Selection Series Re-Read

Since The One, the last installment in Kiera Cass' Selection Series, will be released on May 6th, I decided to do a re-read on all the novels and side stories :)
The Selection is one of my favourite stories right now and I definitely can't wait to finally read the last book!! How will everything end? I actually expect something unexpected, but who knows? It's so exciting. :)

For now I'll start my special Selection Time with an old review of the latest book: The Selection Stories.

Title: The Selection Stories: The Prince&The Guard
Author: Kiera Cass
Format: Paperback, 227 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Harper Teen
My rating: 5 stars
Before America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection... She was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger... And there was another girl an Prince Maxon's life.
The Selection Stories is a great read for everyone, who enjoyed The Selection and The Elite and is now totally looking forward for "The One"! :D

The Prince(Extended Version)
I already read that story a while ago, so almost nothing new here. I also have to admit I think Maxon's POV is kind of boring. The events described here are almost all the same as the ones happening in "The Selection" from America's POV. So nothing interesting here.
Actually I'd like to see some events happening in "The Elite" from Maxon's POV! That probably would be intresting. :)

The Guard
I have to admit I don't like Aspen that much. He seems like some kind of inconsequent guy, who at one time doesn't want to be with America and suddenly thinks he wants her back. Kind of stupid.(Sorry to all the Aspen fans out there!)
But I actually liked this side story. It starts during the stuff that happened to Marlee in "The Elite", so it's definitely not boring! I also loved how we get to know a lot of the stuff, that usually happens behind the scenes like what the king is planning etc.

The One 



Alright, nothing big happened, it's only a few chapters, so I actually can't say anything about The One yet. I finally want to read the whole thing!! :( Apparantly America will be finally trying properly to win the Selection and become people's favourite. Yay! :) In fact I'm afraid of the end though. What if it will be totally sad, because America loves Maxon, but realises that she isn't cut out to be a princess? Would be sooo horrible. :( Still can't wait to finally read it!! 


Bonus Material
I loved all the extra material in here!! (It was a great surprise)
There is an interview, the main character's family trees with their stories (Totally loveable!) and a Playlist for both "The Selection" and "The Elite", I'll definitely be using that one, while rereading the series! :) There is also some other small stuff giving background infos about the world of Illea.

To me the best part of this was actually the bonus material lol. But I still love this book, so yeah, I'm definitely giving 5 stars! :)