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After falling in love with America Singer and Maxon Schreave, you may have a love triangle hangover that won’t go away. The cure, of course, is to find other books like The Selection! While there is nothing quite like Kiera Cass’s fearful and tearful characters and the prose that turns pages, there are many others who can fill the void Maxon left behind. Discover books to read if you like The Selection below!

The selection series by Kiera Cass

The Selection series consists of three books: The Selection, The Elite and The One. Two more books about the daughter of the original protagonist named The Heir and The Crown turned the trilogy into a series. Kiera Cass also wrote several short stories from the perspective of various characters we encounter in the novels of The Selection. They include:

  • The guard
  • The prince
  • The Queen
  • The favourite

You can read all of the novels in a book called Happily Ever After: Companion to the Selection Series or individually on your Kindle.

Books by Kiera Cass to read after the selection

Kiera Cass has a unique writing style that is difficult to replicate. The first place to look when trying to find books like The Selection is their backlist.

The siren from Kiera Cass

Before The Selection existed, Kiera Cass had come up with a world torn from mythology. Originally published independently, her newly published first novel follows a siren named Kahlen who longs to be more than a killer on duty at the seaside. How many more does she have to drown before she is free? When she meets Akinli, a human boy she has always dreamed of, she must find a way to save them both.

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Beautifully written, this stand-alone romance will captivate fans of the Little Mermaid and Greek mythology.

Kiera Cass’s fiancée

In Kiera Cass’ latest royal love duology, King Jameson is the kingdom’s most coveted bachelor and has kept Lady Hollis Brite in check. She is thrilled to become the next queen and live happily with her prince, but when a mysterious citizen walks into the castle, Hollis wonders if the life she always wanted is worth the cost.

The next episode, The Betrayed, will be released on July 6, 2021.

Fantasy Romance books like the selection

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Miri lives a simple life with her family in a small village on the edge of the kingdom. But when the king’s priests suspect that the next princess will come from their village, Miri’s world will be turned upside down. Now she and the rest of the teenage girls living in the village must attend a princess academy to learn how to be regal and fight for the prince’s hand.

Heaven in the Deep By Adrienne Young

If you’ve enjoyed Kiera Cass’s quick dialogue and the vivid universe of stories, you will love Adrienne Young’s masterful dialogue and world building.

Eelyn has trained her entire life to fight against her clan’s greatest rivals, the Riki Clan. However, nothing could have prepared her for who would show up in the middle of the fight: the brother she saw die five years ago. Struggling with her conflicting feelings of joy in seeing the brother she believed lost and the betrayal she felt in seeing him fight for the enemy, she is caught in the chaos. Detained as a prisoner in a Riki village, she plans to escape. But when the village is attacked by legendary invaders, she will have to fight those she should hate.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

In Stutenwelt everyone is judged by the color of their blood, and as a red she belongs to the lowest caste. The silver-blooded elites have supernatural abilities that enable them to control the lower castes. Tensions rise in Mares’ rural village as the Reds increasingly refuse to bow to Silvers.

When Mare shows her own skills while being charged with theft before the King of the Silver Court, she is immediately married to one of the King’s sons and died a lost Silver Princess. Mare uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard, a group of red rebels who want to overthrow the king. But when the rebellion reaches unstoppable heights, Mares heart can undo them all.

Cinderella is dead by Kalynn Bayron

200 years ago Cinderella fell in love with her prince and lived happily ever after. The annual ball tradition continues, and teenage girls are required to attend and show themselves off before the eligible men of the kingdom.

Sophia doesn’t want to take part in the ball in all her glory. She wants to marry her childhood friend, Erin. When she escapes the ballroom and finds herself in Cinderella’s mausoleum, she discovers a secret that can overthrow the king.

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Lou fled her circle two years ago and has been running ever since. Reid is a Church witch hunter. When Lou plays a wicked prank and they get married, Lou finds protection from her circle in front of the institution dedicated to the killing of her kind.

Despite his prejudice against her, Reid can’t deny his growing feelings for Lou. But can he put his hatred aside to save them both?

The lost queen by Signe Pike

It’s early medieval Britain. Emrys Pendragon wins battles with the man who would be Merlin by his side. Languoreth wishes she could go into battle with her brothers, but she has to marry the Christian Prince Rhydderch and unite the kingdoms. But when her brothers travel home and she meets Maelgwn, one of Emry’s knights, she has to wonder how much she is willing to sacrifice for Britain’s future.

A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas

Nineteen year old huntress Feyre kills animals all the time. But when she kills a wolf in the forest one night, a creature appears who demands retribution for her death. She was stolen from her world and forced to live with her kidnapper in the legendary Fairieland. Darkness threatens to overwhelm the magical realm, and Feyre must be its improbable heroine. In this sexy romantic fantasy, Maas takes you on a ride that you don’t want to get off.

The Shadows Between Us By Tricia Levenseller

The recently crowned Shadow King is looking for a wife, and Alessandra will do anything to get his attention. Your plan is simple: make him fall in love with her, get the crown, and kill the king. But when attempts are made in his life, their plan is no longer so simple. Now she has to protect him long enough to become queen and not lose her heart in the process.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Liesel grew up with the legendary Goblin King, who rides once a year in search of his bride. But she finds it hard to believe in anything magical and mysterious when she works in her parents’ inn, where nothing ever happens.

However, when the Goblin King steals her sister and Liesel has to descend into the underworld to save her, she discovers that everything she has ever heard is true. Nobody stays alive in the underworld for long, and when she battles the clock to bring her sister back to Earth, Liesel wonders if she wants to leave the stunning Goblin King behind.

Paper and Fire Girls By Natasha Ngan

Ten years ago, the king’s guards dragged Lei’s mother out of her home to an unknown fate. She and her father live in a remote village and try to forget the trauma of that day. Then the guards return and find the girl with the golden eyes: Lei herself.

The Bells By Dhonielle Clayton

Camellia lives in Orleans, where everyone is born gray and damned. Belles are the most desirable girls in the country because they alone have the power to turn others into beauties.

Camellia dreams of being chosen by the Queen of Orleans as one of her personal Belles. But when the Queen asks Camellia to use her powers to save the sick princess, she discovers that court life is more treacherous and deadly than she could have imagined.

Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

The rulers of Elsira and Lagrimar have been vying for rule for centuries. For many years the cloak, a magical veil that separates the two countries, has kept peace. But now that it starts to crack, Lagrimar is at war with her old rival.

Jasminda lives a lonely life in the Elsiran countryside. That is, until the day Lagrimarian soldiers and an Elsiran spy enter their village. Earthsong’s magical gift that led to her social exile proves invaluable in her task of finding the queen who sleeps, the only one who can save the nation from destruction.

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