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The Elite (The Selection Book 2) (English Edition) Format Kindle
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Description du produit
Revue de presse
Quatrième de couverture
The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition paperback.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B009NG1Q96
- Éditeur : HarperTeen; Reprint édition (23 avril 2013)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 2483 KB
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 337 pages
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J'aime car l'histoire est moins "linéaire" et je déteste pour les mêmes raisons. America n'est plus la favorite unique. C'est rageant et en même temps, intéressant. Elle se pose beaucoup de questions, sur ses sentiments, sur son aspiration à devenir princesse, elle repousse Maxon et celui-ci tourne son attention ailleurs...
Aspen reste son rock, il est amoureux, fiable. A certains moments du livre, je détestais Maxon et en même temps, je ne peux qu'espérer qu'America gagnera la compétition pour avoir une chance de transformer le système de castes.
Prochain livre pas avant avril 2014!
Par Lottie Delarbre le 27 mai 2019
It's a good book, but the romance was too present in my taste.
"Love is a beautiful fear."
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Now that is the first line that hit me in this book - it hit me kind of like a stroke of finality - that finally America has realised she actually wants Maxon, whether it's love or not, I couldn't tell. But I'm glad she's finally on her way to realising that Maxon is the way forward.
When I originally read The Selection at the beginning of this year I thought that America was a typical teenage girl who was down in dumps with her lot in life and had no chance of ever being happy except with Aspen. Now my opinion has greatly changed. I feel her chances of being happy increase each time she sees Maxon and then either she, or he, makes an error in judgment and those chances blow to smithereens.
What happened to Marlee was unexpected to say the least but I’m glad that Maxon managed in his own way to get the punishment reduced and that he got her a job.
In the first book I didn’t really like any of the other girls except America and Marlee and to be honest, my opinion of them didn’t really change in any way – I still don’t like them and I still despise Celeste and I’m glad America got a punch in. America’s maids on the other hand, I adore – especially Lucy.
I think my biggest issue with America is that she’s still so hung up on Aspen – just get over him already girlfriend. I ship Maxon and America not Aspen and America; don’t get me wrong, he’s a good character I just don’t think he’s the right person for America – he’s so hung up on his caste and his lot in life even though he’s now a Two.
Another character I don’t like is the King. What a tyrant. He is an issue for me, didn’t really see much of him in the first book but now we have my opinion of him has gone down massively. I can’t believe he’d do what he did.
On the flip side, I liked the writing style and the action with the rebels was great, it brought what could have been a tedious story on the cusp of Big Brother up to a story with a big ol’ twist to it. The rebels is something that interests me more than The Selection does as I want to know what they’re after – although it’s speculated they want to end The Selection, I want to know why.
The prose and dialogue flowed well together with barely any jittery starts and stops and I liked how well Cass brought America’s feeling into it. Although my original feelings of her is not great, it is improving with each book and considering this is not my usual type of book that’s pretty darn good.
I just wish that America would get over the whole "I need time" shtick and get with the program. Maxon loves you woman you can see it.
"There, lying in the hospital wing, my heart broke for the first time over Maxon Schreave."
I'm looking forward to seeing where The One takes the story.
The girls are focused on winning the prince’s heart, while around them from both the north and the south attacking the palace, who are both pushing to end the selection before Maxon makes his choice. As the attacks get more violent the King pushes Maxon to make his choice. As the Selection progress America and the rest of the girls are tested in more ways the can imagine some harsher than others.
I love America, she’s strong and stubborn, and can act rather rashly. Yet she follows her head and her heart, even when it may not always be the best choice. I enjoy reading about her time in the Selection and she goes from wanting to be there for her family to really wanting to be the one. The one thing that annoyed me about her is that she can’t decide between Maxon and Aspen, she’s always bouncing back and forth, I don’t really like love triangles in general.
With this sequel I enjoyed learning more about the Caste system, there’s a lot more information about the world they live in, than in the book than the first book. The rebels are attacking more than ever. We also learn a bit more about the characters. All I can say about King Clarkson is that he is a piece of work. And now that we are down to the final six girls we get to know them a bit better. I loved Marlee and something really bad happens to her, and America is more upset by it than Marlee was. America blames it all on Maxon, when he actually had nothing to do with it.
The Elite is a great continuation of America’s journey through The Selection process. The Elite is a fast paced story just like the first book and I managed to read over two days, just didn’t want to put it down. I’m dying to get my hands on the next book so I see how it’s all going to end.
I am in LOVE with Maxon. (But I will try not to be too biased…) Now, although he’s not perfect, and yes he may have done a few…things…that will not be spoiled but must still be taken into account, I feel he is still the strongest choice between him and Aspen.
