THE ELITE by Kiera Cass
About THE ELITE (taken from goodreads.com)
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.
Review of THE ELITE
I liked the first book in this series so my expectations were that this book should be as good as the first if not better. That didn’t happen for me. It wasn’t a terrible book which I’m happy for, but it got a little worse.
The main character, America, can not decide which boy to choose. I think that’s terrible! She’s basically leading both of them on! You can only have one! I’d personally choose Maxon because Aspen broke up with her already. Why would you consider going back to that? She’s getting whiny and throws a tantrum when she doesn’t get her way. This was my biggest issue. Just about everything else was ok.
The plot wasn’t bad, my issues where mostly about the characters. As a dystopia book though, this book isn’t really doing what it needs to be. I think it’s more like a romance novel than a dystopia. The writer will mention some politics and it feels almost random. She should have stuck with romance. There’s all these rebel attacks thrown in and the main character speculates on it a little bit but then just completely forgets about it. I honestly don’t understand how there can be another book after this one. It better be good or it’ll ruin the whole series.
3 out of 5
“It turns out I’m absolutely terrible at staying away from you. It’s a very serious problem.”