The Elite

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Book Title: The Elite
Book Series: The Selection Book 2
Author: Kiera Cass
Date Published: April 23, 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Summary: 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.

Thoughts

I would like to start this blog by saying I read this book in less that 8 hours. 🙂 Well, this blog won’t be long since there’s nothing much to discuss unlike with book 1, The Selection.

Well, The Elite is the classification of the 6 remaining contestants in The Selection contest. They’re your top 6 out of 35. The competition I guess gets stiffer and more complicated than it seems. It wasn’t just Maxon’s decision were to be considered — and that’s the hardest part I guess for America right now. Her chances are at odds in this book TRUST ME.

Hmmm… I was quite conflicted in rating this book, to be honest. I love this book too however.. minus the romance part. The romance part was quite a disappointment for me however considering this is book 2, what should I expect? I mean, it’s a continuation kind of like story. Hyping up the story is supposed to be on book 1 where everything seems so exciting, happy, romantic, etc and happy endings are supposed to be on the last book — I guess? Haha. In between books, I guess, normally are like this — in the middle of all of that.  I’m a sucker for happy endings just so you know however I totally get why Kiera Cass made the romance part at average. It just so happen that the budding romance with Maxon and America in book 1 kind of sizzled down in book 2 because of some implications. However, what’s good in here is that finally, America decided which among Aspen or Maxon to choose from. Well, considering how the book ended, I believe that she already did?

And again, WHAT’S ALL WITH THE REBELS PENETRATING THE CASTLE? This had been my major issue with book 1. HOW COME THEY CAN GO TO THAT POINT WHERE THEY CAN ENTER THE CASTLE SEVERAL TIMES? Don’t they have the BEST GUARDS TO AT LEAST MITIGATE THAT PROBLEM? IT HAD BEEN AN ISSUE OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND NOTHING SEEMED TO STOP THE REBELS FROM SETTING THEIR FOOT INSIDE THE CASTLE? DON’T THEY HAVE THE BEST SECURITY IN THE COUNTRY? I mean… I hope you get me? THAT’S A MAJOR FLAW whatsoever. I THINK IT’S BECOMING UNREALISTIC since THIS CAN’T BE SOLVED AT ALL. However, at least in this book, I found the slightest idea as to what the Northern rebels are after at. Though not 100%, I hope book 3 gets to answer it. Even so, I know this major flaw presents a major part in the story so I don’t give a big fuzz out of it. Anyways, I am in this world at this moment and I should just live wth it. After all, it’s a make believe world and I kind of dig that. BUT IN REALITY, THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. 🙂

Anyway, I gave this BOOK a 4 out of 5. I was debating if I should give a 5 out of 5 — I totally do. This was hard for me because considering everything (the whole idea of the story vs of course the rebels and the romance part) , I still loved the whole story to death but I must admit, I have to put other aspects into considerations too. Because if I look back, I want to reflect and be able to distinguish my love for book 1 with book 2 in the future. I know I have loved book 1 more than book 2. That’s my major reason for putting a 4 here.

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