The Elite

Description from Goodreads:

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.


The Elite by Kiera Cass has 337 pages and was published in 2013 by HarperTeen.

The Elite is the second installation in the The Selection series.  Once again Cass has managed to captivate readers with an easy, entertaining novel.  The writing style is simple and allows the reader to devour this book rather quickly.

Elements I liked:

The cover is absolutely stunning.  I love it.

Most of the characters.

Elements I did NOT like:

America’s love-triangley, angst-ridden inability to make a decision.  This was seriously irritating.

The plot needed a little more depth.  There really wasn’t much going on in this book.

Overall, I felt like The Elite was entertaining and I enjoyed reading this book despite the obvious negatives.  I would continue to recommend this to the younger readers of YA.

Rating:  3 Plot Monster Spiders


Notable Quotes:

“We danced. Remember? I was so proud to have you there, in my arms,in front of other people. Even if you did look like you were having a seizure.”
― Kiera CassThe Elite

“So he enjoys a girl who stands up to him,” Dad said once we all calmed down. “I like him more already.”
― Kiera CassThe Elite

MDW original review.  Source:  Library.


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