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The Elite

Cass, Kiera (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Elite


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"Sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection--but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies"--
Authors: Cass, Kiera
Title: The Elite
Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen,, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 322 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: "Sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection--but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies"--
ISBN: 0062059963
9780062059963
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Report This Mar 16, 2014
  • samanthakimble rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The idea behind this series is interesting: a competition to choose the next princess and America Singer isn't the typical girl you would expect from this type of competition nor does she want to be there. The book seems like a few other books I've read smashed into one and feels like it is trying to be the Hunger Games without needing to kill each other. My other issue is that the first book feels like a long set up that has no pay off at the end. The Elite is a bit different. It is really fast pace, with much greater insight into some of the characters.

Report This Feb 14, 2014
  • jeanner222 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

In this sequel to The Selection, we revisit America Singer, Prince Maxon, and the idiotic competition to become the next princess. Maxon’s feelings for America have deepened, and America is still unsure of her feelings for him. This is particularly tough because America’s other love, Aspen, just happens to be working as a guard at the palace. So, more love triangle, as well as more of America’s struggle to choose between princesshood and the love she already knows with Aspen. Meh.

Report This Feb 10, 2014
  • SkylarkShadow rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The first book was okay, but I feel like in this book the author changes ideas very quickly but will then come back to them in a few paragraphs which can be quite confusing. I am not a person who generally likes popular books. I did not like the Divergent series very much, Twilight is not my thing, although the Hunger Games was pretty good. I generally like books that are out of the ordinary. This book, had a small amount of that, but when the backstory is better than the plot, there is a problem. If a book is going to be stereotypical with the love triangle, the main character should at least choose one. I was very dissapointed in this book and will not be reading any others by this author any time soon. However if you liked Twilight, you may enjoy this. Yes, this is still a better love story than Twilight.

Report This Jan 23, 2014
  • Marikomc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book if you like the hunger games you will like this book.^-^

Report This Jan 12, 2014
  • callmeprincess rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When you think of the competition of a lifetime... Hunger Games comes to mind, the kind of competitions where one fights to survive against the odds. But it's out with the old and in with the new, because winning for one's heart is much more challenging. "The Elite", the sequel to the best-selling novel "The Selection" continues the story from where it lefts off. The field narrows down to only six girls, but only one could be the queen, only one could prove herself worthy for the crown. I was mesmerized both by the story and the idea of a competition where so many girls compete for the attention of one prince even from the first book, and this one just brought it to a whole different level. Royal catfights, shocking confessions, changes of heart that could alter a girl's life forever...I couldn't be more grateful for the author for creating such a beautiful series. It takes place in the near future where a new world arise. The society is divided into eight castes, one being the royal family and eight being the lowest of the low. In a war-torn nation where despair looms, there is one event where the citizens can all look forward to, the selection. An opportunity for one ordinary girl to be the queen, a golden lottery no girl could resist. Our heroine, America Singer came into the competition mainly by the persuasion of her parents. Heart-broken over her boyfriend, Aspen, she was not looking forward to be competing for a guy she doesn't even like, prince Maxon. But all of that changed over time. A classic love triangle between a girl, the perfect guy, and the best friend. And just when America decided to seriously fight for Maxon, her old flame Aspen was transferred to be the palace guard...All of this happened before "The Elite", now things are heating up, this is not a game anymore. There was thirty-five girls who came, only six remains. While America is torn between her newfound love for Maxon, and her nostalgic feelings for Aspen, she realize that time is running out for her to decide. The other girls know what they want and are all determined to get the one thing that mattered, Maxon. The only thing standing in America's way is herself. Conflicted from a devastating loss, violent rebel breakouts, and forbidden feelings, who is the one she really wants to be? And is it already too late? Waiting for this book felt like centuries, but it was all worth it, gladly it did not disappoint! It was a bit slow-paced, and not a lot of things happened, and in the end I was happy that America finally made her decision between choosing which guy. The story is at last going somewhere! The cover for the book is simply amazing, with the same idea of the first book, the background is in crystal-like reflection, and the dress...Gorgeous doesn't even begin to describe it. In a orange mixed with red color with geometric details, I want that dress! Another thing I love as equally as the cover design is the chemistry between America and Maxon, the subtle romantic feeling is now turned into passionate love. Fingers crossed for them to end up together! The title is called "The Elite" because the second installment focuses on the life of America as one of the "Elite". The remaining girls are all "Elite", for they are the last six standing. All in all, this series became my favorite fairytale...Well, there's a girl and prince, it qualifies to be fairy tale.

Report This Jan 09, 2014
  • Creamycookie320 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I finish this book in a day it's soooo good. I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THE ONE IS AVAILABLE!!

THE ONE will be out May 6, 2014.

Report This Dec 07, 2013
  • Aria Eve Mann rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There better be a third book. No offense, kiera, but the first one was better.

Report This Dec 03, 2013
  • Monikan21 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable read. I am waiting for the third book to see what happens.

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Report This Dec 07, 2013
  • Aria Eve Mann rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maxon and America are on good terms until she earns the king's disaproval ( don't know how yo spell that).

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Report This Jun 19, 2013
  • stepha89 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A couple brief references to sexual activity.

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