New York Times bestselling author Kiera Cass of The Selection trilogy is coming to Manila for book signing events on August 3 at 4PM in National Book Store, Glorietta 1 and on August 4 at 3PM in the Activity Center of Ayala Center Cebu.
Described as “a cross between The Hunger Games… and The Bachelor” by Publishers Weekly, The Selection tells the story of America Singer who is chosen to be one of the 35 girls to compete in the Selection to win the heart of Prince Maxon and be Illea’s next queen. For America, at first, being Selected is a nightmare—she has to leave her secret love Aspen, a caste below her, and to live in a palace that is threatened by violent rebel attacks. But meeting the prince changes everything she believes in.
In The Elite, the sequel which came out in April, only six girls remain to compete for the crown and only one will get to marry Prince Maxon. As the Selection is narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are more determined to win Maxon over, and time is running out for America to decide. She is still torn between her two futures—to be with Maxon or to be with Aspen.
Kiera Cass was born and raised in South Carolina and currently resides in Blacksburg, Virginia with her husband and two kids. Her other works include the self-published novel The Siren and the short story In the Clearing, which is included in the anthology Brave New Love. The One, the final book in The Selection trilogy, will hit shelves in May 2014.
These events are made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati, the official residence of Kiera Cass in Manila, and Ayala Center Cebu.
The Selection and The Elite are available for P349 each in National Book Store, Powerbooks and Bestsellers branches. Shop online at nationalbookstore.com. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for the latest events, promos and contests.
Airiz: I’ve been hearing lots of good things about this series, but since I still have that ever-present tower of un-reads looming somewhere in the jungle of my room—most of them falling under the YA genre—I’ve put a halt on buying more. But I’ll be sure to grab a copy of the first book just to see what’s it’s all about. I think I would like to meet the author. :)
Info by NBS.