{Effie Reviews} The Elite by Kiera Cass

Posted July 12, 2013 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite

by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #2
Published on April 23rd, 2013
by HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: The Selection, The Selection, The Elite, The One, The One

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.

5 Stars

OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE ENDED IT LIKE THAT!!! This is just so unfair. How could Cass end the second book like that? Seriously, it’s a crime, I tell you. A CRIME!! Now I have to wait another goddamned year to see how it all ends. *whines* This is just so unfair!!!

Okay calming down now … ahem … yeah, so you can definitely tell that I loved this story. I mean what’s not to love? The story got a lot more intense though. Especially because of the rebel problem going on and the attacks they make on the palace. My guess? I think they get help from the inside to actually get into the palace all the time, I mean how else are they always able to get so close to the royal family and all that. And OMG I couldn’t believe what happened to Marlee!! I was bawling like a baby, it’s just so unfair that they did that to her.

As for the characters, we get to see a whole different America. She’s still awesome, but she’s a lot more emotional about things and she actually slips up a few times too, making bad decisions because she didn’t think them through. Then there is Maxon *sighs dreamily* Oh Maxon how I wish I owned your heart. Yeah, I’m definitely Team Maxon, people! I just love him, even when he’s being a bit of a jerk or kisses Celeste (blegh), he’s just so … so charming. And I wish I could have him, I’m even more convinced now that he’s The One for America. And I still don’t like Aspen, acutally I think I’m starting to dislike him. Him being in the palace constantly distracts America and also some of the things he says in the book really rub me the wrong way. I hope he goes away in The One, because I don’t want him anywhere near America anymore. Oh and Queen Amberley, oh I love her!! She’s so sweet and kind and just so queenly (yes that’s word!). And the maids; Anne, Mary and Lucy are such fun, I completely understand why America likes them so much too. Then there’s also Celeste, do I really need to say more? She’s still the same insufferable, spoiled, manipulative bitch she was in the first book and I hate her, end of story. And then we have newly crowned asshole number one: The King. He’s a [bleep] tyrant and after what he did to Maxon and how he threatened America, I will hate, hate, hate him and I hope he gets what he deserves in The One. Because someone should seriously put in him in his place.

Well I’m done, I can’t think of anything more to say on this perfect piece of literature (yes, I’m calling it literature, so sue me!). But I really am NOT happy that I have to wait so long until The One comes out. But I will eagerly await its arrival, so I can read how this stunning piece of work ends. That being said, do I really need to say it deserves the 5 stars? Because it damn well did!


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