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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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    Katheryne MD, United States 05-06-13
    Katheryne MD, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "This fan girl enjoyed it...love triangles and all!"

    Just wow! Again, I can't believe how much I enjoyed this book. Like the Selection there were so many bad reviews that I almost didn't get this book. So glad I didn't listen to the haters. This book was amazing. There were so many twists and turns and I enjoyed learning more about the world that Kiera Cass has created.

    I can sympathize with those who hated the love triangle. It's frustrating, but isn't that what a love triangle is suppose to do? Otherwise who cares about it?? This is suppose to be about a young girl who is confused and has a huge decision to make under a stressful situation. I really felt sympathy for her character. And I can totally understand how confused she must be over Maxon and Aspen.

    I don't get the negative reviews, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. If you enjoyed the Selection then I'm sure you will enjoy this one too. Just don't expect everything to be wrapped up and given to you with a bow on top. This is a trilogy and there is still more to come. This 2nd installment definitely left me wanting more and anticipating the final installment.

    I enjoyed the narrator and the cover art is simply breathtaking.

    Can't wait for the next book.

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Lola Milford Kittery, ME, United States 04-23-13
    Lola Milford Kittery, ME, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Surprise Around Every Turn"

    Normally I can easily predict the twists and turns of a book, especially a young adult novel, but with the Elite I was put n a roller coaster of twists and turns that I never saw coming. The evolution of characters was so amazing! I know you may think a series that is basically an elongated love triangle could not possibly have any large twists beyond the main character picking one person over the other. But Kiera Cass certainly did so and more. Not only that but the maturity in the storyline gave the plot so much more of an edge. I can not wait for the next installment of the Selection series and I look forward to other series from Kiera Cass.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke United States 04-26-13
    Brooke United States 04-26-13 Member Since 2011

    Just a book fool.

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    "America how could you?!"

    I cant. I CAN’T! If I never read another book with a love triangle it will be too soon. I loved the first book in this series. It was a fun lighthearted distopian which is not easy to do, and I really enjoyed it. This book... this book frustrated me more then any book has in a long, long time. Pretty much no story line but the ridiculous love triangle that goes nowhere by the way if anything it only gets more complicated.

    America made every single bad decisoin she could think of and we endend this book exactly where we started.

    Sure there are still some fun aspects of this book that made the first one so great, and yes, I will be reading/listening to the last one, but The Elite fell so short of my expectations I can hardly believe it.

    If you can’t help but find out what happens next then listen to this one at your own risk. Maybe after this warning you will be able to enjoy it more. Good luck.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Frances Whittier, CA, United States 05-26-14
    Frances Whittier, CA, United States 05-26-14 Member Since 2012

    It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.

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    "Fantastic!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Elite to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Amy does an amazing job. I just had to closed eyes and pretend I was there.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I didn't have one, it was all good.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, the scene where America caught the Prince making out with another girl. My stomach dropped.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AudioAddict Austin, Texas, USA 08-30-13
    AudioAddict Austin, Texas, USA 08-30-13 Member Since 2013

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "I confess -- I really like this series!"

    STORY - My husband and friends would probably tease me for listening to this book. The characters are teenaged girls, and the story is a combination of the TV show The Bachelor and the Cinderella fairy tale -- girls competing for a prince. It's chick lit all the way!

    In this second book, The Selection has now become "The Elite," with only six competitors left from the larger original number. There are rivalries between the girls, as you might imagine. The main character, America, is not sure she's over the relationship with her old BF, who is now a guard at the palace where the competition is taking place. So there's a love triangle going on during the competition, plus the kingdom is experiencing political unrest and is under attack.

    It may be teenaged chick lit, but there's a lot that's going on in the story that I find totally enjoyable. It's a light, easy listen, with lots of young, innocent romance thrown in. I might be stupid at my age for enjoying this series, but I do. I can't wait for the third and final book to come out to see how everything ends up. (These books must be listened to in order, as each one leads into the next).

    NARRATION - The reader has an unusual way of reading which I can't quite describe. It sort of bothered me for maybe an hour into the first book, but after that I thought she was perfect for the rest of that book and this one as well.

    OVERALL - For females about 15 and up. There's no inapproprite language or situations. It might be too immature for some listeners, but not this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy LE ROY, IL, United States 04-26-13
    Judy LE ROY, IL, United States 04-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Follow up"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - I have recomended the Selection to many of my friends - and you HAVE to read the next part!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That I was suprised at a few things that happened - didnt see it comming and I love that!


    What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

    I liked the narration and thought she did a great job with different voices - I knew who was who just by her voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I did!


    Any additional comments?

    I was desperately waiting for this book to come out after reading - The Selection. I absolutely loved the first book - and I really liked the second. But I have to agree with other reviews - the love triangle did get a little too much attention and huge circumstances got a back seat. The back and forth with her decision was a huge rollercoaster and in the end came full circle to the same place we started. I am rooting for Maxton and hope that the third book can delve a little more into the surrounding circumstances that just America deciding one then the other.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    CJ Sequim, WA, United States 04-25-13
    CJ Sequim, WA, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Waste of time, waste of money"

    What a let down.
    I loved the first book. I loved the characters.
    I pre-ordered the book. It fell to pieces.

    The only plot that this followed was one of teen angst: "I like him, no I like him, no I don't know what to do" Major events were happening in the story - additional raids, traitors. No description on these major plot events, nope, all taking a back seat to the love triangle.

    Then, to make what little plot come together, the author would drop plot bombshells on the readers left and right. Traitors, cheating, abuse, by characters that you liked, and it seemed that there was no reason for these twists and turns that tore down the character development that was done in the first book, other than to highlight the love triangle- that did not make sense in the first place.

    What a disappointment.

    The first book was so fun, and this did not live up.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Charlotte, NC, United States 07-24-14
    Ashley Charlotte, NC, United States 07-24-14 Member Since 2013

    I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.

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    "Nice addition to the story"

    This is definitely YA. Love triangle, ansgty stupid girl who, if she'd just stopped to ask or actually talk about what she saw, there would have been a lot less drama, YA.

    I like the story- which is odd, because I hate 'The Bachelor' love dating shows (which this basically is), am not the hugest fan of dystopian (which this is) and love triangles make me want to put my nails down a chalkboard. But for some reason, it works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karolina glendora, new jersey, United States 07-16-14
    Karolina glendora, new jersey, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "even better than the first"
    Any additional comments?

    looooooooooved it - i really enjoyed the way the love story between Maxon and America grows

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nikita Earle USA 07-07-14
    Nikita Earle USA 07-07-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing"
    Would you listen to The Elite again? Why?

    Yes, because it is a great series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elite?

    Didn't have one. Loved the whole book.


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

    Yes, the Everneath series. Same pace, same type of voices but it had a different tone that separated the stories.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Finished in three days


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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