The Elite (Selection series, part 2) by Kiera Cass
America Singer is now an Elite in the Selection, competing against five other girls to be Prince Maxon’s bride and the princess of Illea. She doesn’t actually have to work very hard, though. Maxon is completely attached to her. She still has a hard time sorting her feelings, and she goes back and forth between Maxon and Aspen. But, when she’s ready to give Maxon her loyalty, she notices him hanging out with the other girls more than her. That leaves her completely confused. The rebel attacks continue, more dangerous and more frequent. Maxon and America try to solve the mystery of why they are attacking, and they may have gotten close.
America cries a lot in this book. It gets annoying after a while and I just want to snap my fingers in her face and say get over it! Honestly! I CAN understand that she’s going through a lot of stress, but if the whole book is filled with crying I usually don’t care to finish.
This book has a little more romance in it than The Selection, but nothing terrible. This book has a few twists in it that made me want to keep reading. The Elite ends on a semi-happy note, I suppose. It makes me anticipate the third book, but I don’t think it’s something I would lose sleep if I don’t read it.
I think I liked The Elite about the same as The Selection, maybe a little more, but I give both three stars. They aren’t my favorite books ever, but I’d recommend them to my friends.