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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2

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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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    Timothy Huff 05-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring"

    The first book was about the selection process and was entertaining as it painted a world much different than the world we live in today. The second book however is a boring and predictable to hold my attention. I had to force myself over days to finish the book and will not be reading book 3. It is clear what the book was going from book one and I will not waste money and time reading two books that could be summed up in the single paragraph. Save your credits and money and look for something else.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Serena Ho Hong Kong 02-20-15
    Serena Ho Hong Kong 02-20-15 Member Since 2017

    book worm

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    "Omg, this book was a disaster!"

    The narrator was fine, but the story was not good at all. The plot line was shallow, the world building was incomplete and the love triangle in this book was tedious!

    I usually love romance novels, and enjoy the occasional love triangle story plots. But the gaping holes in the story is too glaring to ignore.

    To be honest, I can't even muster the enthusiasm to write too indent about the flaws in the book - it's not worth the time or effort. Stay away from the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C J WA, USA 04-25-13
    C J WA, USA 04-25-13 Member Since 2017

    cj

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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.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Frances Sarabia Whittier, CA, United States 05-26-14
    Frances Sarabia 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.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    MintSunrise Atlanta, Ga 02-06-15
    MintSunrise Atlanta, Ga 02-06-15 Member Since 2017

    32 years old and still addicted to happy endings!

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    "Is he worth it?!"

    I am not a huge fan of love triangles. As a married woman I know I will never be a part of a love triangle....so why can't I put this book down???

    What is this political significance that has the rebels SO VIOLENT? America has become emotionally invested now (in Maxon), so her inner dialogue is much more emotional. She is getting distracted by her emotions and cannot see the political significance she needs to share with Maxon.... I wish that Maxon could trust America with more secrets, but she needs to prove herself trustworthy....and she hasn't......yet. :D

    Maxon has impressed me from the moment we met, and we find out so much more about Maxon in this book (yea!!) We get to see the ladies lead their own royal tasks, like learning about court functions and practice directing them. You grow to like other girls in the competition (who knew?), and even feel a little sympathy and jealousy towards them (dresses, parties, and drama, OH My!).

    Also, didn't realize this was a miniseries on tv...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    melrailey Georgia, United States 11-17-13
    melrailey Georgia, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2007

    Mel

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    "Just OK but a Promising Ending"

    I found that I was on the fence about this book the entire time that I was listening to it. I spent most of the book raging at America for not making a decision, not fighting back, not just reaching out and grabbing what she wanted (or at least deciding what she wanted). At times I was ready to give up on the book and the series. Then, finally, right towards the end of the book, America grew a backbone and started to make up her mind and became likable. I was sorry to see the book end because suddenly America was leading her life and not letting it lead her. Now I can't wait to read the final book and see how the series ends.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Herbert 07-15-13
    M. Herbert 07-15-13 Member Since 2017

    bookluvrmindy

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    "I love this series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended it! The book is amazing and so is the reader.


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

    I did listen in just one sitting....or drive. LOL


    Any additional comments?

    Oh my gosh!!! This series is AWESOME! There is so much to say about why I loved, loved, loved this book! I loved The Selection and I just love The Elite even more!

    The Elite picks up pretty much right where The Selection left off, and there is so much more that happens throughout this book! Oh…my! Something really terrible happens to one of my favorite characters in this book and I was absolutely horrified! That’s when we also learn how horrible the nation’s leaders really are. There are also some eye-opening things that happen that had me questioning the true motives of the rebels, and a bunch of other events that have left me curious about what is really going on all around! OH MY!!!! I’m dying to know more!

    As for the romance! I was a little sad that Prince Maxon is absent from a lot of the book; especially, because Aspen is back in the picture and we see him throughout the book. I don’t hate Aspen, but I just really don’t want America to be with him. Then something horrible happens that had me questioning my feelings about Prince Maxon, but my feelings are really clear now! And this other thing that happens with Prince Maxon… I WAS a little horrified with the initial shock of it, but I should have expected it and I’m not really mad at him. I’m thinking, “Can I really blame the guy?” “Nah, I’m good!” I’m still Team Maxon!

    There‘s a lot of craziness that happens near the end of The Elite, and I was worried that it was going to end in a way that I wouldn’t be happy with, but it actually ends perfectly! It ends in a way that has me dying for the last book and it left me knowing that the next book will be fabulous!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sarak 08-29-15
    sarak 08-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nope. Nope nope nope."

    I enjoyed the first book and immediately started on the second, but I very quickly realized that in book two, America Singer began losing brain cells at an incredible rate. She seemed like a reasonable human being at the outset, but soon all she could talk about was how confused she was. That was almost all that happened in the whole book--"No Maxon, I won't leave because I might like you...just wait indefinitely. And don't talk to any of the other girls. Just sit tight while I go make out with Aspen." I mean, I am an extremely indecisive person myself, and she made me look like Judge Judy. Notable exceptions to this confusion include the time she pointlessly told her father about some very sensitive information she had sworn to keep secret, and those other times when she wasn't confused because she very confidently leapt to completely insane conclusions. After landing at these conclusions she of course needed to take swift, rash, extremely decisive action to sabotage herself (and those she claimed to care about) at every turn. Great job, honey. Why is this even a book?

    My other complaint is the narration. Perhaps it is to some people's taste, but the EXTREME breathiness of nearly every single word basically made me want to scream. Please stop whispering.

    4 of 7 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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Brittany BURLESON, TEXAS, United States 04-27-17
    Brittany BURLESON, TEXAS, United States 04-27-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Love it!"

    This story is so fun! I can't wait to see who America chooses! On to the next book!👍☺️

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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