Review: The Favorite (The Selection #2.6) by Kiera Cass


Title:  The Favorite
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins 10/13/15
Length:  56 pages
Series:  The Selection #2.6


While America Singer’s heart was torn between Aspen and Prince Maxon, her friend Marlee knew exactly what she wanted—and paid the price.

Revisit the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series in this digital original novella. Told from Marlee’s point of view, this all-new 64-page story returns to the fateful Halloween when Marlee and Carter were discovered and reveals how that night—and Prince Maxon—changed their lives forever.

The Favorite also features a teaser to The Siren!

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My Thoughts

I love this series and i think that since we were already so invested in Marlee throughout America’s journey, and then once again when we got into the spin off series with Eadlyn.  I feel like Marlee had so much more to offer, that a novella is great, but i feel like maybe we were cheated a bit since this was just a bit of a brush off when we got into the whole situation.

I love that we got to see how Marlee and Carter got together, since we knew only that it happened, but not that there was a fall that he took care of her for, that he was romantic and brought her flowers and that there was so much conflict internally for both of them as to what to do.  There was a bit of confusion though with how our great author depicted things since there was a flash back bit and then a fast forward, and i’m just confused.

So all that being said, we definitely get a sweet bit of the story – i loved that we got to see the changes that Maxon and America started to put into place once they became the king/queen roles, and i think it’s a good lead in to the spin off series.  I wish we had more, but it was enjoyable none the less.  Happy Thursday all!

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