I know it’s not the weekend but as I was trying to rid myself of a headache I decided to relax with some good YA fiction. I am on page 11 of my research paper and working up the energy to push through this sucker so that it’s over by this weekend. Then, I can move on to my other two 15 pg papers. The joy of being a graduate student. Be jealous. NOT. Since these novellas are so short, the normal critique system is not really effective and so I’m going to do something a little different and just write my reactions 🙂 Hopefully you guys will enjoy this.
Firstly, just a friendly reminder that The Elite by Kiera Cass comes out on APRIL 23rd. Here is a Kindle link to pre-order or purchase–>Elite Pre-order. Don’t you love the cover? I don’t know if you’re counting down the date until the release but I feel like I’ve waited forever for this baby.
The Prince (A Selection Novella)- Kiera Cass
Prince Maxon be still my heart.
Seriously. There is something unbelievably adorable, sensitive, and endearing about Prince Maxon. This short novella, so so short, after 50 or so pages I wanted so much more. While Prince Maxon may not be as interesting as America, he is complex. Maxon doesn’t know whether his father loves him or is simply picking girls that will be good for the country not necessarily good for his son. When Maxon asks his father what will happen if he doesn’t fall in love with one of the 35 girls, he tells him to pick the least annoying one. For real? Great fatherly advice. Your son is terrified that he will fail the country and that he’s incapable of love because he has never experienced it and those are your words of wisdom? JERK.
The scene when Maxon first sees America in the moonlight when she runs away to the gardens. I LOVE MAXON’S REACTION! If you want to feel giddy, excited, and really girly, check out this scene.
I thought of how she acted last night, and realized she was a walking rebellion.
All I knew was, even if she wasn’t mine, I wanted to leave her with a smile.
For someone who claims to have no experience with love, Maxon hasn’t at this point ever even been kissed, he sure is a romantic. Maxon is charming, for all of his insecurities he really just wants to be a good person, to take pictures, and to fall in love with someone who doesn’t want him for his crown but only for himself.
If you want a glimpse into Maxon’s psyche definitely check this novella out. Here is the Kindle link –>The Prince it’s only $1.99.
Winter’s Passage (The Iron Fey, #1.5)- Julie Kagawa
“Okay, why is there a library at the back of a goth bar?” I asked, peering around at the books. “Spell books for the black arts? Recipes for human hors d’oeuvres?”
“I am the wolf at the door, the creature that stalked the girl in the red hood to grandma’s house. I am the wolf who becomes man, and man who is beast inside. My stories outnumber all the tales ever told, and you cannot kill me.”
Winter’s Passage for those few Kagawa fans who haven’t gotten around to reading it yet like myself, is set in the time between when Ash and Meghan embark towards Winter and her actual arrival at Queen Mab’s court. Meghan is being hunted by a deadly predator…you might have guessed it from the cover and the quote, the big bad wolf.
Ash. Oh, sweet, sexy, jaded, fey prince, as usual is a swoon worthy, angry, mood swingy, badass just full of sexual tension, annoyance, and smoldering lines.
The way he protects Meghan, and the scene where he saves her from freezing to death. Sweltering. That’s all I can say about that without giving too many details. For this alone it is definitely worth reading.
As usual the descriptions were all really beautiful 🙂
There were also some really awesome and very creepy things that are so morbidly sick they’re absolutely wonderful. The Dungeon. The crazy lady in the woods with the mutant baby and the way she feeds that baby. If you like scary, horror film type scenes that’s the scene for you.
My reactions to the scary factor ranged from
You can get Winter’s Passage on kindle right here –>Winter’s Passage it’s only $2.51. If you love Julie Kagawa or just sexy fey in general check it out!