the elite

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
I actually finished this a while ago and keep forgetting to do the review. I loved the Selection, but this fell short for me, very short. There was too much indecision and people changing their minds left, right and centre. As for Apsen, I really did not like him as a character, I was actually skipping scenes where he was in (very unlike me), it’s the first time I have ever had to do that in a book.
I would have preferred a little more about the rebels and less about how America and Maxon cannot make up their minds. America was acting like a spoiled brat at points and it got infuriating.
3 out of 5 stars.