Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Elite [Book Review]

#2 in The Selection trilogy
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published April 2013 by HarperTeen
ASIN: B009NG1Q96
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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.

My Thoughts:
[Highlight for spoilers]
It's down to the final six girls vying for Prince Maxon's love and affection and America Singer is still in Illea "competing". At first, America was going to help Maxon as a friend to pick the best choice of the remaining girls, but their friendship has bloomed into something more and it has put America in a very tough position. Especially with Aspen being at the castle as a guard.


I think this book was a bit better than the first. I'm still clinging to the hope that ALL is revealed about the society's current state in [book:The One|17836053] which is scheduled to come out in late spring 2014. Ouch.

I appreciated a little better and closer look into the society thru the diary of Gregory Illea and also into how King Clarkson rules. Again, I hope this continues in book 3.

I'm Team Maxon all the way!

Previous Review:
Lover At Last by J.R. Ward [here]

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