Length: 7 Hours 42 mins
Series: The Selection #2
Published by Blackstone Audio on 2013-04-23
Genres: Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Royalty, Young Adult
Kiera Cass’s The Elite is a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction, fairy tales, and reality TV. This sequel to The Selection will enchant teens who love Divergent and The Bachelor. In America Singer’s world, a bride is chosen for the prince through an elaborate televised competition. In the second book of the Selection series, America is one of only six girls left in the running. But is it Prince Maxon—and life as the queen—she wants? Or is it Aspen, her first love? The Elite delivers the adventure, glamour, political intrigue, and romance readers of The Selection expect, and continues the love triangle that captivated them.
This author has created a series that I have fallen in love with and I was so excited to get to the second book in this series that I decided to listen to the audio. I loved audio version of this book as the narrator brought justice to America and made me feel like I really got a sense of who she was. We get into this book by learning that America has made it to becoming an Elite. I have to say that I was so torn on her making it this far because yes I can see her as a future queen but I still wasn’t sold on how I felt about her and Maxon. I guess my thoughts weren’t far off though because America seems to be just as torn.
As the story continues we get to learn more about Maxon and what life might be like with him and just what all America would have to deal with it she becomes the one. I was still holding out hope for Aspen also though so I guess while I was irritated with the way America keep waffling between the two I started to feel why she was that way. America also is really growing as a character and was becoming so much stronger as the book went on. We got to see her take on more responsibility and that made me want to root for her becoming the future queen. I also think this book showed us more of the rebels and I have an idea of what it is that they are after and I can’t wait for the next book to see if I am correct.
Overall this was a great audio listen as it was full of action,suspense and of course romance. America really will have a tough decision ahead of her as she decides what she wants out of life and who she wants to be with . I started out hating the author for the triangle but as I get further into this series I am torn on how I want this all to play out. I am hoping the right choice is made though and America ends up with who will really make her happy. I highly recommend this one to others and especially those that love this series.