During the first book, The Selection, America talked about how difficult the competition was, how torn she is with the two loves of her life. Now, it's Maxon's turn. It's a refreshing story for me, to read about a regal, who is gallantly humble. Most would usually be known as arrogant. It's cute that Maxon had issues to deal with yet he doesn't lose that composure, which reminds me of Edward Cullen. The way he took care of the Selected girls without expecting in return made me say 'Awww'. In a way, it made me think he's one of those rich-yet-lonely type of guys ( he lives in a big castle with his parents without siblings nor playmates). While reading his story, questions popped on my mind. Is he really in love? Or he's just lonely? Or maybe he's just curious as to the feeling of having someone care for how he feels? Because it's a Novella, of course it is short, but I was kind of disappointed that it ended on the part wherein on The Selection, it was only mid-way of the story. Then again, it's kind of nice, to be able to see the love interest of the main character's point of view.
Rating: 2 of 5 Stars.