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.
Not sure. Nothing happened throughout this book. America's ever-changing feelings for Aspen and Maxon was frustrating. This book didn't have enough plot for a whole book. A change of scenery might be great for all.
Not all she is a boring narrator. I guess I have been spoiled by more seasoned narrators how act out the stories and not just read.
I wish America would just leave already, I am so tired of this love triangle. This story was so predictable. Why can't these characters learn how to communicate and avoid all of the miss understandings.
Nothing happened throughout this book. There was no rime or reason to it and it was just America going back and forth between Maxon and Aspen and crying over her feelings. This book could have been rolled up in the Selection and should not have been splint into two separate books. Also keeping the identity of her ex-boyfriend currently guarding her safety and hated royalty? It is going to blow up in her face.
With all that said I will still get the last book, but it will be on the last of my list.
For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.
yes, the first time just did not seem to last that long! Plus the weight I will have for the next book I will need to refresh my memory.
You got to learn a lot more about Maxon and why he does what he does.
SPOILER******* when she tried to stop Mar from being caned and when the Queen told her that she was proud that she did try. Finally giving the B**** hers when she called her friend a whore! OH MY THE KING! I have never had so much hatred rear it ugly head all at once before as I did for this person.
While the book was overall good. I did find myself wanting to slap America.....just some of the things she did and the way she acted in this toward Maxon. Some was called for others not so much. I was not that much in love with her in this book as I was in the first one.....but honestly the way she acts/thinks is thoughts most young girls have so I cant fault her for it. We learn a lot more about Maxon, and things he goes threw that no one knows. We get to see the jealous side of Aspen, which I am not to sure how to feel about him at the moment. I just know I cant wait for the next book!
I love Audible!!!
I CANT WAIT FOR BOOK 3 !!!! COULD NOT TOP LISTENING IM HOOKED. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WORTH THE CREDIT !!!
PHEASANT TO PRINCESS
I bought the print version and the audiobook. I started off with listening to it and switched for the last half of the book to reading it. I have to say I read faster than the narrator reads it but I didn't see any drawbacks to either.
Her voice/tone seemed a little different in this book compared to The Selection. It didn't take me long to adjust to it though. I'm glad they kept the same reader because I'm not sure I would have wanted to listen to a new reader for this book.
Well, I finished the book in nearly one sitting. Like I said above though, I switched off to reading it on the second half.
This book brought me on an emotional roller coaster. It's a great follow up to The Selection and it leaves you pretty well wrapped up at the end so you're not sitting on the end of your seat until "The One" comes out. However, on page 305 (hardcover book edition - not sure what chapter it is at the top of my head) I was sure I was going to be angry with the way it was going and had to force myself to keep reading the last 20 or so pages. Kiera Cass does a great job at drawing you into her words and you become very involved with the relationships and characters she writes about it. I highly recommend this to most people I talk to (females, not so much the males) since it really is at the heart a romance novel.
This story goes up and down, but keeps you on your feet. I love, love, the prince although he has his faults he still remains my favorite character for love with America. I can't wait the third part of this trilogy.
Audiobooks have changed how I drive! I look forward to driving for work when I have a good book on deck.
The Elite had very little plot progression. The book felt like it was mostly filler; America vacillated between Maxon and Aspen for most of the 7 hours. There were points that I started to dislike both male characters because she went to extremes without ever really having justification. Also, I was confused at certain points because she would pledge to one that she would give their relationship her all, but the next scene with the other she doing the same for him. You finally get some info on the country’s origin, however, America bungles it with immature behaviors…she literally said “I did it because I was mad.” The last 42 minutes had the most “excitement”…it ended with her deciding to pursue Maxon, but I expect by the start of the next book that will have changed.
Brilliant, heart-WRENCHING, beautiful.
I truly enjoyed this stories plot and it has left me wanting more!
I like fantasy, some sci-fi, quantum physics, psychology, neurology, some horror/thriller books.
I am surprised I like the first 2 books in the series. I found myself staying up to find out what happens next. Good story, good plot, and likeable characters, although the main character is a little wishy-washy....choose already!
I like the dystopian quality of the book, and despite my best efforts actually enjoy relating the plot to a season of "the bachelor".
Still a very abrupt ending although the second book actually has climatic effect more than the first did.