Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince (Aunt Dimity Series #18) by Nancy Atherton

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Published: April 18, 2013

When a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd recognizes it instantly.  It was the object that mesmerized the sweet but very poor nine-year-old Daisy Pickering at Sproggton Manor, the bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum Lori recently visited with her twin sons.

Hoping to avoid any real commotion, Lori decides to speak with the museum curator, who turns out to be oddly uninterested in the theft. But there’s not much that could be done anyway for the Pickerings seem to have come into some money and moved to Australia.

With Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly guidance, Lori’s search for the sleigh’s true owner leads her to a tangled web of secrets stretching from the finest English country estates back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution.

Review –

I love this series but didn’t find this book as interesting and attention grabbing as some of the others. It is still worth reading because of the chemistry of all the characters involved.

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The One (The Selection Series #3) by Kiera Cass

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Published: May 6, 2014

For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they’ve formed, rivalries they’ve struggled with and dangers they’ve faced have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives.

Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown – or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realises just how much she stands to lose – and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants. Now she’s made her choice . . . and she’s prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Review –

The Selection Series is fantastic and a perfect read for any age but I think teens would be the most likely candidates. The One is the final book in the trilogy and the prince has to finally make his choice for the girl who will become his princess. Along with the choice being made other things in the book that appealed to me are tea parties, gun fights, secrets, beautiful dresses and the friendships made between all the girls in the Selection. It’s a fast read, in fact all the books are and well worth a try. Happy reading! (The covers are beautiful too)

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The Prince (The Selection #1.5) by Kiera Cass

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Publication Date: March 5, 2013

Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the Selection . . .

Before Aspen broke America’s heart . . .

There was another girl in Prince Maxon’s life. . . .

Don’t miss this thrilling 64-page digital original novella set in the world of the New York Times bestselling novel The Selection. Also features a teaser to The Elite, Kiera Cass’s hotly anticipated sequel to The Selection.

 Review –
This is The Selection and The Elite told from the point of view of Prince Maxon.
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Cinder: (Book One in the Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

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Series: Lunar Chronicles | Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
 
 
Review –
I first noticed this book on my daughter’s reading blog and I trust her judgement most of the time when it comes to YA literature because it is her passion. She reads it,she reviews it, and she teaches it. So, I decided to read it because I hadn’t read any YA so far this year and I love fairy tales retold.  Let me tell you, this is a winner. It is Cinderella meets Sci Fi/dystopian, a time far far into the future, and Popular Mechanic/Terminator.  I liked it much more than I thought I would BUT was let down at the end.  I thought it was too abrupt.  To see what I mean you’ll have it read it for yourself and you won’t be sorry.
 
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