Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Elite (Selection #2) by Kiera Cass - Ashley's Pre-Reading
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Title: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass
Year Published: 2013
Synopsis: The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.
Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.
America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.
Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
Why?: I read The Selection last year, and have been dying for some more Prince Maxon ever since then. I mean, I'm NOT fan of The Bachelor at all, but there's just something about princes and princesses and a country at war that just sucks me in. And after the way The Selection ended, there's no way I could pass this book up.
Expectations: I expect to have all of the feels in this book. I'm really hoping for some great Maxon scenes, but I'm sure not everything will be roses there. Plus, there's always Aspen to screw things up. And I'm expecting more of the rebels too, so I hope there is more action in this book than the last one.
Judging a book by its cover: This cover is absolutely gorgeous. I mean, I loved the cover of The Selection, but this one is even better. I would totally pick this book up off of a shelf if I saw it somewhere.