Title: The Elite (The Selection # 2)
Author: Kiera Cass
Published: April 23,2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 323 pages
Category: YA Dystopian
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.
I had to talk about it. If you've read my previous blog posts about The Selection, you'll know why. I love the cover. I love how royale America looks. The gown in red, with it's ballgown skirt is simply gorgeous, even though her dress in The Selection is more dainty. Here, she looks fiestier, just like the story.
I did not expect anything, at all. So to give Kiera Cass credit, I liked that this one's better than The Selection. The story started off as America, again, is confused about her feelings for Prince Maxon and Aspen. It is normal, for a girl, to get confused when two guys are giving her their heart. But if you already decided to pick one, then I'm sure you will stick to that decision. Sadly, not America. On the first few parts, she was able to put her mind into it, however, after a few chapters, was confused again.
To be honest, the only reason why I read this book, is again, because of Maxon. Him being so noble and kind hearted, and I'd probably say a 'Martyr' with regard to her love for America. He is the perfect Prince, his words of love, so sincere that it'd make you swoon. I don't even know why America keeps on aching for Aspen. Another one that I liked as constant in the story is America's kindness and humbleness, especially towards her maids.
The story has a little Dystopian, however rebels still do not have faces in the story. The only thing that sparked other than Maxon is Marlee's revelation.
A singer from Caste 5, who became a 3, when she was chosen among the 35 girls who are competing for Maxon's heart. Brave, and has a good heart, but very confused with regard to her love life.
The Prince, America is partly inlove with. Loves taking America out on a date in their garden. Keeps wondering if someone will ever love him truly.
The Guard, America is partly inlove with.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars.