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The Elite | [Kiera Cass]

The Elite

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Amazon Customer 11-28-13
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    "enjoyable, but still just "the bachelor""
    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the dystopian quality of the book, and despite my best efforts actually enjoy relating the plot to a season of "the bachelor".


    Any additional comments?

    Still a very abrupt ending although the second book actually has climatic effect more than the first did.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 10-22-13
    Amy 10-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Even Better Than The First!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great sequel to The Selection.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has many twists I did not see coming! Loved it, can't wait for the third book!

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    Amazon Customer Bath, Me USA 10-20-13
    Amazon Customer Bath, Me USA 10-20-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Easy and fun to read"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think that the story does drag on a little with America taking forever to get over Aspen and make a decision, but it was still a good book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect was the ending when America finally makes a choice and we see Maxon finally become more than a door mat. It was good to see him as something other than "Prince Charming" with no worries other than nervousness about having to pick a bride.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Amy Rubinate?

    Yes I would. She was easy to listen to.


    Was The Elite worth the listening time?

    If you are interested in a easy light hearted read then yes it was well worth the listen.


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    Michael Easley, SC, United States 10-07-13
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2012

    Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.

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    "The Elite"

    A bit on the short side, but still incredibly addictive. I finished in two days. Compelling, entertaining. Looking forward to the third book. We often think that the grass is greener on the other side. Both America and Maxen realize that they need to walk in the others shoes in order to fully understand the sacrifices that they will have to make. If you don't like cliff hangers then wait for the third book to be published before you start the series. Jennifer

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    Alison 09-06-13
    Alison 09-06-13
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    "Loved It"

    I love it when the books keep getting better as the series progresses. I can't wait for the third book to come out.

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    Sarah WILLIAMSPORT, PA, United States 08-13-13
    Sarah WILLIAMSPORT, PA, United States 08-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Buyer Beware Useless Triangles"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had hope at the end of the last book that the character would evolve beyond her basic love triangle story. There's enough going on in the world that we don't need the additional drama. What happens to her friend in this book acts as a warning to her, rather than act with any sense of intelligence America spirals down a path of destruction. I lost all sympathy and care for her. I found her impossible to like and got exceptionally annoyed with her love interests.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I think I need a decidedly not Young Adult Novel, this love triangle stuff has become a crutch.


    Have you listened to any of Amy Rubinate’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The speaker was fine but that couldn't save poorly written story.


    Did The Elite inspire you to do anything?

    I only listened to these books due to a beloved blog recommending them, I feel betrayed by the blog.


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously save your money if Love Triangles bore you. I had hoped there was a story beneath all the rubbish but it is impossible to get to. It really is maddening and I'm angry I wasted my money.

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    Amazon Customer Unchartered Territories 07-27-13
    Amazon Customer Unchartered Territories 07-27-13 Member Since 2009

    Look upward and see the wonders I've seen

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    "Definitely a part two"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have enjoyed this story and liked the progression, but reading the Prince's novella really gave a lot of insight into how he thinks. America is playing with fire.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Moved the story along a little more than it was.


    What aspect of Amy Rubinate’s performance would you have changed?

    No, she does a good job.


    Do you think The Elite needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It's a trilogy so there will be a third book.


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    Hilary Nepean, ON, Canada 07-11-13
    Hilary Nepean, ON, Canada 07-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Hunger games meets the bachelor"
    If you could sum up The Elite in three words, what would they be?

    romance, betrayal, crown


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maxim, he is not the typical heart throb in that he is actually a nice guy.


    Have you listened to any of Amy Rubinate’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they were locked in the wall together during an attack and finally had a heart to heart. She was being a bit of a jerk.


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    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 06-28-13
    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 06-28-13 Member Since 2011

    I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.

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    "Sometimes a Teen Series Can Be Fun"

    This is a rip-off of the Hunger Games - I mean it's similar in so many ways but completely different at the same time. I thought it was entertaining.

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    tracie 06-24-13
    tracie 06-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting concept, but a little too much drama.."

    I like the idea that she has a secret love, and isn't interested in the prince, and questions herself...
    I definitely got whiplash, in this story, with the back and forth!! It's a bit over the top, with the "Oh! Now I love you!! No, wait..." It isn't, in my opinion, like Twilight, where you see why she is really in love with a character (he's a good friend, etc.) and it's a slow process....No...this one is a jerk...now this one. I suppose it would help, if the love interest was truly likable. But there was some behavior there that I wasn't impressed with.
    This whole love triangle drama got old...except--there was a subplot, that kept me curious! So I downloaded the next one, too!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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