by Kiera Cass
Also by this author: The Selection, The One
Published by HarperCollins
on May 6th 2014
Genres: Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Royalty, Young Adult
Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Elite is a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction, fairy tales, and reality TV. This second book in the bestselling Selection series will enchant teens who love Divergent and The Bachelor. The paperback also includes a sneak peek at The One—the thrilling third novel in the Selection series!In America Singer’s world, a bride is chosen for the prince through an elaborate, televised competition. In The Elite, America is one of only six girls left in the running. But is it Prince Maxon—and life as the queen—that she wants? Or is it Aspen, her first love?The Elite delivers the adventure, glamour, political intrigue, and romance that readers of The Selection expect, and continues the love triangle that captivated them.
Hello my sweet bumblebees!
‘Tis a hard time in America’s life as she had to make some tough, tough decision:
♥Childhood love and now super buff soldier Aspen?
♥Or equally hot, rich prince that is devoted to her?
So which side she will choose is beyond me–》I totally lie. I cheated and read the synopsis for the third book to see who America would end up with. (I’m a rebel like that. You no judge me.)
But WHAT THE HECK would I DO if forced to make a decision like that? I don’t even know what I want to be when I grow up and I’m 23… –> ’tis sad but I speaks the truth.
Just like in the first novel, this one has a bunch of frilly cute dresses that I can’t even fantasize about wearing in my dreams. I’m not a huge fan of the dress in this cover but….meh, to each their own. To each their own.
Things are GOING DOWN with the king especially since America is growing wiser and by help of Maxon, now has the history of Illea in her hands by means of this super cool book. You see, the history of their country was always covered up but now America has the power in her hands now that she is learning about it. –》Mad drama to ensue because of this.
I didn’t like how America A.K.A. “Mer.” kept bouncing back from Aspen to Maxon and then the sad cycle started all over again. I suppose the drama had to come from somewhere? So….
But I would have liked for her to have grown some woman cahoonas AND MADE HER FREAKING CHOICE ALREADY. But I can definitely see where she is coming from. I mean, the girl has to choose from the RICH PRINCE. A.K.A. THE RICH PRINCE WHO I WANT TO MARRY. (DID I MENTION HE WAS RICH?) –》Sorry for yelling. But she has to choose between the prince and her childhood love, Mr. Aspen, whom she still harbors romantic feelings for. She has it tough guys. She has it so tough.
†America- Lovely as always. She just had a lot going on while struggling to find out who she is, what she wants in her life, constantly worried about her family, and doubting herself and sometimes, even her existence—’tis enough to make your brain implode if you ask me.
†Maxon– I loved his whole “sacrifice-anything-for-America” attitude and it really shows his devotion to her and who’s much he is willing to risk if he can stand up to his dad (THE KING) who, for some reason, kind of freaks meh out.
†Aspen-He’s still head over heels for America even though she believed his feelings had vaporated into thin air when she was called for The Selection. This time he is back and ready to win his boo-boo back.
†Celeste: If I haven’t mentioned it before. She can kick rocks.
†Kriss: I wanted to THROAT PUNCH HER. Only, that wouldn’t have solved anything I’m afraid. I wanted to like her, I really did, but the fact that she was running for the prince’s heart too kind of made me dislike her by default if that makes the slightest bit of sense? Orrrr, maybe I’m just a despicable human being
and if so you should totally let me know.
America really proved herself and I want to say she sort of showed character development towards the end? But then she would doubt herself and allow her insecurities control her, and then bounce back to Aspen when things got too complex with Maxon. –》Not a fan of those America moments. STAND UP FOR YO SELF GIRL!!
Emmmm…I don’t know about you guys but…well, you see.. I like to have at least some swoony make out scenes in my YA books. I tend to read in upper YA and NA, so I was sorely disappointed that this book only “grazed” those moments. I WANTS MORE. SO MUCH MORE.
Even though the sequel fell flat for me, I still have mad love for it. I loved all of the small drama moments between the girls, even though I thought there could have been more. (I’m not talking about full girl-on-girl scrapping but just a bit more drama and I would have been happier. America’s inability to make a decision was dragged on and annoyed me. But other than that, the plot was awesome and the mystery intrigued me, making me want to keep flipping the pages. A ton of angst, thrilling scenes, with a dash of drama, if you LURVE this kind of stuff, I implore you to: PICK THIS BOOK UP NOW. RIGHT, RIGHT NOW.
Over to you:
How do you feel about love triangles? What would you have done if in America’s position and had to choose? And do you know ehst YOU want to be when you grow up? Oohhh, and do you guys prefer steamy make puts or just “brush over” those moments?