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 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.
Great sequel to The Selection.
This book has many twists I did not see coming! Loved it, can't wait for the third 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.
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.
Yes I would. She was easy to listen to.
If you are interested in a easy light hearted read then yes it was well worth the listen.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
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
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.
I think I need a decidedly not Young Adult Novel, this love triangle stuff has become a crutch.
The speaker was fine but that couldn't save poorly written story.
I only listened to these books due to a beloved blog recommending them, I feel betrayed by the blog.
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.
Look upward and see the wonders I've seen
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.
Moved the story along a little more than it was.
No, she does a good job.
It's a trilogy so there will be a third book.
romance, betrayal, crown
Maxim, he is not the typical heart throb in that he is actually a nice guy.
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.
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
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.
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!
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