The Elite by Kiera Cass Book Review

By Tera Kinsman

Last Tuesday, I reviewed the first book in The Selection series, The Selection, by Kiera Cass. (You can read my review on the blog here.) Now I'm reviewing the sequel, The Elite. Summer might be almost over (*sob*), but the series isn't!



My WAHM Plan: The Elite book #review
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Book summary from publisher:

"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.

35 girls. 1 crown. The competition of a lifetime. "


My Summary and Thoughts:

This book, I think, might be a bit better than The Selection.  The first novel had a feeling of hope and possibility.  America is living like a princess in a gorgeous palace, able to help support her family, from the compensation they are given for her participation, and she has the choice of two wonderful guys. 

The Elite has more tension and darkness, which of course meant I tore through it in a day. Life at the palace is no longer fun and games. Rebels attack the palace more and more often, for reasons they don't know, she must take on more responsibility as an Elite, and she begins to see the dark side of being one of the Selected, being a royal, even some darkness in Maxon himself. Maxon, Aspen, and the king of IllĂ©a himself are losing patience with her.  America is running out of time to decide between Maxon and Aspen, to decide if she wants to be a princess or an officer's wife, to decide if she wants either option at all.

I can't wait to read books #3 and #4, The One and The Heir, and of course the highly anticipated fifth book. We don't have a title yet, but a review will (eventually) come when it releases in 2016! 

¡Los comentarios! (That's Spanish for "Comments!" There ya go.) So, the all-important question for Selection fans or soon-to-be fans everywhere: Are you Team Maxon or Team Aspen? (I know, it's like Twilight all over again, but the "team" thing happened, and we just have to roll with it.) 



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10 comments

Sharon Martin said...

I love it when you find such a great book that you cannot bear to put it down, sounds like a great series to start following.

MikiHope said...

This sounds like a series that will keep you coming back for more ad then waiting until the next one is finally published. I haven't read the first in this series but it does sound like it should be read in order.

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Sharon! This series is pretty un-put-down-able so far. I hope you like it, if you decide to start reading them.

Samantha said...

it sounds like a good read- i might have to pick it up!

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Samantha! You should definitely start reading, I think you'll love it.

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi MikiHope! This series does keep you excitedly waiting for the next book. I don't mind reading in order, but it is hard to wait!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I totally love books and series like this one. I will have get this one for sure. They would make for great reading and great gifts for my sister along with my mother.

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Rebecca! My mom and sister and I are all reading these books together, too. I hope you all like them!

Frugal Mom and Wife said...

This sounds like it will be cut throat to the finish line. Talk about compelling. .. I am adding this to my TO READ thank you!

Tera Kinsman said...

Hi Frugal Mom and Wife! I'm so glad you want to read it. I hope you love it!