The Elite by: Kiera Cass is the hotly anticipated sequel to The Selection. This series is a mixture of The Hunger Games sans the bloodsport and The Bachelor with the bloodsport! (Well, more like cat fights)
Thirty five girls came to the palace for The Selection. A competition where randomly selected girls from the country compete for the affections of one man – Prince Maxon. The field has been narrowed to only six – the Elite. The rest have been sent home, but their status and lives have been elevated for having been dumped by the prince.
The competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever. Only one will win, marry Prince Maxon, and become Princess of Illea.
America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. With Aspen, her first and forbidden love or the Prince where she’s finding herself in a fresh new love. When she’s with Prince Maxon, it’s like a fairy tale filled with romance and new adventure. Now that Aspen’s a guard in the palace, she can imagine the life they had planned to share all those years ago.
America needs more time to sort out…everything. But while she’s torn, the other girls know exactly what they want – the tiara. And if she waits too long, the decision may be taken out of her hands.
This book is filled with action and just the right amount of romance. All the characters are well rounded and well written. The book is so good that I couldn’t put it down.
America thinks she knows what she wants, then something devastating happens to her and one her fellow Elites that make her question everything she feels in right and moral. And in turn she seriously question Prince Maxon’s principles and her place at his side. Without a second thought, she knows it’s time for her to leave the competition.
One glitch happened on her path to leaving the palace…Prince Maxon refuses to let her leave. He endures much to keep her, to the disappointment of his mother and even a confrontation with his father – the king. It doesn’t stop America’s quest to leave, setting out on a path of self destruction. She’s determined to get herself kicked out and sent home.
While the inner turmoils of the palace continue, the Northern and Southern rebels attacks amp up even more. And it seems they want to end the Selection as well as end the Monarchy in Illea.
I can’t say enough good things about this book. Can’t wait for Book 3 – The One.