WHAT? Coming out May 2017? Dramabeans y u introduce this so early, now I'm gonna die waiting. (ﾉಠдಠ)ﾉ︵ WHAT? Coming out May 2017? Dramabeans y u introduce this so early, now I'm gonna die waiting. (ﾉಠдಠ)ﾉ︵┻━┻ ...more
My heart right now is so broken but content at the same time and I honestly just don't know what to feel. *lies on floor* The first two books of thisMy heart right now is so broken but content at the same time and I honestly just don't know what to feel. *lies on floor* The first two books of this series were so action packed with just the right amount of beautiful heart-breaking romance but this one- this one just- jus- idk what to say. The action made me gasp in awe the story of Day and the war was the most thrilling thing ever. And the whole climax and ending made me kjdhwkjchkvhda with tears. The way everything was set, planned out and executed: this book is splendidness.
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At the beginning, I felt so confused because there seemed to three main female protagonists-- the one that was the good wife, the beach lover girl, anAt the beginning, I felt so confused because there seemed to three main female protagonists-- the one that was the good wife, the beach lover girl, and the one that seemed to be in the middle of a battle. As I read more and more, I started making out little things and it felt like an unraveling mystery book more then anything, ha! Given that the book is called Archetype, I should have realized what the reason for the seemingly three (view spoiler)[(two?) (hide spoiler)] protagonists was, but I never even saw what came at me. Even without that shock though, I was already deep in the book. I didn't know who to believe, who to trust, who was lying and who wasn't. I... I felt like I was the protagonist, and the lines between evil and love were so blurred even I couldn't make them out. I have no idea what'll happen in the next book but I can't wait to get my hands on it! Totally exciting book, 10/10!["br"]>...more
Ooh, didn't know this was a popular book when I randomly picked it from a library shelf. Well, not completely randomly- I was already debating betweenOoh, didn't know this was a popular book when I randomly picked it from a library shelf. Well, not completely randomly- I was already debating between two other books before I saw this one and being the sucker for beautiful dresses/ball gowns that I am, I put the other two down in favor of this. LOL, I kept taking out the other books in the series and admiring their covers as well. I feel so shallow OTL.
The Selection was the sort of story that my inner girlie little girl would've dreamed of- a prince saving you from your heartbreak by sweeping you off your feet, wearing pretty dresses, rags to riches, etc etc. America was so relatable. I understood her anger, happiness and other things she did from a deep part of myself, and I even questioned if I would have done things her way if I was in her place. I have respect for America and believe she would make a great queen. I rooted for her for that reason more than because she was the protagonist. At least until someone comes into the palace.
Now lets fast forward backwards to this person, Aspen. I fell in love with him. He was so charming and he gave her those sweet little pennies and he sacrificed their love so she could have a less rougher future. How swoon-worthy is that?
And when Cass wrote that this charming, amazing, beautiful boy was sending off America with a hand on another girl's waist, I was devastated. Maybe even as much as America, and I fumed for falling for him like she did.
And then... and then it turns out it was a misunderstanding, one so stupid that I just wanted to throw the book against the wall. HOW COULD ALL THIS STORY HAVE HAPPENED BECAUSE OF THE ONE STUPID MISUNDERSTANDING. SIGH. I didnt want America to be a princess anymore, especially because Aspen was right there watching America canoodle with Maxon.
Ugh, Maxon, why don't you just go marry Kriss or some other chick who loves you.
Now, a little part of me still wants the Maxon-America thing happening just for the princess title. But Aspen is a Two now too and two is almost as good as one. I actually have read the second book and am about 1/4th through the third one, and I'm more torn about this whole thing even tho America seems pretty sure of what she wants....more
Haha, as soon as I started it there was so much unrelated info about William and Elizabeth that I instantly wondered if there was a previous book wri Haha, as soon as I started it there was so much unrelated info about William and Elizabeth that I instantly wondered if there was a previous book written about them. Sure enough, there was. Anyways, putting aside my spidey senses, this was a pretty good book.
Although it was a romance novel, it didn't feel like romance was the main focus. It was more about our protagonist's hopes and dreams and freedom and future. I really liked Hope's character, and totally supported her in fighting for her future. She was born into the lifestyle of a prostitute, and after fighting so hard to overcome her childhood she became an esteemed courtesan.
In comes Robert, who, despite the author repeatedly calling to attention his handsomeness, did not in any way make me swoon. Hope's and Robert's relationship seemed to be mainly sexually focused, and I honestly don't remember any good conversation they had where they got to know each other. And him choosing revenge over the only happiness his life had ever seen at the end of the book kinda made me lose much of the respect I had for him, although thank goodness he came to his senses. I get it, though. It was the misunderstanding they had to have before they both realized they loved each other before anything else. Overall, great ending for a book with a good story. Probably would read the other books in the series if I came across them....more