The Elite by Kiera Cass
Release Date: April 23rd, 2013
Received: Bought, B&N
Description: 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.
Review: Ok, I’m going to be brutally honest here: I hated this book. I still love the world and the concept of the series but this installment almost made me rage quit more than once. You want to know why? Well there are two reasons and the both start with the letter A.
Reason One: America. This is the book where America is at her most annoying. OMG, girl, please get your shit together before I knock your head against the wall. She is the least decisive character I have ever had the misfortune to read about. She’s got these two guys and she’s dangling them both on a string and batting at them like a cat. Do I want to play with Aspen or Maxon today? Jeez girl, you don’t have forever, make a decision and stick to it!
Reason Two: Aspen. Someone please drop him off a cliff or something? *Sigh* Remember how I said I didn’t really like him in The Selection? Well in The Elite I hate him. Actual, raging hate. I find him as indecisive as America but also selfish and whiny. To me he has little to no redeeming qualities and I cannot fathom why America would still be wasting her time on him.
Between these two characters I had almost thrown my book across the room more than a few times. This book is very weak in both plot and character and the only thing that kept me going was wanting to see how the third book would play out. Honestly, what are these character thinking? ARE they even thinking? Maxon, do you really want a girl like America? It’s your life and sanity, bro.
This was still a really fast read but much more frustrating than the previous book. Please, dear god, let’s go on to the next book.
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