Monday, April 23, 2018

"The Elite" by Kiera Cass


SERIES: The Selection #1
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
GENRE: Dystopian
SOURCE: Borrowed

America Singer is one of THE ELITE and Prince Maxon only has eyes for her. If she wins the competition for his heart, she will leave her pre-destined life for a world of luxury. But the outcome is less than certain; the threat of rebel violence just beyond the palace walls is escalating into war and bitter rivals are ready to take her down. And as America's feelings for Maxon grow stronger, ex-lover Aspen waits for her in the shadows. Where do her loyalties truly lie?


After the good time I had with the first instalment, I was really looking forward to another exciting book, so imagine my disappointment when things suddenly—all too soonescalated quite badly...

I'm sorry to say this, but the whole book felt rushed, so much that it almost seemed like certain events were taking place just to fill the plot, which also strongly wants to gravitate around a love triangle that doesn't even really exists in my opinion. It honestly appears forced and it makes America Singer look like anything but the strong girl we met in the first book. In fact, she is quite naive and hypocrite. From someone who comes from a lower class and knows how hard life is, she has no problem acting like a spoiled girl who wants the Prince's attention all for herself—knowing all too well where she is and why—and if that doesn't happen, why not fool around with Aspen? After all, she doesn't have to say a word about this to Maxon, BUT the Prince better explains his actions—motives, thoughts, himself, and everything in between—or this thing is over. Sorry to break it to you, but trust goes both ways, America.

To me, it felt like Kiera Cass destroyed the characters in this instalment, and that is what truly put me down... However, as crazy as it may sound, I think I'll finish reading this story. If any of you read and loved the first book, then you probably get this pull, frustrating or not.

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