The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass

The Elite (The Selection, #2)

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 t...

Details The Elite (The Selection, #2)

TitleThe Elite (The Selection, #2)
Release DateApr 23rd, 2013
Number of pages336 pages
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy

Reviews The Elite (The Selection, #2)

  • Julie
    So, you see my rating, and you're probably like, ONE STAR? And my answer is yes, one star. I spent a good hour thinking about a reason, any reason to rate it two, but I can't. This was just one books of those books that was not my cup of tea. Which, by the way, is extremely disappointing, considering that I really did like the first book. *sigh*I don't like to bash books and insult the author, but I will say why I did give it such a low rating,...
  • Mitch
    For what it's worth, I actually liked The Selection. Sure, it suffered from a major bout of shoddy world building and desperately needed a plot beyond just the game show slash dating elements, but if I had to blurb it, I'd go with something like this: "Frivolous and silly, The Selection is nonetheless an enjoyable timekiller with its Bachelor-like elements and inability to take itself too seriously."The Elite on the other hand... ugh how do I eve...
  • Monica :)
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  • Stacia
    7-1-2012: 3:48 PM. Yay! It has a name! I'm so excited for this book! 8-7-2012: 4:19 PM. Why does this have likes?! Haha. I can't wait for the cover! I heard Cass has seen it! Of course, I'd prefer to have a male on the cover. Not JUST a male, maybe a well-dressed Maxon (with his face concealed [I hate when publishers put non-concealed faces... It makes me feel like I have to picture the characters like on the covers]) with America in his ar...
  • Jessie
    Warning: Mild Spoilers Ahead. Do not read if you don't want to be spoiled. Please read at your own risk.Actual rating: 2.5 starsThis is not a dystopian, This is a book centered on a love triangle.Believe it or not, I did like The Selection, but this book, unfortunately, did not live up to its predecessor. The reason why I enjoyed The Selection so much was because of the similarities to the TV show The Bachelor(which I watch, occasionally). I pers...
  • Victoria
    All right, boys and girls, I’m back for round two. A year late, but I’ll try to get to The One right after this.In my review of The Selection, I already covered the larger issues this series has. I’m just going to go through this book roughly chronologically and list all the places I eyerolled so hard I saw my brain. Sometimes, I grew extra eyes just so I could side-eye this book some more.(ETA: This list will continue to grow as I complete...
  • Christine Riccio
    I raced through this book because I love the concept and where the story seems to be heading, but OH MY GOODNESS America was so frustrating. I discuss the whole thing in depth in my booktalk here:
  • Sophie
    This is what the first book did: I don't know how Cass is going to stretch this into a trilogy. I honestly don't. Unless this has another beautiful cover I can't resist, I'm going to avoid this book like the plague. Update 7/23So... I finished this book. It was just as awful as the first, if not worse. It's worse in that it tries to develop a love triangle and makes a bad name for women everywhere. America decides to love whichever guy is in the...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    America is such a frustrating protagonist, but these books are so fast and addictive I CAN'T PUT THEM DOWN. Onto The One...
  • MJ
    Note: I kept the advisory review because the trolls loved it and I think anyone who is thinking of reading this book SHOULD read the warning first.To see full review click here.Disclaimer: Obviously, I do not own the Disney princesses. If I did I would be at Disney World right now living the dream instead of writing this during one of my very limited study breaks.And now a word from the Disney Princesses...We here at the Magic Kingdom full of pri...
  • Roxanne (Story Envy)
    OMFG IT FINALLY HAS A COVER!!!!First off I must say that that is a stunning dress! Hmm which dress would you say is better?Oh gosh, I can't choose! There both so pretty! Although I do like the red colour more.Now on to the real thing I want to talk about. I'm so freaking excited for this book! I really loved the first one, in fact I loved it so much that I read it while I was at an amusement park. In fact I was so sucked in that I started reading...
  • Maureen
    Why is this series so addictive. WHY?? America is so much more obnoxious, indecisive, and all around THE WORST in this book which makes it a 3 star, but the rest was pretty great.I pretty much LOATHE the show The Bachelor, and this book felt a lot more like that than the first book, so that was not super great. If you like that kind of thing, THERES A LOT OF JEALOUSY TO GO AROUND SO HAVE FUN!However, the overall story and worldbuilding is still p...
  • Pang
    Reading this book felt like Gossip Girl on royal caste. lol!The Elite has many things, drama, dark secrets, intense competition, betrayal, treason, and annoying girls issue..Firstly, I started reading this book with fun. The Halloween party! and Maxon is so sweet as usual! *dream up* Later on... everything started to roll down the hill. Every. Main. Characters. change from the first one. It’s so hard to decide who the boy I want America to end ...
  • manda
    24 Apr. '13 Bad news: I didn't like itGood news: I finished it in one day to relieve me of my boredom at workBetter news: I liked it more than The Selection. Or maybe that's simply because I knew what to expect, so my hopes weren't high to begin with?Still want that tiara.I've full on ranted discussed about characterization in my review of the first book, and since the special cookie that is America still suffers from the same problems, I won't b...
  • Ivana
    TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!TEAM MAXON!DOWN WITH ASPEN!DOWN WITH ASPEN! DOWN WITH ASPEN!DOWN WITH ASPEN!GRRR! 2013?!*turns off caps lock*omg, can't wait!EDIT:Wow, America. Did you seriously... woooow.I waited almost a full year for this book and you just went ahead and acted like Bella. Stringing around these two boys when it's achingly obvious who you're going to p...
  • Josu
    Vale. Bien. No estaba preparado. Mira que al principio (en plan, como las cien primeras páginas) no estaba muy seguro de que The Elite me fuera a gustar tanto como The Selection. Tenía bastante claro que lo estaba leyendo a buen ritmo, pero que en realidad nada me estaba sorprendiendo y que lo leía porque no sé, la Cass es muy diva. Pero, sinceramente, no me esperaba lo que ocurre después. Esta reseña contendrá spoilers, así que lo siento...
  • Sarah
    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins publishers and Netgalley.)This is book 2 in the ‘The Selection’ series, and picks up where book 1 left off.The 35 girls of ‘The Selection’ have been reduced to just 6, and it’s time for America to not only work to keep her place in the game, but to also make a decision as to who she really wants to be with – Prince Maxon, or her...
  • Stephanie (Bookfever.♥)
    This is going to be a tough review for me, be warned.Last summer I read The Selection and I loved it. I thought the whole idea of a story like this was really original. I loved that it was like The Bachelor put into a dystopian book. I saw a lot of positive reviews about it so I figured it would be positive for me too. So I had to read The Elite also of course and I must say (obviously) I'm rather disappointed by it. Actually a whole lot disappoi...
  • Ade
    -_- I HATE YOU. I HATE YOU SO FUCKING MUCH. THERE IS NO WORD IN EXISTENCE THAT IS STRONG ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE MY HATE FOR YOU. I'll make a simple list letting you know all the things you need to know about this book:1) America is a conceited skag2) America has no idea what love actually is3) America is rash and does stupid shit before she understands what's actually going on4) Maxon is a douche5) Maxon doesn't know what love is6) Aspen is also a do...
  • Theresa ♫
    AUGUST 16, 2013: THIS IS GONNA BE ONE RANTING REVIEW COMING RIGHT UP.(My before-read review of this book is BELOW my after-read review, so scroll down to look there, if you'd like. ^-^)AUGUST 19, 2013: SPOILERS. This book is full of freaking spoilers. SPOILERS EVERYWHERE. SPOILER. SPOILER. SPOILER HERE AND THERE AND EVERYWHERE. IN THE AIR. I DON'T CARE. I HAVE HAIR. I LIKE BEARS--I dunno, that could be a new song. :D....But seriously, this review...
