I likes the narrator and the books setting also pretty neat.
The characters and their surroundings!
I suppose the main character.
I laughed a lot at times!
This was a good second book and it left me wanting more. I suggest this book if you like the dystopian style books.
The most enjoyable thing was the book itself. Listening to it, I laughed and got nervous and just had a good time. I mean, I still wanted to reach into the story and shake just about everyone, but it was a fun time.
I've not heard of a comparable story. It's like part Hunger Games, America's Next Top Model and a few other things. Less so, now that there aren't all the girls still there, but it's quite interesting.
I loved the end with American and Maxin in the safe room, just being together. They FINALLY talked and cleared the air. A lot of drama and pain would be unnecessary if they could just talk honestly with each other.
Probably something dumb about a love triangle or something vapid about becoming a princess. There really is more to this story.
I'm glad America made that last decision. Start fighting, sister. We're all rooting for you.
My son Noah set up my account But my name is Robin and I read like crazy, I am either reading a book or listening to one. Audio Addict!
A must read if you read the Selection! This next year is going to kill me. But she does a great job leaving you off at a great ending where you aren't too let down that you have to wait a year!!! Amy is a great reader super talented!! I search out any books she is reading makes every book great and you don't want them to end. Hope you enjoy the books they are worth the credits!! Robin
I'm a foreigner on Earth just visiting for a lifetime. I may as well escape through books while I'm here.
Yes. Attention demanding and good storyline.
Maybe the Divergent series as far as audience grabbing, but not the same character or story.
Yes, but I made it a few days.
If you liked the Selection then you will love the Elite. It's a much better polished book than the first and the story has far more action.
I will start by saying I think this book was well writen and kept my interest to the very end, and it also makes me look forward to the next book. However I will say that though in some ways I like America (the character) there are ways in which I don't like her. I think she is double minded and selfish. She wants Prince Maxin and she want her former love too. When prince Maxin gives attention the the other girls she sees it as a betrayal all the while not seeing that she is doing the same exact thing. Still I think that perhaps this is her character flaw that perhaps she might hopefully overcome in the next book and thus I'm still giving this book a five star. There are twists and turns that I didn't see coming but enjoyed especially toward the end where we catch a glimpse into the why's of Prince Maxin
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
I need the next book! This series is deliciously deceiving. You must start at book 1 "The Selection" to encompass the complete story-line. The series portrays a not too distant future United States where it is run by a monarch of a royal family and the citizen are born into a caste system 1-royal all the way down to 8-homeless. The main character is America Singer who is born into the caste of 5 which is are artist, singers, preformer ect. A letter was sent out to all the younger ladies of the country between the ages 16-20 about the royal selection of a wife for the crown Prince Maxon. America didn't want to submit her application because she had a secret boyfriend of 2 years who was a caste below her of a 6. America's mother and her boyfriend both pushed her into entering the selection on a slim change that if she was selected it would elevate her caste to a 3 and her family would recieve money for America's participation. To everyones shock America was selected and was to join 33 other young girls to stay at the palace for Prince Maxon to select the future Queen, kinda a "The Bachelor" feel. The 2nd book starts with America down to the final 6 ladies which are known as the Elite. America is the lowest caste lady still standing in the running and the book turns more into America's new position of possible power to change the nation. This book was completely riveting and I was on edge of different emotions the whole time....the kicker is that it ends abruptly and you are completely dying to know what happens next. I am really looking forward to the next book!
YES beyond credit worthy...just remember to start at book 1 ;-)
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This is the second book in the series and I couldnt put it down. Cant wait for the next one!
I know this is part of a trilogy, but most of the book feels like filler. nothing really happens.
I really enjoyed the first book, but this installment didn't progress the story a great deal. It's as if the publisher wanted to stretch two books into a trilogy. That said, it is well written and interesting. If you enjoyed the first one, don't expect much from this. Hopefully the next book will resolve some issues or develop the story more.