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 64-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.
*SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE SELECTION YET*
I originally read this in March 2013 when it first came out but I’m re-reading it because The Selection Stories came out recently.
I really liked this novella because it gives a different perspective to the books to understand the internal conflicts between another main character besides America. It gives insight to Maxon’s life; in The Selection, Maxon isn’t shown as the person that is in The Prince, it’s much more personal.
Even though this novella is #0.5, I think it would be best to read The Selection first, just because you have background on the events that happened in more detail as being told by the main character. The Prince is best as just additional information. I still think Kiera Cass is a genius.
Kiera Cass has written such a beautiful world and such beautiful characters, especially after reading the second book in The Selection trilogy, The Elite. The characters have a depth that makes the reader go through so many emotions. If a writer can make a reader feel something, then they’re doing their job.
The Prince was a very insightful view inside Maxon’s mind and life that is very crucial to the rest of the series.
Maxerica (Maxon and America) moments: