Before America Singer’s story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince….
Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon’s mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon’s parents met—and how an ordinary girl named Amberly became a beloved queen.
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**
Hello everyone! Welcome to 2015! Sorry I haven’t been updating my blog recently… I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write a blog post on a book until now. Without further adieu, here is my review on The Selection novella, The Queen. I previously have read all of the other Selection books, and after reading The One, I thought that the whole series was complete. When this novella came out, and news of a 4th book, I was just ecstatic. As soon as I heard of its existence, i knew I had to get it.
The novella is told in Queen Amberly’s perspective when she was going through the selection herself. I really loved her in all of the previous selection novels, however I have mixed thoughts about her now. Even though she was physically quite weak, I wanted… no. needed her to have more of a personality. Her character traits were quite bland and she seemed really submissive. Unlike America, she is not much of a fighter, but is willing to do whatever Clarkson says.
What I found really interesting was Clarkson. I really disliked his character in the previous books, but I thought that we go to understand him a LOT better in this novella. I feel bad for him because his parents are terrifying, however I’m not sure how he ended up being just as bad to Maxon.
As for the romance, I enjoyed it enough, but to me I didn’t really see a connection between Amberly and Clarkson. It seemed like there was more pity than love, and I just really couldn’t get my head around that.
Overall, I have mixed reviews about this novella. Kiera Cass KILLED it in the other Selection novels, however this one was quite average. Maybe its the length of the book or something else, but I felt like it was lacking in depth. 2.5/5 stars.
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** Hope you enjoyed reading my review of The Queen. If you have any requests of books you want me to read and review, please feel free to leave them in the comments 🙂