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‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass

‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass.

Publisher: HarperTeen.

Published date: April 23rd 2013.

Page Length: 336 Pages.

Genre: Young Adult, Romance.

“It wasn’t like I made his world better. It was like I was his world. It wasn’t some explosion, it wasn’t fireworks. It was a fire burning slowly from the inside out”. 


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


This is our second time re-reading this and our thoughts remain exactly the same as the first time we read this gorgeous novel!

After beginning our re-read of ‘The Selection’ series last month, we were just so excited and enthusiastic to continue our re-read for the rest of the series.

We just couldn’t put this book down! So many crazy events took place! Through the journey throughout this book, our emotions were like a rollercoaster and our hearts pumped with excitement. We giggled within romantic encounters and when we cried, our hearts just broke.

‘The Elite’ did the same thing to us as ‘The Selection’ did. It’s clutch on us was just so tight we just couldn’t let go! Even though we found that we really enjoyed reading this book, we continue to feel as though it was incredibly frustrating and annoying at times. We found that we were really not enjoying the way America acted within her relationships between Maxon and Aspen.

It was a confusing cycle that continuously went back and forth between America’s critical, distant and judgemental actions towards Maxon. We are also left wondering why Aspen is still situated within this addicting love-triangle? Their connection seems to be more like a friendship, we don’t see a passion described like we do between America and Maxon.

However, we just loved how the outside of the castle was described, we learned and gained a greater understanding of how the society and caste system was formed.

Now on another note, we are needing to say that we were a little disappointed with how Maxon was continuously portrayed. Both Maxon and America were really distant within some parts of this novel. They can’t basically make huge commitments and express their feelings to then turn around and ignore each other. However, they are both only human so it is normal within any relationship to have disagreements.

Everyone we have spoked to has either loved or hated this book series and the main character America Singer. Everyone mentions how they personally believe that America is annoying. Although, we didn’t love how she dealt with this intriguing love triangle, America is just so spirited, stubborn, beautiful and bold. She stands up for what she believes is right.

Not to mention we just love the description of her fiery, flowing red hair and the covers on these beautiful books are just gorgeous!

Overall, we absolutely loved ‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass. This series has such as intriguing and addicting plot! There was so much action in this book. It definitely kept us flicking through the pages! We definitely recommend this fast read!

Book Rating: 4/5 Stars.

What were your thoughts on ‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass? Let us know in the comments! 😊



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