Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #2 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: April 23rd 2013
Purchase: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Iléa.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

Ohmygoodness, I was SO excited to read this book! First off, whose team are you guys on!? Team Maxon for me because Aspen is just like…LIKE GET OVER HER OKAY JUST STOP PLEASE YOU ARE SO ANNOYING. But anyways, if you guys haven’t already read The Selection, I highly recommend it! & also if you haven’t, this review MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FROM THE 1ST BOOK. 

I was super ecstatic to start The Elite because I got such great VIIBES (omg why am I using this word so much idek) from The Selection so I was expecting The Elite to be similar, if not better. well, I’m going to be straight up with you guys-it wasn’t. America was so annoying in this one and her indecisiveness between Maxon and Aspen was just SO FRUSTRATING I JUST WANTED TO SLAP HER FACE. I hated how she tells Maxon that she chooses him, and then THAT NIGHT, she sneaks out to Aspen. LIKE UH GIRL WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU NO WONDER WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END HAPPENED.

However although I was quite frustrated throughout the entire novel, I do have to say that I did enjoy many parts of it!

Okay guys I guess my reviews are just going to be short and sweet. Or in this cause since it is a slightly negative review, short and bitter.

4 hearts

Reading Order: The Selection series

The Prince by Kiera Cass The Selection by Kiera Cass The Elite by Kiera Cass
The Guard by Kiera Cass The One by Kiera Cass The Selection Stories by Kiera Cass

#0.5 ~ The Prince • Ebook • Goodreads
#1 ~ The Selection: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ The Elite: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ The Guard: Ebook • Goodreads
#3 ~ The One: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Goodreads
The Selection Stories (The Prince & The Guard): Paperback • Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday {2}: Favorite Book Covers Of Books We’ve Read

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WOOT!! It’s Top Ten Tuesday today, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. So, this week’s theme is…

Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books We’ve Read

(We kind of cheated and counted a whole series as 1 of the 10 we chose, but oh well!)

Lacey’s choices:

sea of tranquility 2sea of tranquility 1(Because both versions look amazing!)






New Tahereh Mafi
clockwork princesswith all my souleleanor & park
the secret of ella and michaiceddays of blood and starlightmeant to be

Shirley’s Choices:

New Tahereh MafiHex Hall
the goddess test?????????????????????????the goddess inheritance

Cathy’s Choices:

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)
Second Chance SummerAmy and Roger's Epic DetourA Song for SummerMy Life Next Door
Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)The Summer of Skinny Dipping (Summer, #1)Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

So let us know which covers you love from our choices, and your own favorite covers!