Aspen, to me, got very clingy. Impatient. And yet sweet in certain moments. He has America’s history, he is her past, the place she knew the most, and felt at home with, but things are changing. Maxon could be impatient too, but more toward the end, and to be fair, who could blame him? America did get on my nerves a little bit in a couple of parts, but that’s mainly because, a little like in book 1, she was going between the two guys like a yo yo and then she’d get jealous or moan when Maxon talked to another girl. I was like “Girl, you can’t be playing them both, it’s not fair!” but it turns out she couldn’t hear me. *sigh*
The writing as usual in The Elite was great, just as good as The Selection, if not better, and each page sucked me in. There is so much going on, and where one moment I was aww’ing, the next moment I’d be cursing one of the characters. I love that it’s not clogged up with unneeded description and there’s plenty of dialogue – which is, what I prefer in a story. I don’t need to know what shade wall paper there is, or the pattern on the carpet. I want to know who’s walking that carpet and where they are going, or who’s talking to whom, you know what I’m saying? And Kiera Cass delivers this perfectly.
The tension between the final selection of girls is palpable from start to finish and still I want to kill Celeste. I rather think that’s the point of writing her as a horrible person, but still, I’m clarifying my feelings towards her.
It was nice to see more interaction between the other girls and America. Whereas in The Selection, you only really heard or saw them in passing, this time there are actual conversations, delving more into their personalities and just how they are competing. It turns out, America has more problems than she thought.
Now, Marlee. Damn girl, what have you gone and done? We finally find out her secret and let me just say it’s scandalous; but the result, I felt was the epitome of how a Monarchy would react. Nothing goes unseen or unpunished, which is why I’m waiting for the ball to drop on the goings on between Aspen and America. (If they ended up getting married, they would be AA. *giggles*) Yeah bad joke. Anyway, there are many sweet moments and one in particular near the end nearly had me crying. I could feel my eyes welling up, but I willed the tears back in because no, I would not cry. Nope.
There’s plenty of bitchiness, arguments, romance, tears, happiness, fear. Funny moments, too. I mean, the whole package. I didn’t ever want to stop reading, and I hoped the book wouldn’t end but sadly it did and all too soon. :( And now we wait for book 3, which apparently is titled “The One” and I am TRULY hoping it means what I think it means. But knowing Kiera it’s something different. *sigh*
The problem with reading a book so soon after it’s released is you then have to wait forever for the next one.
Definitely worth reading if you enjoyed The Selection, and even if you didn’t particularly like that, you’ll surely love this. I did. I really did. 😀
As I say, the pace is good, and the writing engaging. Cass knows how to make you want to keep reading. Again, I read this book in a couple of hours, in one sitting, and that is a testament to her writing abilities.
However, whilst I enjoyed the dreamy story-line and engaging characters of the first book, I found myself having a few issues with the characters and plot of this one. I loved America in the first book, and although I still like her character, her inability to make decisions really began to grate on me. I love her sense of justice and her ability to stand up for the things that matter, I just wish she would do it with more conviction and not be deterred by the obstacles in her way - people, or events.
The Prince also jarred me a fair bit in this book. He claims to love America yet he's 100% playing the field with the other girls. I understand he's trying to hedge his bets, but these are women, not poker chips.
There was some intriguing character development in this book, which is commendable; I particularly enjoyed Marlee's storyline, and I hope she will feature more prominently in the next book. Furthermore, the King's character took an interesting turn, which I enjoyed. In terms of Celeste, I really hope her character gets more development in future novels, and that there's more going on internally there than just her classic-bitch demeanor.
Continuing on with things I enjoyed slightly less in this novel - I was really not a fan of the general tendency of this book to focus more on the catty and superficial aspects of the girls. It really now feels like a competition, and with so few candidates left, it's very close. I am at a loss for how the characters focus on petty details when the palace and its inhabitants are literally attacked every other day by rebels. By this point, I wanted this element to be expanded on a little more, and although we are fed tidbits, we are relatively in the dark. I am definitely praying the rebel-forces and ~book mystery~ will be illuminated more in the following books. I'm sure that it is being saved for a big reveal, but still. It is at times frustrating to read segments about the girls vying for the Prince's affections, cemented between more deep and complex passages about war, inequality, and justice.
Overall, this is definitely an engaging read, and I have high hopes that the issues that stopped me from connecting as much with this book will be resolved in future installments.
This book continues the story extremely well. We get to know a lot more about the individual characters who form The Elite, as well as discovering why the monarchy are sitting on such a precarious pedestal. The characters have a lot to deal with in this book, and a lot to get through if they are to make it to the end.
This continues the series extremely well, and gives us much more insight into the story as a whole. I really wished all the way through that America would decide once and for all who she wanted, rather than play both Maxon and Aspen off against each other. It was almost like she was waiting to see who was the easier choice at times.
A great addition to a series quickly becoming a favourite of mine.