December 06, 2014

Book Review: The Elite

The Elite (The Selection, #2)Title: The Elite.
Author: Kiera Cass.
Series: Yes, The Selection #2.
Pages: 336
Source: Purchased.
Publisher: HarperTeen.
Published Date: 4/23/13
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"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."


If you've been following Turning Pages for a little while now, than you know just how much I love reading, and writing about what I'm reading. (Well, DUH LISA! You're a book blogging!) But you should also know that I've had a little bit of a rough patch this last month or so, with school and life in general. I'm taking four classes, working part time, and dealing with everything else the universe is throwing at me.

When it came to reading, I needed something to distract me, something that would completely grasp my attention, and take me away from all the stresses in life. And when I decided to finally pick up The Selection, I had no idea that it would do just that!

After enjoying The Selection as much as I did, even with all the doubts I had before hand, I knew the only thing I could do was marathon The Elite and The One. It was almost unbearable having to wait until the next day to finally get started on The Elite.

The selection began with a total of thirty five girls, but now there are only six left, known as the elite. America is the lowest caste still in for the running, competing with twos, threes and fours. With only a hand full of girls left, time is running out. Aspen is now a guard in the castle, Maxon is confessing his love, the competition between the girls is getting ugly, and the kingdom is being attacked by the rebels.

I thought The Selection had a lot of things going, The Elite completely blew me out of the water.

Even as things were getting tough, not only in the big decision America had to make, but also with the rebellion and the competition, she remained the same person I adored in the first book. She didn't let the pressure of any of the things going on around her, change her. America kept the same morals, and knew exactly what she was fighting for.

I wish I could go into more detail about The Elite, but there are two factors that are preventing me from doing so; I don't want to give too much away to those of you who haven't read The Selection, and I don't remember if specific details happen in The Elite or The One, because I devoured them both in two days.

(I know, I'm sorry! I couldn't help myself!)

Overall, The Elite was an amazing installment to The Selection. Not only did we witness a different side to some of the competing girls, the king and queen, but also to how the country is run. So far this series has become something much more than I could have ever imagined when it was compared to the Bachelor. I'm still SO happy that I decided to pick them up!


  1. I completely agree with you on this one. I didn't expect to like the Selection as much as I did and I didn't really think I would love the rest of the series either but I did love it. I enjoyed this book and The One was also very special for me so I'm glad that both of us found something we loved about this series.
    Thanks for the great review! Now we just have to wait for The Heir, which I'm sad isn't going to be America's continued story but I still am hoping for the best.

    1. UGH! I know! There are suppose to be two more books coming out, so when I heard about this, I almost died. But then I heard it wasn't about America, and I think my heart broke a little...



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