The Guard by Kiera Cass
Before America Singer met Prince Maxon . . .
Before she entered the Selection . . .
She was in love with a boy named Aspen Leger.
Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection trilogy. This brand new 64-page story begins just after the group of Selected girls is narrowed down to the Elite and is told from Aspen’s point of view. The Guard also features a teaser to The One, the thrilling conclusion to The Selection trilogy.1
The Guard is a novella from the perspective of Aspen. The Guard was released after The Elite and follows the events from that novel. This is the second novella released in the series, the previous being based on The Selection from Maxon’s point of view.
The novellas create more dimensions to the stories we already know and love. Following Aspen we get a glimpse into the inner workings of the castle and more interactions with the maids. There is also more conversations heard that following America would never have given us the opportunity to hear.
Aspen seems like the perfect man which makes the choice between Maxon and Aspen more difficult. He is strong, protective, smart, witty, funny, down to earth, good looking and sensitive. It’s the characters like Aspen that create the terms like Book boyfriends and why we love these reads. Despite all this I was still on Maxon’s side and did not sway to team Aspen.
If you are a fan of this series, the novellas are must read companions.
1. Book summary courtesy of Kiera Cass’s webpage