Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

Title: The Elite (The Selection #2) 
Author: Kiera Cass
Pages: 323
Publisher: HarperTeen/HarperCollins Canada
Genre: YA/Dystopia/Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2013

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Summary: (Goodreads)

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.


Sooo Kiera Casss I need book 3 immediately after that ending! The Elite was beyond amazing and Maxon has definitely won me over with his compassion and love for America!! As most of you know I loved The Selection and the same for this one because it was completely and utterly one book that will keep you to read more of! I was definitely hooked to reading what was going to happen after all these rebel attacks on the kingdom. The writing was very well put together and I was not disappointed after reading The Elite.

The plot and romance increased A LOT which I was happy about because America did need to connect with Maxon more, at the same time Aspen is trying to redeem himself to her. As one of The Elite, America is definitely under the pressure of trying to make a choice between them at the same time, I saw her in The Elite as much a stronger character who can defend herself and maybe in the end become a princess. Maxon, Maxon, Maxon. I loved you even more in this book and with your kindness and patience you have made a way into may heart.

We also saw the progress of how Illea came to be and how it was created with the caste system. It was a very interesting take of events. There was surprises with some of the characters and the story did more show the relationship more of America and Maxon which I also liked. The political turmoil is more of a precaution and it was interesting of why are the rebels attacking the castle or what were they looking for. 

 The Halloween scene is definitely a favorite in the book because its a ball and Maxon wanted to do this for America. The Elite had my emotions everywhere and I wanted to cry at the end of what was happening between America and Maxon, and Aspen who needs to rethink some stuff as well. There were moments of utter chaos and hoping nothing would happen to the characters (maybe Celeste who I want out of the Selection), but as more secrets behind the kingdom started to come out it will be an eye opener for the next book which I sense is going to be utter chaos and more competition, romance and pretty dresses!

The Elite is one book you need to read right away because this sequel will make you cry, scream and just cry!! I want the next book right now, if you havent picked up The Selection I must command you to go pick it up and give it a try if you love dystopian with a twist of romance. Fans of Kiera Cass will love this book, as do myself. I look forward to book 3 to see the conclusion of the series as well as finding out who will win America's heart. 


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