Apr 22, 2013

Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite (The Selection, #2)Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 336

"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 freaking amazing! I can't even say how amazing. I'm writing this review about 20 minutes after I finished the book. I loved this book even more than the first one. The first book was more about the competition itself, but The Elite brings to life what the real meaning of being a princess, and eventually queen, will bring. Because of all that, this book was a lot more intense that the first one was.

This book was amazing. The book is told in only America's point of view, yet I felt as if I knew was going on in everyone's minds. Kiera Cass, gives such vivid descriptions that have you holding your breath when America does, or crying when she is. She also does an excellent job of expressing the character’s emotions. The reader is dragged into those same emotions. That really made me really happy. I felt as if I just had to know what Maxon was thinking. I didn't get a lot of it, but I did get enough to keep me content.

This book is really intense! All those decisions that I made while reading The Selection just totally got unraveled when I read this. Guys, I almost when Team Aspen---I really thought I was going to hate this book at that moment. The truth comes out about so many things, you start to see how tough this competition really is, and so much more! I loved every minute of this book.

With the characters I really felt the same for the most part as I did in The Selection. I am so Team Maxon (Aspen, you can just leave. No one wants you in the palace!), America I freaking love, and I just want to kill Celeste (Guys, I'm pretty sure she isn't liked by anyone).  There was this one moment where I wanted to punch Maxon until his face turned purple. 
Maxon is now banned from my heart. :(
He made up for it eventually so I still love him. (YAY!) If you guys have watched the spoilers that Kiera Cass has been giving out you know what I'm talking about....maybe. 

I felt a little more for Aspen in this book. He wasn't mean or pressuring in this book, some would say that he was but I guess he sort of deserved that chance to be mad. He just wants the girl he loves to be with him.

The last page and half of this book was perfect! I was probably the biggest fan girl at that moment. Seriously, it made me want the third book so bad!! You guys have to read this book!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!

*An ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. WOAH! Awesome review! I've been looking forward to this one since I finished reading 'The Selection'. I seriously can't get my hands on this book :)

    ~ Marius at Forever YA

  2. I need to read The Elite, I loved The Selection and I was left hungry for more when it ended. Everyone seems to be getting ARCS and I can't my hands on a single copy. Great Review, I'm really glad the sequel wasn't a disappointment. I like your blog I found it on the Teen Blogger Group, New Follower :D I'd love it if you could check at my blog and let me know what you think?

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