by: Kiera Cass
Release date: April 23rd/13.
Source: ARC received from Publisher
The Elite on Goodreads here.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestsellerThe 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.
6 girls remaining for a shot at the crown and Prince Maxon's heart, but ironically enough, it was MAXON who stole MY heart in this sophomore release!
No seriously, Maxon was my absolute favourite part of this sequel, and I was completely Team Aspen at the end of The Selection, but Maxon stole the show this time around! I feel as though his character had the most growth in The Elite and America may not have this competition in the bag like she first assumed. I may have some competition for being Maxon's number 1 fan, America has definitely fallen for the sweet, charming Prince. It was nice to see Aspen finally start to really fight for America in this instalment, but it might just be to little to late.
There is a little bit of action in this sequel- the Palace is under attack by rebel resisitors, but wonderful balls, beautiful gowns and tons of romance is what kept me turning the pages. America doesn't make any new admirers (not that she needs any with Aspen and Maxon both eagerly waiting on the sidelines) but she does make one very powerful and ruthless enemy (who? Well you'll have to read to find out) yes I totally just did that to you, haha!
After the ending of The Elite, I know that book #3 is going to be nail-biting because it seems our beloved love-triangle has bloomed into a bit of square haha, and America is going to have to FINALLY start playing the game and competition. Three now remain but only ONE will make it to the end, may the odds be ever in her favour. (I'm sorry I really just couldn't help myself).
Read this series before it hits the small screen, you won't be disappointed!
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