Friday, August 9, 2013

The Elite

The Elite
Selection #2
by Kiera Cass
Hardcover, 323 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by HarperTeen 
From Goodreads:
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.
What I think:
This was not even close to as entertaining as the first one was. America's dilemma between the two guys is getting old to the point of ridiculous. There were a few good moments. I actually liked what happened with her friend Marlee but I feel it should have made her a little more cautious in some of her behaviors. A definite bridge book. I certainly hope the next one concludes a lot of stuff and is better than this one.

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