Genre: Young Adult (Dystopian/Romance)
Date Published: April 23, 2013
The Blurb: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.
The Elite is the second book in The Selection Series by Kiera Cass. I'm so in love with this series. This book was every bit as good as the first one, if not better, because now it's getting gritty. Claws are coming out, the rebels are attacking more often, and America still hasn't figured out what her heart is trying to tell her. This book wasn't as light and fluffy as the first book. I felt some intense, and not always good feelings towards the characters. America and Maxon included. In fact, I'm still mad at America for something she did. I actually yelled at her while reading. My husband thought I was crazy. BUT! It's all a part of the whole experience. Did I ever expect to get so mad at Maxon and America? Not at all. Sure, I expect to be angry at Celeste, but America? Maxon? I didn't see these things coming. *sigh* I love it when a book can make me feel so strongly for it's characters like this. (I'm still Team Maxon by the way.) The One isn't due to be released until May 2014. The wait is going to be impossible. If you hear screaming. It's just me.
Check out my review of the two other books in this trilogy!
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