Title: The Elite
Series: Selection, #2
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Date Published: April 23, 2013
Synopsis: 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.
Just like the first one, this was hard to put down. There was more drama surrounding the selection, because less girls are present so more focus was on each of them. Also, there is more learned about each of the characters. This includes the king. Oh man, I do not like that person. I can't go into detail, but I wish I could kick him in the butt - with a scalding steal toe boot.
A couple things that stood out for me was how much more I can relate to the main characters. Maxon in this book, in that he hides things in order not to appear weak. America, in that she's freaking awesome and stands up for what she believes in - even if she is dumb about it. I have also gotten frustrated about things going on around me to the point of being stupid.
I've already bought book 3, but I am waiting for it to be delivered. I got it from my kid's book fair because I was "supporting his school". Also because it was $5 cheaper than Amazon, which was selling it cheaper than the bookstores in my area. Anyway, I cannot wait to start it. I will also be listening to the short stories, because I need to know all the things I can about this series.