Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

by - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Title: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass
Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult
Form: Paperback

Book Description: The Elite

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The Elite by Kiera Cass

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, she 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.

The Elite ~ Book Review

*Spoiler alert*

Book Two of The Selection Novel, The Elite, is like a messy patch. Lots of realizations and these warranted different emotions. All in all, a really good read. Very imaginative. Ara of My Book and My Coffee

The Elite is Book 2 of The Selection Series. You can read my review of the first book here – The Selection Book Review. For me, Book Two is soooo much different from the first one. I’m just saying that as a reader, and since I was careful not to read reviews about The Elite, I was kind of hoping that I’ll read more about Prince Maxon’s sweetness overload, that America will be able to actually say out loud who she really wants to be with, and that everything will be alright in that department. But oh no, oh no. Oh. No. 

I found myself really annoyed at America’s character more than a few times while reading the book. But that is because of the indecisiveness. I know the whole situation is out of the ordinary and given her beliefs, it mustn’t be easy. And yes, choosing who she wants to be with for the rest of her life is probably challenging because of the options she has. But you know, she wants to be treated fairly but she is not ‘playing’ that way at all. For me, she needs to decide. I know, again, it’s not that easy and it may not be simple but a decision has to be made in these circumstances. And since I’m Team Maxon all the way, she needs to end things with Aspen already. If she wants to choose Aspen, she should just let Maxon be happy with someone who will actually love him. 

This book showed a little more about who Maxon really is. He is, in fact, just human. With flaws and all that. But even with these flaws, he’s still wonderful. And I’m not saying this because I found his character to be really ‘dreamy’ when I read the first book. To me, he is still the one for America. Like all relationships, communication is key. I mean, they kind of have a relationship already, and they can communicate if they want. They just need to always remember that they can work things out.

Anyhow, I’m glad that Maxon still want him after what happened. America’s bravery, although ill-timed, should count for something. 

“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” That’s what the ending felt like to me. There’s hope! And I’m very much excited to see what will happen next. I can only imagine that Book 3 will be more interesting than ever. Can’t wait to read it!

4.5 stars

Thank you for reading!

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