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Histoires Secrètes : la Reine et la Préférée

(The Selection 0.4, 3.5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  7,226 ratings  ·  392 reviews
On December 31st Kiera confirmed that this book won't be released, instead everything will be published in the happily ever after companion book in october

Two novellas set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, now available in print
Paperback, Collection R, 179 pages
Published October 21st 2015 by Robert Laffont (first published March 3rd 2015)
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Selina Since its called The HEIR and America is pregnant in the lately added The Epilogue it seems most likely so yes.
Madi ~☆TheBookNerdDiaries☆~ Yes, one of them will. Check her blog for a post about how preorders were cancelled. She will say what will be in it.
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Oh, WOW! The Queen and The Favorite were insanely good! I love each one of these stories so much but The Favorite is defentily my favorite!! I recommend them to EVERYONE who loves The Selection series as much as I do :)

The Queen: ★★★★✰

“You will be the only thing in this world that is truly mine. And I will put you on a pedestal so high, it will be impossible for anyone not to adore you.”

This was surprisingly a very delightful read. I have never liked Clarkson because he was always shown as a mean hurtful tyrant and although I still
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just really love "the Selection" books and even though the story is not over yet i miss it! Selection Stories 2 is a great added edition to the other books! I love Amberly`s story. She is just so selfless and sweet, when she was young. Clarkson and Amberly have such a pure and clear love that it brought tears to my eyes and i could not stop grinning. Marlee and Carter are a whole different story, literaly. Their journey was more painful but worth it. I loved their undeniable love, that goes be ...more
Yamina - IvoryBlue ❤️
Can't. Get. Enough. Of. This!!
Aug 15, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
OMG can't wait to read this!!!!
Isra Starr
The Queen: 2 Stars This one was actually very refreshing to read. It was nice to be able to see the teenage years of Queen Amberly and her experience with the selection. However, this also proved exactly what I was certain of; King Clarkson was a jerk even as a teenager. What made me happy was to see just how much Amberly loved him no matter what, and it made me really happy to see that Clarkson married her regardless of her caste and child-birthing capabilities, so I found myself a little bit surpri ...more
Jennifer Girard
It was better than I thought it would be! I loved the story about Marlee!
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-dutch
2 short, beautiful stories.
I like 'The Queen' better because of Amberly. And you find out why Clarkson so rude is to Maxon, later.
'The Favorite' was quite boring but the love made it interresting.
I will always love how smooth Cass' books are. I read this in one hour.
Morgane Moncomble
What can I say... ? *feeling nostalgic* It was the last book of the series I had not read yet, and now that it's over, all I want to do is REREADING "THE SELECTION" !!! Gosh, I miss Maxon and America so much.

These novellas were really great, I absolutely loved meeting the world of Illéa again. Kiera Cass has made a wonderful job and I am glad to know more about some characters of the original trilogy. Amberly, for example, who was very discreet in "The Selection". By reading her stor
Sabrina Wannet
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In only a short period of time I read this book and it truly amazed me.

From the beginning I was curious about queens Amberly's selection and in this book it has been told. Amberly lets me thinking about America only America loved another first and Amberly had been in love with her prince from the start :D .

Also I was happy to read Marlee her story because it had stopped so suddenly after punishment and I hated that.

And the best part was to read about the other
Autumn Iris
This book is likely not going to be published. According to Kiera Cass , "The Favorite and the paperback bind up of The Queen and The Favorite are no longer happening. At least, not in March. Why? Good question. One of the great things about the world of The Selection is that the more time I spend with it, the better it gets. It was amazing (if not a little weird) to see a young Clarkson through Amberly’s eyes, and it was a special opportunity for me to show you just how hard Aspen was fighting ...more
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for four hours in Barnes and Noble hidden in the kids section behind the Diary of the Wimpy Kid advertisement with my (too sugary) cotton candy frap. and some Nutella to go. I could not stop fangirling about all of the characters. My love for Queen Amberly grew, my obsession with Prince Maxon grew, my hatred for Aspen grew (sorry, I'm just holding a grudge), and my love for Marley grew. Everything grew with this book, along with my love for the Selection series. (THIS IS MY SECO ...more
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I either love novellas or I'm meh with them but this one I loved. I LOVED the fact she let us know where the girls are now or that we got perspective from The Maid, The Guard, The Queen and so many others. I know they aren't real but they become real in your head while you read about them and it's nice to find out what happened after the Selection was completed. Now on to The Heir. I have fallen in love with Kiera Cass's writing style and how she weaves her stories. I can't wait to read more by ...more
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked how everyone ended up happy. Maybe it was a bit too sugarcoated. But oh well.

