Tag: The Selection

Goodreads Book Tag

Goodreads Book Tag

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC day!  Today, for you other history nerds out there, is the Ides of March.  So, um, if your name is Julius Caesar… watch your back!  FUN FACT.  One of the reasons the Ides of March was important to the Romans, because it was a day they used to settle debts.  Now, I think most Romans probably settled financial debts… but Brutus and Cassius took it to the next level. This morning, I’m bringing you the Goodreads Book Tag!  I’m going to preface it by apologizing for any out-of-date answers… this is […]

Posted March 15, 2019 in Tags // 8 Comments //
Candy Hearts, ARC Attack, & Busyness – February Wrap Up!

Candy Hearts, ARC Attack, & Busyness – February Wrap Up!

The end of February always throws me off.  it feels like we should have another week, right?  But the end is nigh and March is upon us.  March is my least favorite month of the year, largely because we get hit with the worst of the winter weather in March.  Fortunately I have a contingency plan for that and plan to spend a week of March in the Caribbean. 10/10 I recommend this winter escaping tactic. In the meanwhile, let’s talk books. 😉 Okay, okay.  I know.  This looks bad, right?  Especially bad for being on a book buying ban.  I […]

Posted February 25, 2019 in Checking In // 3 Comments //
The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass

I think that The Selection should bother me a lot more than it does. First of all, there’s the story of how the author and her agent made a reviewer feel unsafe after a less than favorable review.  Then there’s the fact that this book is correctly pitched as a dystopian, YA version of The Bachelor.  And it is.  And I don’t like The Bachelor.  So by my usual standards, The Selection should really be a generous three star read. But I enjoy it enough?  I’m going to try to explain why. The Selection doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not.  It’s a super […]

Posted February 23, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Selection Debacle:  A Timeless Reminder to Be Respectful to Each Other

The Selection Debacle: A Timeless Reminder to Be Respectful to Each Other

How many of you remember The Great Selection Debacle of 2012? I think all this probably happened before many folks in my corner started book blogging, but I’m sure there’s a handful of you who have heard about it.  I bring this up again not because of any particular incident, nor because I think people should burn everything written by Kiera Cass (I’ve read the first three Selection books twice).  I bring it up because I think it’s important to remember the effects of disrespecting one another’s place in this community. So gather ’round, loves.  Pull up a chair and get […]

Posted September 14, 2018 in Memes // 9 Comments //
Why Aren’t There Girly Girls in YA Anymore?

Why Aren’t There Girly Girls in YA Anymore?

With the rise of modernity, we come to a world in YA literature where all proper heroines are gleefully trading in their gowns for breeches.  But why? Because dresses are a symbol of gentle femininity, of demure responses and calculated flirtations?  While I am all for the rise of the strong woman in YA, I am a little confused as to why this means our fearless YA heroines cannot embrace their femininity with pride. I am not a girly girl.  Not in the least.  I thrive upon lazy autumn days with combat boots and blue jeans and tank tops and one […]

Posted January 27, 2018 in Reading // 22 Comments //
The Triangular Tragedy of YA Fiction

The Triangular Tragedy of YA Fiction

Any reader will be hardpressed to find a novel with a female protagonist whose romantic relationship doesn’t overflow the entire plot.  Authors embrace this formula for heartbreak and success in a variety of ways:  Anita Blake author Laurell K. Hamilton overthrew her supernatural plot of necromancy and sleuthing to highlight Anita’s relations as the only plot; The Selection‘s Kiera Cass made the plot a season of popular television show, The Bachelor.  In the case of Katniss Everdeen, author Suzanne Collins writes her protagonist as a person who both calculates the potential relationships as well as pushing them aside as momentarily distracting and […]

Posted October 7, 2016 in Reading // 0 Comments //