Friday Finds (1): The Selection by Kiera Cass

After reading about The Elite by Kiera Cass on the Great Munchie Reads blog, i was pretty much immediately drawn to add the first book, The Selection, on my (ever growing) to read pile.

 For thirty-five girls, the  Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. – From Goodreads



Waiting on Wednesday (1): Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

First time participating on a meme! Today’s pick is from one of my favourite YA authors, Jennifer L. Armentrout and it’s none other than the 4th book of the Covenant series…Apollyon!

Not only does the cover make me drool (look at it, it’s oozing sexy and awesome!) but the Covenant series is one of my current favourites! It’s previous book, Deity which i had just read and reviewed a couple of days ago has left me wanting for so much more. April 2013 seems like a punishment for wanting it so much!

Alex is now 18… and nothing will ever be the same again. War is coming, and when the gods are involved, no one is safe. – From Goodreads

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine!