Saturday, June 22, 2013
Spooktacular Sunday Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass
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.
America is still torn between two when we meet her again in this novel. She is still in The Selection process, and it seems that Prince Maxon does have feelings for her. But she really does not know what to think, because she is torn between wanting to become the princess and feeling that she is not good enough. America also has very strong opinions on how she thinks things should be and that does not earn her any points from The King. America finds herself wanting to fall for Maxon, but she is confused by her feelings and the way that he acts with the others in the process. America also still has feelings for Aspen, who is a palace gaurd now. But when her friend is canned for having feelings for another other than Maxon, she does not know what she wants.
This was another perfect addition to this series. I loved how the drama continued and that America is having a personal battle with herself over her feelings and the way that the Selection is happening. I thought that America came out as a stronger person because she stands up for herself and her feelings on how others ought to be treated. The only problem with this novel is that at the end you really are left craving more, and the sequel does not come out until May of 2014!!
I borrowed this book from the public library.
Books in the series:
The Prince (prequel e-novella, available now)
The One (May 2014)
This book was originally reviewed at Jenny's blog: