The Elite (Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

Book: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection
Other Books by this Author: The Selection Series, The Siren

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Plot: The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

My thoughts:

I did not like this book as much as I liked the Selection. For me it felt a bit like the sophomore slump of the series. While I still devoured it, I found the characters much less likeable in this one. At one point or another, I think every single character made me want to throw something at them. Mid-way through the book, I found myself extremely tired of America’s love triangle, hoping it didn’t continue much longer. Perhaps it’s because I never felt as invested in America’s relationship with Aspen for whatever reason, but I just kept pleading in my head for her to just LET HIM GO. I have nothing against Aspen, I just didn’t like the way America was treating Maxon and I was desperate to move on to some other aspect of the story. This did have some interesting plot turns and it’s worth reading, but I didn’t feel the same pull as I did with the first book. At the time of this review I have finished the next two books in the series, and The Selection series has redeemed itself in my eyes.

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