Friday, 28 March 2014


Book - The Elite 

Genre - Young Adult

Rating - 4 out of 5 Stars

Publisher - HarperTeen 

“Love is beautiful fear” 
                              -The Elite by Kiera Cass

The First book- The Selection sees protagonist America Singer trying to figure out what she wants to be - a One or a Five. And The Second Book - The Elite, describes her journey, her joy and her pain, her achievements and her failures, during her stay at the Palace, fighting for the position of the Princess of Illea in the contest called Selection.

America Singer, a Five, who is elevated to being a Three ever since she got selected in the contest, starts feeling something for Prince Maxon, which she cannot think of as love. She gets awfully jealous when he is with other girls, yet she doesn't confess why she is jealous. Prince Maxon, a One, has always been clear about his feelings for her and is ready to give her all the time she needs to decide what she wants. On the other hand, Aspen, a Six, who is now a Two, after getting the job of a guard at the Royal Palace, is still deeply in love with America , which makes the whole situation nothing but stressful . She is tied up with her love for two years and a prince who cares for her.

This Book has moved ahead and deals with all the girls in the Selection, now Elites and their pursuit in winning the heart of the Prince as well as proving to be a capable Princess. There are attacks that they need to survive, tasks they need to perform and challenges they need to face. 
The Fairytale idea of  "A Princess is not required to do anything" is not applicable here. These Elites have to work hard and with their own intelligence and smartness, will one be crowned the Princess of Illea.

America Singer, a beautiful , smart girl , who has what it takes to be a princess , but doubts her own capabilities. Prince Maxon lets out secrets of the Royal family to her, which no one else knows and yet she doubts his love for her! She thinks he has secrets which he isn't disclosing to her, however she is ignoring the fact that all the while she is keeping a secret, which, if disclosed, could destroy many relationships.

America finds her first real friend in Marlee, who is also in the running to be the Princess, but she too has secrets, which after being exposed left nothing but a hole in America's heart. Kriss, another Elite, extends a hand of friendship towards America, but Kriss's closeness with the Prince disturbs her.

Filled with twists and turns, from secrets being kept to secrets being revealed, with hearts getting drowned in sorrow to hearts filling with the deepest love - this book has it all!
The previous book left me with no choice but to jump right into this book, and I am happy to confess, this book has surpassed my expectations. This being the second book in the Trilogy, I can't wait to lay my hands on the final book - The One, which is expected to release on 6th May, 2014.

I would recommend you to read this book, if you have already ready the first book. And those of you who haven’t do give this a try. 

With love 

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