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Kiera Casss The Elite is a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction, fairy tales, and reality TV. This sequel to The Selection will enchant teens who love Divergent and The Bachelor.
 
In America Singers world, a bride is chosen for the prince through an elaborate televised competition. In the second book of the Selection series, America is one of only six girls left in the running. But is it Prince Maxon—and life as the queen—she wants? Or is it Aspen, her first love?
 
The Elite delivers the adventure, glamour, political intrigue, and romance readers of The Selection expect, and continues the love triangle that captivated them.

Review:

"In this sequel to The Selection, America Singer continues her deliciously entertaining quest for the affection of Prince Maxon and the title of Princess of Illéa in her country's time-honored tradition. Now whittled down to six girls, the Elite, the competition has grown even more cutthroat. Though Prince Maxon has made his feelings for America known, she wavers between wanting to be his future bride and following her ever-present feelings for her first love, Aspen, a guard from her hometown who has been assigned to protect her at the palace. Like the first book in the trilogy, this installment offers delightfully royal treatment for America, cat-fighting and tension between the remaining girls, a bit of dramatic action when rebels invade the palace, and, of course, tantalizing clandestine moments with both Maxon and Aspen. America's 'whatever shall I do?' musings can get a little taxing, but all in all, Cass delivers another round of enjoyable, clean, romantic fun for readers who would love to spend just one day in America's pampered shoes. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Elana Roth, Red Tree Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The selection began with 35 girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's love is fiercer than ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies. Each moment she spends with Maxon is like a fairy tale, filled with breathless, glittering romance. But whenever she sees her first love, Aspen, standing guard, she's swept up in longing for the life they'd planned to share.

America is desperate for more time. But while she's torn between her two futures, the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.

About the Author

Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series. She is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Christiansburg, VA, with her family. Kiera has kissed approximately fourteen boys in her life. None of them were princes.

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Disquietus, April 27, 2014 (view all comments by Disquietus)
The Elite was one of those books that had me on edge the entire time I was reading. I loved The Selection. It was one of my favorite books last year, and I was eager to get my hands on this sequel. I can’t say that I was disappointed, because I didn’t hate it. I just didn’t love love love it either. My feelings settled on somewhere between a 3 and 4. There were definitely times when I felt like a lot of the plot was pointless, but the writing was still solid and there was a ton of character development.

I am so torn when it comes to my feelings about America. I loved her in the first book. She was sassy, funny and had some serious back-bone and that is my favorite combination. In this book I found myself screaming at her continuously, at her naivety, her stubbornness and her general bad life choices as far as I’m concerned. However, without all of that, there wouldn’t be much of a story would there? This book was definitely centered on America’s development and it was very well written and realistic. She had to grow up and face some hard realities and while it was frustrating and heartbreaking to watch her stumble around, it is also what makes this such a great story. I can’t imagine going through what she is, between the vicious (literally, these girls are crazy) competition for a man that she is definitely in love with and her own doubts as to her ability to lead her country beside him, but I’m definitely rooting for her. Even when she’s frustrating, and you know she’s making a bad choice, she’s a truly likable heroine.

Maxon. My feelings for him are so conflicted. While I prefer him over Aspen, there is definitely a large part of me that thinks America deserves better than both of these boys. I hate love triangles, and usually have no problem picking a favorite. Maxon won me over in The Selection, but by the end of this book I didn’t particularly like either of them, which may be a first for me ever. This surprised me, because I was even more in love with him after I read The Prince novella, but a lot of his decisions in The Elite made me so angry. While I can see things from his perspective, and to an extent understand the choices he makes, I don’t have to like them. And I have serious rage over the way he treated America at times, because my heart broke right along with hers and I don’t like that feeling at all. I’m going to try and keep an open mind in the final installment though. I have a feeling that he still has some secrets that might change everything.

My dislike for Aspen only grew. I honestly just don’t buy his “great love” for America. This mostly comes down to the fact that he knows its treason for him to pursue her, knows it could get them both killed, and yet he continues to do so and without much subtlety at all. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m of the opinion that if you truly loves somebody you don’t do things that are going to endanger their life.

There was a slight development of the sub-plot involving the rebels, but I remain disinterested in it. I still don’t really see what point there is to it, other than to serve as a catalyst to create intimate moments between Maxon and the girls. I don’t particularly care whether they succeed in overthrowing the government and caste system. I don’t even hate the caste system that much. I’m more interested in Maxon just deposing his father and making changes to the country that way.

I’m eager to get my hands on the final book, and see how everything ties together.
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moiraethefatesbookreview, December 7, 2012 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)

* Hardcover: 352 pages
* Publisher: HarperTeen (April 23, 2013)
* ISBN-10: 0062059963
* Author: Kiera Cass
* Cover art: Love it!
* Overall rating: *****(5) out of 5 stars
* Obtained: From the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.




The Elite by Kiera Cass
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

I loved the first installment of Cass' The Selection series. I was eagerly waiting to read book two, and let me just say WOW! This one was even better then the first. It picks up after the first one leaves off with only the six remaining girls the Elite. America, Natalie, Elise, Marlee, Kriss and Celeste are the lucky six chosen by Maxon to stay in the palace.
The girls face new challenges and more eliminations in this book. We get to see Maxon and America grow as characters in this book while learning some new things about some of the other girls. I really like the friendship between America and Marlee.
We get to see a new side to both Maxon and Aspen which was terrific! There were a few plot twists in this one, that I anticipated happening and some new ones that I never would have guessed.
Cass is a talented writer and tells such a fabulous tale. I had to force myself to stop reading the book to make it last longer. It's one of those books where you sit down to read a chapter and 30 chapters later you realize you need to be doing other things, but the story is too good to put down!
The descriptions of the rooms and the parties were just amazing, Cass has a talent for making the reader feel like you are right there with her characters in the same room and can see, taste and smell the surroundings! I have a few thoughts on what may happen in book three and I am thoroughly excited to see what happens in the last book!
If you have yet to pick up this series I highly encourage you to! The Elite is due out April 23, 2013, so if you pick up The Selection now, you can be all caught up for book 2. Believe me, you don't want to miss this series!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062059963
Author:
Cass, Kiera
Publisher:
Harper Teen
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Selection
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 13

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Product details 336 pages Harper Teen - English 9780062059963 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this sequel to The Selection, America Singer continues her deliciously entertaining quest for the affection of Prince Maxon and the title of Princess of Illéa in her country's time-honored tradition. Now whittled down to six girls, the Elite, the competition has grown even more cutthroat. Though Prince Maxon has made his feelings for America known, she wavers between wanting to be his future bride and following her ever-present feelings for her first love, Aspen, a guard from her hometown who has been assigned to protect her at the palace. Like the first book in the trilogy, this installment offers delightfully royal treatment for America, cat-fighting and tension between the remaining girls, a bit of dramatic action when rebels invade the palace, and, of course, tantalizing clandestine moments with both Maxon and Aspen. America's 'whatever shall I do?' musings can get a little taxing, but all in all, Cass delivers another round of enjoyable, clean, romantic fun for readers who would love to spend just one day in America's pampered shoes. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Elana Roth, Red Tree Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , The selection began with 35 girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's love is fiercer than ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies. Each moment she spends with Maxon is like a fairy tale, filled with breathless, glittering romance. But whenever she sees her first love, Aspen, standing guard, she's swept up in longing for the life they'd planned to share.

America is desperate for more time. But while she's torn between her two futures, the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.

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