Monday, December 24, 2012

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Selection started out with 35 girls and now in The Elite it is down to 6. America is still confused about her feelings for Maxon. Sometimes she feels that her heart will break when she sees him with another one of the girls, but then she will see a side of him that reminds her once again why she feels so inadequate to be the future Queen. And what of her feelings for Aspen? Her boyfriend from home, now a guard in the palace. He is still the only one that she feels truly knows her. If she is chosen by Maxon what will happen to her friendship with Aspen? When America distances herself from Maxon and he turns his affections elsewhere will America realize her mistake or has she lost his trust for good?

I actually found myself liking The Elite better than The Selection. There seemed to be much more going on in The Elite. Also it seemed that we were able to see more of the characters personality, the author dug a little deeper and gave the characters more complex feelings. In The Selection I was all for America and Maxon getting together. In The Elite I now have my doubts. I still like Maxon, he has a depth to him that I didn't see before. But he also made me angry because he seemed wishy-washy,  one minute he was telling America she was the girl for him and then in the next he would be all over another of the girls. I also got frustrated with America for not showing Maxon more of her true self. Plus the fact that she continues to lead Aspen on. But all of those feelings and relationships are what keep The Elite entertaining. And don't you just love the cover?

Which cover do you like better? I like The Selection cover better. Both are beautiful, but for some reason The Selection draws me to it more. Check out my review of The Selection HERE.


















14 comments:

  1. Great review. I figured that since we are always commenting on each other's Goodreads account that we should be friends in the blogging world. I love your blog.

    My blog is http://danicapage.blogspot.com if you are interested in peeking at mine.

    I just spotted your review of Vanished and am definitely going to check that out.

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    1. Thanks Danica! I visited your blog and signed up for email updates and also followed you :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. Hi!

    I wanted to know - Does America choose someone in The Elite?

    You dont have to tell me who (unless you want to...) but can you please answer my question?

    Thanks!

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    1. Sadly we have to wait until the next book to find out who America chooses...or who Maxon chooses.

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    2. Is it kind of hinted near the end who she will choose? Where does the book end? Does it end with the selection nearly finished?

      So many questions!

      Thank you sooo much!

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    3. No hints in the book of who she will choose. After all there will be another book coming out so the author couldn't end it all in book 2. I think the selection is probably far from finished in book 2, but am hoping that all will be settled in book 3. I haven't gone to the authors webpage or blog or read anything else about the books so I'm about as in the dark as you are ;)

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    4. Oh well...

      I cant wait till The Elite comes out! It's taking forever!

      Last question (if thats ok..) - How does the book end?

      I dont know how I can thank you enough! :)

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    5. So sorry, I think a lot of people would frown at me if I gave away the ending of the book. You'll just have to wait and read it :)

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    6. Ok, you've told me enough

      Thank you again so much!

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    7. After you have read it(next month?)then I hope you come back and tell me what you thought of it. Thanks for stopping at my blog and commenting.

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    8. No Problem! :)

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  3. This book came out a few days ago it can't get to my house soon enough!

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    1. LOL! I'm actually reading The Elite right now. When I finished The Selection I was definitely Team Maxon. Now that I'm reading The Elite you never know, my opinion could change.

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    2. Yep, I'm still up in the air about who I want her to end up with. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it :)

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