* Star (A waste of time!)
This is my second book review for Kiera Cass’s series, The Selection. The Elite continues with America Singer who finds herself among the Elite, the final six contestants competing for the chance to marry Prince Maxon. Although America realizes her feelings for Maxon, she also realizes she still has feelings for her first love, Aspen. America also questions whether she will be able to lead the people of Illea as their potential future queen. After reading the first two books in this series, I can say with confidence that I would not recommend them to others unless they are into The Bachelor type of romance books. As I read the book, I felt as if I were reading a fan fiction book as it seemed very unprofessional and at times, lacking in artistic talent. It would have been a better read if Cass had incorporated more details of characters and setting. I wasn’t able to imagine the events of the novel. I also disliked America’s wishy-washy feelings for the two main male characters.
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
The Elite is the second book in the Selection series. There are six girls left and Maxon has to choose one. The Elite means that these girls are more “superior” than the others. I liked this book because it was short and to the point, but also had you at the edge of your seat the whole time.
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Now that the girls who were selected are narrowed down to the last six, the competition to make Maxon fall in love with one of them is far more fierce. America finds a tug of war on her heart when she is reunited with her past lover, Aspen, and her current crush, Maxon. I didn’t like how America liked both Maxon and Aspen and couldn’t decide which one to be with. For middle and high school teens.
* * * Stars (Pretty good)
The Selection began with 35 girls. Now the group has been narrowed down to the six Elites. America Singer must win Maxon Schreave’s heart in this competition. She finds herself torn between Aspen and Maxon, and she needs to find where her heart truly lies. Is it Maxon who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
This book was fairly worse than its predecessor, “The Selection.” It was easy to read and was weirdly obsessive when I read it. America’s character is obnoxious, indecisive, and all around the worst in the Selection series. I really like the drama in this book, which made it very fun to read. I would recommend this to readers who are just getting into YA books. For younger (middle school) teens.