The Elite


TITLE: The Elite

AUTHOR: Kiera Cass

GENRE: Young Adult, Romance and Fiction

RATING: 5/5 and PG

SETTING(S) :  Kingdom of Illeá

SUBJECT:  Trust & Love | Trusting Love | Trust vs. Love |

MAIN CHARACTERS:  America Singer, Aspen Leger, Prince Maxon, Queen Amberly, Marlee Tames, Celeste Newsome, Kriss Ambers and  Elise Whisks.

BOOK COVER SUMMARY: The selection began with thirty five girls. Now; with the group narrowed down to the Elite (6), the competition to win Prince Maxon’s love is fiercer that ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies. Each moment she spends with Maxon is like a fairy tale, filled with breathless, glittering romance. But whenever she sees her first love, Aspen standing guards, she’s swept up in longing for the life they’d planned to share. Americ is desperate for more time. But while she’s torn between her two futures, the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

Will she be able to learn how to trust her heart and gain the trust of Maxon? or Be able to separate herself from the future she thought she knew for herself with Aspen?  At then end does America finally let Aspen go to allow herself the opportunity to love Maxon and focus on him?


MY REVIEW:  I could not put this book down.  At times I wanted to put the book down or stop reading it all together.  But it goes so much into America’s thought processes and into her relationships with the other character that I could not stand wanting to know what was going to happen next.

We left America deciding to fight for Maxon realizing that she was falling in love with him.  But at the beginning of  The Elite you realizing she still struggling with the similar issues she dealt with during The Selections. This is where I almost decided to not continue reading.  I was thinking oh no we are there again.

But at the end I am glad I continued to read because The Elite ended up being a story about her trying to figure out how to trust her heart and the book leaves you with the idea that it is a story about the lack of trust. That you cannot have love without trust.

This book serious is very mental and gets into the heart of love and relationships.  When you go through a relationship especially when you are younger and you are not quiet sure who you are or want it gets complicated.  It gets even more complicated when you are trying to figure someone out and how they become part of your life.

Sometimes the mental of the story distracts me because I can relate to America because like most readers I have been in a relationship with someone as complicated as America and Aspen or America and Maxon.  In the back of the book there were descriptions of reviews and when I rent it from the library the Liberian said something similar that is very hunger games atmosphere about the serious.  The only similarity between The Selection serious and the hunger games is that their is a very dominate government in both and characters were chosen to take part in a reality tv event.  Hunger Games focused on war fair and The Selection focus on the battle of the heart.   One characters life is in jeopardy and the other the chance of heart break.

After reading two books of the serious I feel it really is more about “” reality tvs focus more on the love serious like the bachelor and bachelorette where you place people in a situation to find love.  How those serious can be quiet cruel because at times you can place players who just want to win or the selections case the crown.  Where some are trying to find real love and those at the end can get their heart broken.  In the mix of it all there are cameras recording every joy, sadness and even at times wricked moments when someone does something so heartless.

If you love the hunger games serious and I would even add the twilight serious I believe you would love this serious.  It is the serious of the thought and emotion of a character instead of what is going on around them.