The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass. Published Apr 23, 2013 by Harper Teen. CDN $11.99 Kindle edition.
The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever–and America is still struggling to decide where her own heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen, who she always thought was the one? 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.( (Goodreads Excerpt)
OMG, Holy Crap and any other flip out words I can say! I have never wanted to throw a book at the wall so badly in my life, while still desperate to read more more more! This book both infuriated me and delighted me and infuriated me again. Sigh…
Ok now that I am calmer let’s try to rationalize the above:
America- OMG woman are you stupid!
Maxon – OMG man are you blind and stupid!
Aspen- seriously dude if you love this girl you are one stupid guy for putting her through that and risking her very life! Are you STUPID!
OK without giving you spoilers I realize that I can’t really explain myself here. I refuse to do spoilers so suffice it to say this book was a roller coaster of emotions on every front. I have to say that I did enjoy it in the end. The story progresses from just the Selection and you see more of the political issues and the history of the Selection as well as some character development from the King which I enjoyed. (He’s a BLEEP* for sure!)
I’m really looking forward to the last book and I really hope America smartens the hell up because so many times I wanted to smack her up the side of the head! Seriously.
5 stars for me. It is rare that I am that emotionally involved in a story!