Because I love The Selection Series, I knew that this was a collection I wanted to get my hands on. I had already read two of the stories when they were released – “The Queen” and “The Prince” – so I was a tiny bit worried that it wouldn’t be worth buying this book (since I had already bought and read those two novellas). I shouldn’t have worried – there was plenty of new stories (my favorites were “The Favorite” and The scenes from “Celeste”, as well as the new epilogue to “The One”) and I found the collection to be, as a whole, a fantastic addition to the series. The illustrations were beautiful, and I enjoyed getting to read several new perspectives, and to get to revisit old friends from the series. It made the books more real to me, and got me excited for “The Heir” and “The Crown,” which is coming out this May. In fact, I don’t know if I would have read “The Heir” anytime soon if this collection hadn’t renewed my love for the series.
Definitely worth a read-through for anyone who was a fan of the original Selection Series books.
Rating: 4.6 stars