Title: The Elite
Author: Keira Cass
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian, Fiction
Published: 23rd April 20
Start Date: 22nd September 2022
Finish Date:24th September 2022
The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart is fiercer than ever--and America is still struggling to decide where her own heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen, who she always thought was the one?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want--and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.
This was a fantastic second instalment in The Selection series and I am so happy that I love it just as much as I did the first book, I was worried I would start to lose interest. The Elite is very addictive and I keep wanting more and more. It was one hell of a page-turner! I seriously could not stop smiling in this book, but there were also some pretty intense and emotional moments that tore my heart out and left it laying there on the floor in a heap of broken pieces. I just about died when it got to that one part with Marlee.
The Elite is super adorable, it’s full of romance and passion, injustice, arguments and betrayals, new alliances, rebel attacks, more girl drama, fancy parties, and family reunions which equals out to be very very entertaining. It was also light-hearted, funny, sad and so enchanting! The plot is simple and the twists are a lot of fun.
Again there really isn't much world-building involved in these books, it all pretty much takes place right in the Castle. The world does not expand seeing as how the dignitaries always come to the palace. Where it lacks in world development it triumphs in character building. I love them all even the ones I despise like Celeste and King Clarkson. I'm so invested in these characters. America is truly wonderful and I cannot get enough of her hot-tempered and stubborn-as-hell attitude which causes her to act rashly but she's also generous, passionate and protective of those she cares for. She acts in a way I would expect her to act! Maxon is very stubborn as well and has a bit of his father's temper so you can imagine what it's like when he and America fight lol. Most of the time he's sweet and loving and he cares deeply. I love America and Maxon together. I do still love Aspen but he is the safe and easy choice. And a couple of things he said to America really bothered me. America's family is amazing, I adore her little sister May and her father is what all fathers should be and how they should treat their daughters. I really like Princess Nicoletta from Italy and I hope we see more of her.
America is like a fish out of water, she can't make her mind up about anything yet I still felt every emotion with her. After I had read so many bad opinions about her I thought I was going to hate her but I started to root for her and wanted her to get the guy which is unusual for me. The only part I didn't like was how flighty she was, I'm sure she's a tad bipolar because the girl can be pretty crazy.