My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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 Illea.
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.
I liked The Selection, I did, and the dresses on the covers of this series are gorgeous. The beginning of The Elite started off well, and was hoping that she had made her decision.
There were some good things that happened though!
I do like America's personality (except for her indecision), her kindness and compassion, her ability to stand up for what she believes in, etc. She may be a little quick and rash at times, but I think she would make a good princess, and be right for Maxon. She probably has the most determination and wishes the most that things would change. I really don't like the caste system, it's terrible in so many ways. She's lived it, will she have the chance to make a difference.
There was some of this:
The competition continued. Then!
Have you read The Elite? What were your feelings?
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