The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection #3)

The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen. America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America [...]


The Elite by Kiera Cass (The Selection #2)

Cover Design: I absolutely adore the crown emblem used in both books’ titles.  It conveys ‘beauty pageant’ and ‘contest’ without saying anything else.  Book covers should tell the story for you before you crack the cover open.  This one tells me that this fiery-haired beauty (who we learn is America Singer) is in a competition [...]

The Selection by Kiera Cass (The Selection #1)

In The Selection we are introduced to America Singer, who comes from a musical family and is in one of the poorest castes imaginable, a Five.  Although America is in love with Aspen Leger, a Six, marrying below your caste as a female is not only frowned upon by society, it dooms you to a [...]

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #3)

What can I say about Mockingjay, the third and last act in the explosive Hunger Games Trilogy ... it's a piece of work. Catching Fire Spoilers!! [spoiler]Katniss and Peeta have survived the Quarter Quell but Peeta is now (essentially) a prisoner of war in the Capitol, tortured and used to talk down Katniss and District 13 from the [...]

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #2)

During the tour, we are reunited with Effie, Haymitch and Peeta, Cinna and the fabulous fashionistas, and we meet some of the past winners including the cunning Finnick. This year is the 75th annual Hunger Games and as a special treat, the contestants this year will be drawn from each district's pool of past winners. [...]

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #1)

A friend first told me how great the Hunger Games was and I dismissed it, prematurely, as a YA novel, much in the same vein of Twilight as fantasy YA books goes.  I couldn't have been more wrong. The country is divided into the capital (based in the Rockies) and thirteen districts, each in charge of [...]