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Review of The Elite by Kiera Cass

by - March 06, 2018

Series: The Selection #2
Genres: Dystopia, Romance
Pages: 336
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: 23/04/2013
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Find The Book: BookDepository/AbeBooks UK/US

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, or The One Where I Really Wanted To Take Maxon And America's Heads And Bang Them Together With The Force Of A Thousand Suns. Seriously America, pick. Maxon or Aspen. Seriously Maxon, get your shit together and realise that Celeste is a money grabbing twatwaffle. This is decent filler but I really wanted to yell VERY LOUDLY at every character.

America and Maxon's relationship literally looks like this /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/, they go up / and then they go back down \ again and it does get really tiring after a while. However a particularly chapter of alone time was everything I needed from this book and made me very happy as a huge Maxon and America shipper. Amox? Maxica? Maxica. Definitely Maxica.

“You know that you’ve found something amazing, and you want to hold on to it forever; and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it.”

We have to contend with Even More Aspen in this book, as he just happens to have got a job as a castle guard Because Reasons and also just happens to be stationed outside America's door Because Reasons. We pretty much know at this stage where the story is going to go and having him constantly hanging around whining is just really, really annoying.

America really shows her strong, determined side in this book, doing what she believes is the right thing even if it costs her Maxon, or her life. With the events that happen to Marlee, it was good to see that America wasn't about to sit quietly and do everything the King wanted. She has a LOT to contend with this time and there were definitely a few situations where even I wanted her to shut the hell up.

“It wasn’t like I made his world better. It was like I was his world. It wasn’t some explosion; it wasn’t fireworks. It was a fire, burning slowly from the inside out.”

Maxon has Character Development (why is so much of this review capitalised I don't know)! We're shown quite a few sides to his character, his frustration at America (can't blame him), a glimpse into what his childhood was like and his struggle to pick the right girl. I really couldn't blame him trying to form relationships with other girls, especially Kriss, when America was flip flopping all over the place. Actually I kinda ship Kriss and Maxon a little bit (Maxiss?).

I love a good fluff read and I don't care if the world building is a bit lacking, which is why I like this book so much. I'm obsessed with The Bachelor US too, which helps. The world building improves somewhat in this book and gives hints to what will happen in the future, but don't expect any detailed diagrams explaining exactly how the world came to be.

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