Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass is basically The Bachelor, round two. In the first book, America Singer is sent to the palace to compete for the heart of the prince of her kingdom. In the second book, America continues to compete for Prince Maxon’s heart, only this time — with fewer girls — things become more complicated.

Selection Series Kiera CassThe first book in the series was pretty straightforward on the competition, but the second book brings in many more elements: wars, for example, some fascinating feuds, and family dynamics I never saw coming.

I will be totally honest here: After reading The Selection by Kiera Cass, I was a little bit disappointed in The Elite. I can’t say exactly why. I just didn’t get absorbed in it the same way I got sucked into the first book of the series.

That’s not to say I didn’t like The Elite. I absolutely did. It just took me a little bit longer to read (I didn’t whip through it in 18 hours), and I found myself disliking some of my favorite characters from the first book.

Still, I was invested in the story. I wanted to know what would happen next, I wanted to see what America would do, and I wanted to see how everything with the competition would play out. I know I enjoyed the book because I’ve already ordered the next book in the series so I can answer these questions.

But frankly, The Elite is a bit of fluff reading and not much else. There’s not a whole lot to it. If you are looking for an easy read that will help you relax, the entire Selection series is a great choice. If you’re looking for something to make you think deeply or feel, you might want to check out something like All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

The Elite (The Selection)The Elite (The Selection)

The Selection Series Box Set: The Selection, The Elite, The OneThe Selection Series Box Set: The Selection, The Elite, The One

The Elite
The Selection Series
Kiera Cass
YA
HarperTeen
May 6, 2014
352

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