Review: The Elite

Apr •  29 •  2013
Review: The EliteThe Elite by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection # 2
Published by HarperTeen on April 23, 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Romance
Source: Publisher
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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.

This book was one that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on and once I popped it open and dived in the girl drama started again but with a little more drama that only made me desire more.

Now that there are only 6 girls left, the competition is dwindling and proving tougher. America is still being herself but she still hasn’t fully decided who she wants to present her heart to. However, above all the drama there is still friendships but sooner or later the friendships start to end when girls want to know what they see in the ever dreaming Maxon.

I had a little pet peeve throughout this book and that was how one moment America could not stop thinking about Maxon but as soon as he did something he didn’t like she was back to being all over Aspen and vice versa. I seriously wanted to become one with the story and slap some sense in her mind. However, by the end my decision who I wanted her to choose changed to the point that I have no idea who would have my vote.

Going to the guys side now, let us start with Maxon. I can understand the feelings he has for America and I know she can be a little hard to handle but that does not give explanation to what he does. Shame on him which is all I have to say. Now with Aspen, it must be super hard seeing the girl you lost slowly fall more in love with the guy you serve. I have to stand on him with some things but as well he does things that cannot be made up by saying sorry.

There is a twist that I was not expecting to happen with one of the girls and this nearly brought me to tears. I was personally not ready to say goodbye to her. (Sorry if I am leaving you hanging but this just proves how much I advise you all to read this book).

This story was drama filled and it kept me hanging on till the very end. Kiera Cass really knows how to capture a wonderful story that does not only grab a girl’s attention but also guys.

I give it 5 bites!




  1. Jenny
    Apr 29, 2013

    So glad you enjoyed this Chayse! The drama of the love triangle was a little too much for me to deal with, but I was definitely almost in tears with the scene you mentioned as well. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to her either!

    • Chayse
      Apr 29, 2013

      I agree. I was a little confused but overall angry with the switches in who people had feelings for. So much drama!

  2. Giselle
    Apr 29, 2013

    I haven’t read the first book yet but I’m really curious about it. Especially all the mixed reviews (they always make me curious and want to read it which is odd haha). Sounds like a pretty decent sequel! 🙂

  3. Candace
    Apr 29, 2013

    Wow, 5 bites! I haven’t had a strong urge to read this series even though I have heard good and bad about it. I think it’s one I’ll have to try myself and see!

  4. I’ve still been on the fence with that first book. I just don’t know. However, a 5??? I might have to pick up that first one after all…