The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Selection #2. HarperTeen (Jan. 2013) Library
The Selection began with thirty-five girls.Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.

The competition for Maxon's heart and the crown has been narrowed down to six. America is still on the fence with her feelings between Maxon and Aspen. She is constantly confused, crying, or generally providing aches in my heart as she decides what she is going to do. I was anxious the whole time, but I couldn't help understand America's POV. She had a lot to consider especially since it's clear to me that in some way she's the one who will change everything. She's the one who really cares and will take action.

There was much more of Aspen in America's life which urgh. I can't really explain my feelings with all that happening. America is just so unsure where she stands with Maxon and if she could pull off being a princess. Now I'm unsure of where she stands with anyone! I understand her feelings, I really do. I just couldn's help but want her to make her decision to stay or go.

In the rebellion/war front I got to learn more about what was happening and what it meant to the citizens of Illea. There is a secret and it's a good one. I don't know how it's all going to be handled yet. Some pieces of the puzzle filled in nicely, but there are some things missing. The whole picture isn't there. It's all going to surface and one way or another I feel like my girl America is going to find a way to save her country. I'm convinced and no one can tell me otherwise. I'm ready for The One. The suspense in The Elite has been too much. I need to know how this story is going to progress.

 Have you ever read a book that you just really need to know how it's going to end?


  1. Sounds like you found this entertaining! I got really frustrated with this book, because Aspen and America annoyed me a lot and I wanted to know more about the society's issues and the rebellion. But as annoying as I found The Elite, I can't help but want to read The One and find out what happens in the end!

  2. Didn't like the first book much, but to answer your question, I'd sure like to know how and when BDB is going to end. The series is so dry now, it's not exciting as it used to be.

  3. Ah, I'm so glad you're enjoying this series! Great review!

  4. I hope you get to read the 3rd one soon! Sounds like you are really enjoying the series. I remember seeing them around, but I haven't read them. Can't wait to hear what you think about the rest of the series. :)

  5. I love when books leaving you wanting more, unless it's a huge cliffhanger- those aren't always that fun! I haven't read these but I'm glad you are enjoying.


  6. I keep going back and forth on whether I should read this series! Ugh. I can't decide. I think I may finally give in and read it.

  7. "There was much more of Aspen in America's life which urgh. I can't really explain my feelings with all that happening." I know, too much Aspen = brain damage for the readers.


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