I’ll be reviewing the 2nd book in the Selection Series. Its The Elite by Kiera Cass. This book series is, by no means, a great work of literature that will forever be remembered. But it is a perfect summer read because it’s light, fluffy, but interesting at the same time.
About The Elite
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
I’m actually a little embarrassed by how much I liked the first book in The Selection series, because I loathe the entire concept of The Bachelor (and THE SELECTION was described as The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games). I gave it a shot based on a few reviewers who likewise were surprised by how fun the debut was, and honestly, I couldn’t put it down once I started and I had a similar experience reading THE ELITE.
Review of The Elite
So in The Elite, we are still hanging out with Prince Maxon – America has made the cut and is in the final six. Maxon is doing all he can to convince America that she’s who he wants… all while dating 5 other girls.
I mean, you’ve all seen The Bachelor and any other of those irritating dating shows right? That’s this. In book form and the dude is a prince.
Let’s start with the plot. I mean, what there is of it. I swear 80% of this book is spent going back in forth in America’s mind on whether she can handle being a princess and whether she loves Maxon or whether she loves Aspen.
Okay… aside from the 80% of America being all wishy-washy, the other time is spent on the girls doing tasks to show they could succeed at being the princess and hiding in secret rooms from the rebels who seem to be searching the castle for something and leaving cryptic messages all over the walls after an attack.
I was frustrated with the true lack of a plot and any movement forward with the story.And America’s flip-flopping. and near the end, America starts acting like a child… The story here felt very static and there was only one elimination, which wasn’t even really a true elimination. I think by this point we should have the field narrowed down a bit more but … that’s just me. It will be interesting to see how Cass wraps up this series. I imagine the final book will be filled with everything seeing as how this book wasn’t filled with much of anything. AND YES. I’ll be reading book three even if I end up hating everyone in it.