Friday, 26 April 2013

The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

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 was really excited when i started this book as i knew the competition was going to get even more interesting and we'll finally found out if America wins or not, so even though i enjoyed it mostly, i was incredibly annoyed that we are left off pretty much at the same point as the last book.

I like America but i seriously wanted to strangle her for being so torn. I think Maxon is the better choice and just wished she would stop putting him off and just say yes already!! Yes, Aspen is great too but honestly i didn't see much chemistry between them and it seemed a bit forced to me. I was well pissed by the end when she still hadn't completely made up her mind.

Apart from that, I quite liked America. She did quite a few gutsy things in this that i applauded. She also didnt let Celeste bully her who by the way i detested in the last one but seriously want to throttle with my own hand now.

Maxon is really sweet and he does a lot of cute things for her which made me go awww. I still dont see how she didnt chose him after those. However, there was one thing he did that i hated him for but honestly it was kind of America's fault. (view spoiler)

There are quite a few things that i want to talk about but i cant without spoilers but i found them very interesting. The ending had a good twist. Just when you think something is about to happen for sure, it doesnt. I really wanna read the next book so i can find out who she ends up with.

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