  • Juliana Zapata
    Seguimos metidos en el cuento de hadas pero ahora con más ataques rebeldes, mas violencia y mas peligro.América está de aquí para allá, elijo a uno, elijo al otro, quiero a uno, quiero al otro, los quiero a los dos. Eso sí que fue desesperante, cada cinco minutos cambiaba de opinión y eso me ponía muy nerviosa y me exasperaba un poco.Por otro lado empezamos a conocer los secretos más sucios de Illéa, de la monarquía y des mismo rey, to...
  • Tabatha
    You can check out more reviews by me on my blog:A highly frustrating and yet wonderfully breathtaking read.OFFICIAL REVIEW:(Short but sweet probably utterly mindboggling.)Our story began in The Selection when 35 girls moved to the palace hoping to someday marry Prince Maxon; however, by the beginning of The Elite, only 6 girls remain. For our dear America, this means only five girls left to compete with.Natalie, Elise, Celeste, Kriss and Marlee.O...
  • Jaime Arkin
    Ok... I've taken a few days to think and I discussed with the lovely Kassiah and have come to the conclusion that I'm torn on what to rate this book. The problem I'm having here is that for whatever reason I can't look away. I hated the characters, and I hated the very slim and almost non-existent plot of this book... yet I read it in a day and I didn't want to put it down. What the heck is a girl supposed to do with that? So in The Elite, we ar...
  • Katy
    Despite the controversy over the author/publicist, I kinda liked the first book... This one, however, just pissed me off.1. What happened to America? I miss the strong, determined, self-confident girl she used to be. She cries - a lot! I understand insecurities can make you second-guess yourself, but damnit, she was so freaking wishy-washy. I want Maxon. No, I want Aspen. I want to leave. No, I need to stay. I won't make a good queen. Actually, I...
  • Ecmel Soylu
    America hayatımda okuduğum en sinir bozucu karakterlerden biri. Bir bölümde Aspen benim her şeyim diyor, diğer bölümde Maxon'ı görüp seninle olmak istiyorum triplerine giriyor, iki sayfa sonra Aspen'in yeşil gözlerine vurulup tekrar kararını değiştiriyor ve bu durum kitap boyunca şaşmadan devam ediyor.Bu kadar rahatsızlık verici bir aşk üçgeni okumamıştım ya.DİSTOPYA? :D:DDd HANGİ DİSTOPYA? :dD Aşk romanı bu.. Asil...
  • Zoë
    I flew through this book in less than 24 hours, taking me out of my pitiful reading slump!Even though I enjoyed reading this book, it was frustrating at times. I found myself annoyed at how America was acting and how her relationships with Maxon and Aspen played out. I felt like we were stuck in a cycle of America's erratic behavior and overcritical thoughts towards Maxon. Also, I am seriously wondering why Aspen is still there because I don't se...
  • Melanie
    See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsI can see why The Elite can be enjoyable. For people into angsty, romancey dominant dystopians. Heck, I don't even get why people believe that this is a dystopian at times. The development of Kiera Cass' world is so minimal it may as well not be there at all. Then dystopian lovers won't get mislead into some fail of a gag-worthy love story. Even things that seemed a little likable turned out to be fails as the...
  • Amanda Minnock
    I'm not going to lie I loved this book!! It was amazing, I couldn't put it down which I regretted at work the next morning because I was still up at 3am giggling and swooning over Maxon. America Singer is a seventeen year old from Illea who entered The Selection to try and win the heart of our beloved Prince Maxon. When America entered she never imaged to be there longer than a week never mind make it to The Elite - one of the final six girls lef...
  • Brittana
    Let me start off by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed "The Selection"--"The Elite" was on my 'midnight release' reading list. "The Selection" had fun characters, an interestingly laid out dystopian caste system and a burgeoning rebellion as a strong background to the very heavy love triangle. In "The Elite" I was looking forward to seeing more of the rebellion, seeing the characters develop and make strong decisions and stick with them--deal with ...
  • Lindsay Cummings
    read in one sitting. TEAM MAXON BABY!!