The selection began with 35 girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's love is fiercer than ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies. Each moment she spends with Maxon is like a fairy tale, filled with breathless, glittering romance. But whenever she sees her first love, Aspen, standing guard, she's swept up in longing for the life they'd planned to share.
America is desperate for more time. But while she's torn between her two futures, the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want - and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.
©2013 Kiera Cass (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
I'm glad I stuck with this series, even knowing who she ends up with due to the later books. It still kept my heart racing and myself guessing at how they ended up together. I've also never wanted to throttle a main character for her idiocy so much, and wondered how she could flip-flop so much in her emotions, but that is what kept me guessing. This book had a particularly sad scene in it that really creates the later internal conflict. Very nicely done.
Avid listener & reader, love a variety of genres, generally have 4 or five books downloaded & switch them depending on my mood.
Good romance, developed characters, light easy read. Enjoyed listening but got bored by 4th book. Since I read and listen to a number of books in a variety of genre, multiple sequels can drive me nuts. I'm better off waiting until all the books are done and then read them. The 1st books have to be extremely memorable, interesting and stand alone stories within a series. Example: 14 and Folds, I hate going back after 3 similar books and thinking now where was I? what was this about? wait what happened & who was this character? usually then I think forget it I'm out of the mood for this series.
Just as a heads up, if you haven't read or listened to The Selection first, that certainly needs to be done before checking out The Elite. It continues to be a wonderful series. We see a heroine who is brave and strong but not perfect. This book helps everything continue to fall into place.
I'd completely forgotten about the major scene with Marlee until listening to this book. In that scene you find out just about everything you need to know about the character of pretty much everyone and the drive/control involved, and it's emphasized greatly throughout the book. Be prepared for some surprises - of course there's the expected love triangle and issues with rebellion, but in this book we get to find out that it's so much deeper than that, and that the characters are so much less fickle than they at first appear. The story and narration are, yet again, phenomenal. I'm looking forward to reading/listening to The One yet again.
This book is definitely for younger readers. For the most part I enjoy Young Adult books but this was a little to childish for me.
I am one of those people who hate reading, but This book is defiantly an exception. It is so full of action, an I love it, I've read the first two books in two days, checking them out from the library and following along! Absolutely fantastic. Another thing that I love is that the same person reads the series, making so I do t have to adjust to a new voice each book.
I loved that the character,America, changes her view on everything and the ending was great, but it left me feeling like there was something missing I know that there's a third book but I don't think that I can follow along because of her feelings for the prince keeps changing. Other than that it was great highly recommend but you would would have to read the first book.
Just like the first it draws you in and keeps you hooked. I listened to the 3rd book as well and loved it. HIGH SUGGEST!
Worth spending your credit on. I bought all 3 and they were good. The Heir isn't though (book 4).
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