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The Prince & The Guard: The Selection Stories | [Kiera Cass]

The Prince & The Guard: The Selection Stories

Before America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection...she was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger.... And there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. Step inside the world of the number-one New York Times best-selling Selection series with these two captivating novellas. Also includes additional scenes from The Prince, a teaser to The One, a Q&A with author Kiera Cass, and more!
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Publisher's Summary

Before America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection...she was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger.... And there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life.

Step inside the world of the number-one New York Times best-selling Selection series with these two captivating novellas.

Also includes additional scenes from The Prince, a teaser to The One, a Q&A with author Kiera Cass, and more!

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2014 Kiera Cass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    AudioAddict 02-08-14
    AudioAddict 02-08-14

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Through the eyes of the guys"

    STORY (YA romance) - I have been anxiously awaiting the release of The One and was pleased to find that Kiera Cass decided to give us something to placate us in the meantime. This book is two separate novellas that give the viewpoints of Maxon and Aspen. If you've been following The Selection series, you will know it's about a competition between 35 young girls wishing to become the wife of Prince Maxon. The main character, America, is in the competition but still has feelings for her old BF Aspen, who is a guard at the palace and watching the competition unfold. It's the ultimate love triangle, not to mention all the tension between the competitors. (Do you watch The Bachelor on TV?)

    This book is enjoyable, but there's really nothing new that happens. It's basically the same story as The Selection and The Elite, but it tells where the guys were and what they were doing/thinking when events occurred. You will hear how nervous Maxon was about the competition and how he accidentally met America before it started and liked her immediately. Aspen's perspective is basically about his devotion to "Mare" (nickname for America) and his dislike for Prince Maxon.

    If you love this series as I do, you might want to hear these short novellas but, as I said, the story doesn't really progress from the ending of the last book. There's a preview of The One at the end but, again, nothing really new happens.

    PERFORMANCE - The stories of Maxon and Aspen each have a different narrator. They both do good jobs, though I think they pronounce the name of the country differently than Amy Rubinate. Amy is back to narrate the preview at the end.

    OVERALL - If you are thinking about listening to this series, don't start here. Start with The Selection and then hear The Elite. The series is easy listening, romantic and thoroughly enjoyable. There is no sex and only a little mild violence, so it's recommended for all ages. Not a book for guys.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 03-01-14
    Katheryne MD, United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "A great companion for fans of the Selection"

    If you are a fan of the Selection Trilogy then this is a great little nugget to get before the release of "The One". It doesn't add anything new to the storyline but it does give an inside look into the mind of Maxon (the prince) and Aspen (the guard). Not to mention the sneak peek section is well worth the purchase. This was a quick and enjoyable listen.

    4 stars!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jeannie Key colorado 12-09-14
    Jeannie Key colorado 12-09-14 Member Since 2011

    jeannie

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    "this was not worth the time"
    What would have made The Prince & The Guard better?

    The other 3 books in this series were fun. This one was just a repeat of everything and not done well. The words were pronounced differently. Even the country was pronounced differently than in the other 3 books which was distracting.


    Has The Prince & The Guard turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    pronounced things differently than the first 3 books


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Prince & The Guard?

    the entire book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nikita Earle USA 07-08-14
    Nikita Earle USA 07-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Really Cool"
    What did you love best about The Prince & The Guard?

    To see the insight of Maxon and Aspen's point of view's during the Selection.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole thing. I liked that we got to see their side of the story and what goes on behind the scene.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I liked them both.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You've seen America's world. Now see Maxon and Aspen's.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 03-30-14
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 03-30-14

    Parks Horseshoeing

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    "This is a FILLER book..."
    Any additional comments?

    This book was very short and also very good. It was the MALES point of view for books 1 and 2 in the series.

    The main thing that annoyed me was that even as a filler book, it was very short and left a lot of potential out. This book felt like it started strong and ended FAST.

    I'm not sure if it was worth buying. I suppose it was since I liked the series so far.

    If your on the fence about the first 2 books, I would wait for the next book seeing as how this one is just a EXTRA FILLER.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dasarae Locust Grove, VA, United States 03-27-14
    Dasarae Locust Grove, VA, United States 03-27-14
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    "LOVE!"
    What did you love best about The Prince & The Guard?

    The Prince's POV was a fantastic idea.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We learned more about the feelings of the Prince.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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