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The Elite: Selection, Book Two

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The Elite: Selection, Book Two

Kiera Cass takes America Singer on an even bigger emotional rollercoaster as the competition for Prince Maxon’s heart dwindles from 35 girls to only six, in the second book of The Selection, THE ELITE.

No one said that fighting for a Prince’s heart was easy, especially when there are 34 other girls. Now there only six left, and America Singer is one of them. Everyone else is sure that they want to be Princess, but America is torn between Aspen, the boy whom she loved before she entered the Selection, and now Prince Maxon, the boy who is vying for her heart. America will find out how tough the competition really is and what being with Maxon could really mean.

"THE ELITE effectively has the reader become a part of the selection, while facing many dramatic situations and plot twists. Readers will fall in love with the story and its characters all over again, just as they did in the first."

The first book was more about the competition itself, but THE ELITE brings to life what the real meaning of being a princess, and eventually queen, will entail. America faces the real question which is more important than if she wants to be with Maxon --- can she face all circumstances that come with being the queen? Even the horrifying and scary ones?

THE ELITE keeps the readers on the edge of their seats with their hands glued to the book and their eyes unwilling to leave the story of America’s life. Author Kiera Cass gives such vivid descriptions that have you find yourself holding your breath when America does or crying when she is. In this way, Cass also does an excellent job of expressing the character’s emotions. The book may be told in just the protagonist’s point of view, but you still learn what the other characters are feeling, and as the competition gets tougher, each competitor shows their true personalities.

THE ELITE effectively has the reader become a part of the selection, while facing many dramatic situations and plot twists. Readers will fall in love with the story and its characters all over again, just as they did in the first. This story is filled with so many unexpected plot twists, shocking scenes and dramatic situations for the most exciting ending, giving America a whole new attitude and plan on how to handle the Elite.

Reviewed by Harman K. on April 23, 2013

The Elite: Selection, Book Two
by Kiera Cass