And that interview with Kiera Cass was hilarious!

"Describe Amberly in six words.
Perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect...dead."
Mau Ablen
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading all about The Selection warms my heart :-) You should def read this before reading The Crown :-)
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was an amazing novella. It was short but at the end you had the entire experience of a full size book. I can't wait for the next book
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was really intresting to know more about Amberly and Clarkson. Marlee's story was heartbreaking and my favourite.
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sydney Springer
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly I could read another 12 novellas for this series
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the Story of Amberly and Prince Clarkson <3
I especially loved The Queen; I felt that I really connected with Amberly.
Sooooo.... I loved the Selection series so badly! I know a lot of people have mixed reviews when it comes to it though, they don't agree with the theme, or they can't stand America...
To be honest, I read the series going in with little expectations and I didn't analyze anything. I read it like I would read a simple Slice of Life book. That's probably the reason why I loved it so much.

With this companion, (which I read in French) we see the P.O.V of Marlee aka America's best friend.
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Queen ★★☆☆☆
The Favorite ★☆☆☆☆

Combined Rating: 1.5 stars

As you can tell by the low ratings I gave them both and them together, I hated both of these novellas. I regret reading them as they were both a waste of my time. I disliked these more than I disliked The Prince and The Guard by a LONGSHOT.

I don't recommend reading either of these stories, whether you are a long time fan of The Selection series or you are just starting out.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ummmmm... while I appreciate the idea of having stories from different perspectives, I felt like they all sounded the same. I also rolled my eyes at least six times, which isn't a good sign. The stories were all super cheesy and the patriarchal rules annoyed me. Obviously the entire story world is very hetero-normative and antiquated, but I felt like I was being repeatedly bashed on the head with those themes and I had to skim through some of it. Maybe I'm just too old for this world. The thing ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio book, and I was surprised that Amberly's voice had a strong accent! I guess she did come from "Honduagua", which sounds like Honduras and Nicaragua to me, but it never mentioned her possibly being Hispanic in the original series. Other than that, I thought the novella was all in all
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kiera-cass
I am writing the same recommendation to The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard and The Selection Stories: The Queen & The Favorite because if I recall correctly, those are both just one book.
It was really cool seeing the other people's point of view than just America's. It just make you understand you're favourite characters even more :D
Caroline Desnoyers
I found it interesting to see how Queen Amberly lived her selection and what she thought of Clarckson. Seeing what was happening before and after the punishment of Marlee and Carter and how Maxon helped him was good.
I loved this book, only small problem, I need more book on Maxon, America, Marlee, Aspen, Lucy ....
Donna Rutledge
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gives you the endings of all of the Selected that you have grown fond of. It gives you a picture of the queen and her story, the prince, the guard, Marlee's story, and two others that you met during the books that captivated you. This book is a true ending to the series and well worth reading.
Thanks for spoiling me, book. It says it is a short story between book 2 and 3 but it spoils the end of the trilogy. Why...?! I mean, it is completely obvious what will happen in the end but nonetheless...
The short story about Amberly was great though!
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Not a fan of The Queen. Couldn't get past the fact that the love interest is a horrible person. Also 'you do what I tell you to do' isn't exactly my favourite love connection.

The Favorite was much better. I've always liked Marlee, so it was really nice to see her story.
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