May 20, 2013

Memory Lane Monday: The Prince by Kiera Cass

Yes, it is that time of the week. The day we dread and wish would never come- Mondays. *Wipes tear* But have no fear, Memory Lane Monday is here! Every Monday, here at TheYABookworm, I'll do a special post called Memory Lane Monday. What's that you ask? Memory Lane Monday is a once-a-week post where I (or any other bloggers that wish to participate)  choose one book that I've previously read to be featured on that day. From the book chosen, I will pick two of my favourite quotes and write a little blurb containing my quick thoughts on the book. The books that I choose will not be books I've reviewed- since I've read so many books, I want to share with you my opinions on ones that I won't get the chance to fully review (because seriously, rereading dozens of books would take a year...or two)! Be sure to participate by leaving your "Memory Lane Monday" in the comments, or a link to your blog post with the hash-tag #YAMemoryLaneMonday on twitter :D

This week's Memory Lane Monday...
The Prince By: Kiera Cass

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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 to The Elite, Kiera Cass's hotly anticipated sequel to The Selection.

Top Two Favourite Quotes....
#1 “You’re the only person who really knows me. The only person I feel I truly know myself.”
“Knowledge isn’t love,” I contradicted.

#2  She was dazzlingly beautiful. Underneath thick lashes were eyes blue as ice, something cool to balance out the flames in her hair. I felt a strange flutter in my chest, like the glow of a fireplace or the warmth of the afternoon. It stayed there for a moment, playing with my pulse.


     The Prince by Kiera Cass is a novella that takes place before the events of The Selection. When I finished reading The Selection, I found myself desperate for something to hold me over until The Elite was out, and luckily for my sanity, The Prince was exactly what I needed!

     As a bookworm who considers herself to be a 100% Maxon fan, finding out The Prince solely revolved around Maxon made me do more then just a few happy dance moves (squealing and repeated running-in-circles may have been involved :P)! I feel like in this series, primarily in The Selection, we don't see Maxon open up a lot so I was really curious to see firsthand what his world is really like. I have to say, that I think it will be difficult for every reader not to feel sorry for Maxon because his life isn't as glamorous as it may seem. The Prince creates a vulnerability in Maxon's character that in addition to making him even more attractive than he already is, allows us to better understand his actions and words in The Elite. 

     The Prince is a novella I highly recommend to those of you who haven't read it already! Not reading the novella won't effect your understanding of The Selection and The Elite, but it does provide backstory that I think really adds something to the series! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Kiera Cass will write another novella set in this world to keep us all from going crazy as we wait for the final instalment in the Selection trilogy, The One. Have you read The Prince? What did you think about getting an in depth look into Maxon's past? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Happy Monday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

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