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Tellulah Darling

Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

I expected to hate The Selection so was pleasantly surprised

The Selection  - Kiera Cass

I'd expected to hate this book so was pleasantly surprised. That said, there were issues. The "dystopian" and yes, I intend the quotes aspect of it was so contrived. Caste system, okay I understand but

why was there no sex before marriage? This didn't appear to be a religious country. Was it just to add some kind of conflict and jeopardy or something? Also, I couldn't understand why people were out there suffering as they were. The queen was from the people, the prince seemed like a caring guy, and there was just no sense of the king so why was this society continuing to be set up the way it was?

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Finally, the love triangle annoyed the crap out of me. I'm not actually sure I want her to end up with either guy. But if she keeps crying then maybe she deserves one.


All of which, as I'm writing it, makes me wonder why I even gave it a 3. But that's the feeling I had going into this review, so I'll stick with it.