I'm Kiki and my main objective for this blog is to go through with you, the reader, the books I am reading- as well as giving those tough old criticisms. Of course, if you have already scrutinised this blog quite a lot already, you would already know that this is true. So far I have read 20 books during this year. Yeah, I know not as much as the book tubers which on average they read 100 each year. But I'm not perfect- I'm only human! So who will be my first victim I see? I'm only joking! The first author who will be under my scrutiny will be the delightful and funny Kiera Cass with her entries including The Selection, The Elite and The One. Here we go...
Genre: Dystopian Romance
The Selection!- 3 stars
Throughout the whole of this book there was little going on. Probably because of the fact that there is two more books afterwards, and Kiera is trying to prolong the time when the action actually does happen, which is probably so then it isn't rushed and becomes dull to the reader very quickly. The book cover itself gives quite a lot away, especially with America actually going into the competition- as there is a big hint with the spectacular blue dress that she is wearing. This annoys me quite a lot with the fact that illustrators do this a lot now on young adult book covers, spoiling it. Every time I see something like this, it makes me think, don't you believe that we don't have an imagination anymore? Or is it the fact that everyone can agree with the actor/actress when the book is optioned for a film?
Such a pretty cover! One of the huge factors concerning on the real reason on why I have bought it! It was also because I wanted to be in the Kiera Cass fan base community, and share the love! Even though it wasn't how I wanted the story to be, I will still recommend it to those who prefer dystopian romance, and I am soon to lend out my copy!
The Elite!- 3 stars
To be honest, it felt like there was not much in this book. At some points I felt like they could have intertwined the last two books together. But both you and I know that it wouldn't at all be very practical. It was also very undignified on how Marlee left the competition, besides quite a few of the girls left in that type of way.
It is great to see the fact on how the tension is rising within the palace between King Clarkson and America, it gives a lot more than just, eat, sleep, talking to maids and walking with Maxon all of the time. You could also see that America and Maxon's relationship is becoming much closer. Especially with the fact with how Maxon didn't kill Marlee and she is still with them at the palace but under cover.
The One!- 4 stars
Well, I really do hate those rebels! The fact that they kept on reappearing just began to get on my nerves. It is like is this all that is going to be said about the whole book about rebels? Then again it shows what really could happen behind closed doors of the public. It could just easily happen to any royal family- simples!
I really do love on the way on how things do end in the whole of this book, with the fact that Maxon gets America. But the thing that really surprised me is that Aspen walks her down the isle of the wedding ceremony. It's nice to see this sort of stuff in characters, if they have been the main characters love interest- in some ways ideas like this is just perfect. It was also fantastic on how Maxon proposes to America in the end. It is so sweet. The fact that Maxon nearly proposed to Kriss nearly made my heart break that I knew that he really wanted America but in a way she betrayed his trust. Which I must say did annoy me with the fact of how she was with Aspen, when she should be with Maxon sometimes. But hey! Not everyone is perfect!