Tuesday 16 April 2013

A Review for The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

The ElitePosted by Donna
Release Date: April 23rd, 2013
Finished Date: April 14th, 2013
Publishers: HarperCollins UK
Source: For Review
Format: Kindle
Pages:  336
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

Kiera Cass’s The Elite is a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction, fairy tales, and reality TV. This sequel to The Selection will enchant teens who love Divergent and The Bachelor.

In America Singer’s world, a bride is chosen for the prince through an elaborate televised competition. In the second book of the Selection series, America is one of only six girls left in the running. But is it Prince Maxon—and life as the queen—she wants? Or is it Aspen, her first love?

The Elite delivers the adventure, glamour, political intrigue, and romance readers of The Selection expect, and continues the love triangle that captivated them.

The Review: "All I want is your promise to stay with me, to be mine. Sometimes It feels like you can't possibly be real. Promise me you'll stay."

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of The Elite and now, after reading it for 8 hours straight, I'm finished. I'm sad, I'm happy, I'm excited and I'm worried but, even with all my mixed feelings (and I say mixed feelings in a good way), nothing can overshadow the fact that Kiera Cass delivered a stunning sequel.

We all fell in love with America Singer in The Selection, when she was picked along with 34 other girls, to fall in love with Prince Maxon, so one of them could become the next Princess of Illea. And now in The Elite, we see how intense things are getting when America is amongst the 6 remanding girls. Things are not easy for her though, because with the return of her first love; Aspen, America has to figure out who she really wants, and more importantly is she strong enough to take on all the responsibilities of possibly being a Princess means. All America knows for now, is she's not ready to leave and nor is she ready to make her choice, but time waits for no-one and America's running out of time.

I don't know how she's done it but Kiera Cass brings us a sequel that overthrows the predecessor, seriously The Elite is that good. I'm left dying though because I can't wait to see what happens next and as a reader, knowing that you have to whole year to wait for the finale is pure torture. I was wholeheartedly consumed by this novel and I just want more. 

America is completely back and forth in this book, she's constantly confused about whom she should really be with, and then when she finally figures it out, something happens and takes everything she's worked out away. It did get a slightly frustrating at time but when you have two great guys battling for your heart - not forgetting one comes with some much more than love but managing a whole country too, can we really blame America for feeling how she does? I couldn't! I felt she handed everything naturally and very well, although at times rash, she still tries to do the best she can. She has feelings I think any girl would have, her heart constantly battles for her old love and her new love. How does she choose? It's not an easy journey, it's one that comes with a lot tears but she does get there in the end, but the journey isn't over just - yet!

Maxon and Aspen get so much time in the spot light this time around; it's just as hard for them as it is for America. Their two great guys - both who make mistakes along the way but no guy is perfect. You all know my hearts leans toward Maxon more than Aspen, and I'm hoping it all works out for them.

Not only is the love triangle a huge part of this book but the rebel's playing a bigger part. There's back and they're there to cause trouble. It was interested to learn more about them and we do, and I believe they will play a bigger part in the final book. I'm for one excited to see what this book will bring.

In all, The Elite has an intriguing and unique story line, a history that is frighteningly engaging and a love triangle that works perfect and Kiera Cass should be proud of everything she's achieved so far! 


Emma Gray said...

I got approved for this only yesterday and I seriously can't want to read it! Though I will have to admit I haven't read The Selection but I will soon! The covers are the most beautiful I've seen in a while! :D Lovely review, Donna! :)

Alexa said...

I can't wait to read this book. I really enjoyed The Selection, far more than I thought I was going to, and now I can't wait to read how the story continues.

Thanks for the great review, I'm glad that you really enjoyed this one and that it is just as good as the first.

Yvonne ShadowRealm said...

I cannot wait to read The Elite. I loved The Selection! Team Maxon all the way! :D

Cindy said...

Ohmergerd! The Elite! Cant wait for that! :) Team Maxon here too! LOL

♥Rachel♥ said...

Such a gorgeous cover! Glad to hear the insides match the outside, Donna. I have this one as well I just need to read the first one. Great review. :)

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