Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Love is beautiful fear

It took me a bit to get to reading the second novel in The Selection series, but it still has the weird attraction to me. I still can’t make up my mind on whether I hate this series or love it.

Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass


Title & Author: The Elite by Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: April 23 2013
Series: The Selection
Publisher: HarperCollins


The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

I give The Elite by Kiera Cass three out of five hearts because I still can’t figure out wheter I hate it of love it. There are so many things I hate about this series in this novel, but I also can’t put it away.

America finally starts to try and make up her mind. But every time she sees one of her love intrests she wants to pick that one. How can you not force yourself to quit this kind of destructive behavior? It made me so annoyed when reading these parts.

Maxon grows a spine during this novel, the puts his foot down with his father and with America. He shows more of his own potential during this novel, which I liked.

I started to really hate Aspen during this novel. He really only looks at his own well being and not really America’s even though he says he loves her. He says she is not capable of being a princess and other things. But I could see he probably just said those things to make her doubt she should choose Maxon. Aspen just wants her, he doesn’t care about her own feelings. Which I hated.

I think the events are a bit more interesting. Because America finally starts acting anymore not like one of the many not interesting, but actually like the character we got to know at her home in Carolina.

This novel is so full of YA tropes that I hate, like a love-triangle and the main character being a girl. But it is well written and I think the story is getting better by the time the end of the novel is there. These novels are just not my kind of cookie, but they are not bad.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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