Book Review: The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

Posted July 28, 2013 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review, YA Fiction / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera CassThe Elite Series: The Selection #2
by Kiera Cass
Published by Harper Teen on April 23, 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 323
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars
Summary from Good Reads:
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.

My review:
This is the second book of The Selection series, which I think teen girls would love! I like to think of this series as The Bachelor with teens and royalty.  There is the drama and cattiness of the girls fighting over the handsome prince, that will entertain the young readers.
For my reviews I don’t like to include spoilers.  But I think Ms. Cass has done well in developing the love triangle between America, Aspen and Maxon.  I have seen this series compared to The Hunger Games and I have seen some similarities (the rebels and the focus of a lapel pin – which makes me wonder if this is the “symbol” of the rebels).  But so far the first and second book has been focusing on America and her adjusting to the “selection”.  I do wish Ms. Cass included a prologue in the first book, to help the readers better understand the class structure of Illea.  But in The Elite we do gain more information in the countries history, I just wish it would have been in the first book.
But over all I enjoyed this story and would recommend my daughters to read this!

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