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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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I'm hooked.

I don't know what it is about this book but I'm addicted. I really can't pull myself away from how when I think everything will be perfect for America, she winds up doing something crazy. Great Book!

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guilty pleasure

What made the experience of listening to The Elite the most enjoyable?

The formulaic princess story...I'm a sucker for a princess story.

What other book might you compare The Elite to and why?

The Hunger Games---which is much better.

What does Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Listening to her say "I shrugged" a million times.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Dystopian Reality Show

Any additional comments?

This series hooked me completely but I will be surprised if I ever re-listen to it. It's not the best story, but something so irresistible about a princess. Loved the friendships between the female characters and the queen.

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loved it!

better than I expected! can't wait to read the next installment... so happy I found this series!

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love

I just don't want it to be over... this is a good book for a hopeless romantic

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love this series!

I love this series. I love the characters and the plot. I really did not plan to love it as much but I do!

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Book one should have been the only book

Time flew in book one . The plot however was thin and not worthy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

I love this book the story makes me feel like I'm a princess to and no matter where or who u r u can always be a princess and there is always a princess in u

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Lots of Turmoil, Maturity Issues

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but only if they read the 1st book in the series. It was a well written book but not as lighthearted as the Selection.
Many reviews I read complained about how much they really disliked America and that she is wishy washy but nobody in reality has ever been in her position. Extremely poor growing up, falls in love and rejected even though she was willing to be even poorer; then live like a princess and she is only 17. Even though she has fallen in love, the terror of her decision and how it will affect her and her family is out of this world. It's still another non-stop read that I just couldn't put down.

What other book might you compare The Elite to and why?

Honestly I can't compare this book. It's still a contunation of the selection preocess with lots of politics, and the palace under attack constantly

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was actually at the ending when they were the most honest and she discovers how much he truely loves her.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Honesty prevails but secrets abound

Any additional comments?

America is dealing with her growing love for Maxon and what she wants. She's reserved about becoming a princess, but wants Maxon. Aspen keeps pushing her to choose him and she knows he's a safe bet. But reality is she is 17 years old and if she chooses Maxon she inherits a great responibility when she becomes a princess and then the queen. If she chooses Apsen she knows where she will be a "2" in the caste system. But reality is she doesn't think like a "2 or 3" she thinks like a "5 or 6" and is feeling inferor. The Selection process has changed her more than she realizes until the end. She is finally going through the stage in life where she is uncertain of her feelings and experienceing jelousy for the first time. Must be very hard to want someone who is dating 6 people at the same time.

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Still Awesome!

I see so many hateful reviews, I'm sorry people, I'm still addicted!! Guess some people are just going to hate. They may just be mad the author dragged it our over so many books but they are still suspenseful!

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loved

amazing
I thought the whole book was extremely extraordinary
I am glad I read it