“Love is beautiful fear” 


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.

Personal Experiences

Before reading this book, I expected a few things:
A. America would somehow fall for Maxon
B. America would push Aspen away.
C. The rebel attacks would become more frequent
D. America would win The Selection competition
E. America’s parents would end up living somewhere near or in the castle
I happened to be right on only one of these points. What I failed to remember is that The Selection series is a total of five books, and this is only the second. Had this been a trilogy series, at least 3+ points could have happened. Now as I said in the previous post, this series would make immensely more sense as a trilogy.
Now to talk about The Elite as a book. I liked it. Sort of. It was a slow progression of events that gradually unfolded. I, personally, would have liked a faster-paced book. You, on the other hand, may be content with it as it is, but I can’t help but think that these books are oh so short. You know, now that I think about it, I might be too old, and too fast of a reader to be completely happy with this series. But, the fact of the matter is that the books are intriguing, and they will keep me occupied for the next few days.



“It turns out I’m absolutely terrible at staying away from you. It’s a very serious problem.” 

“You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.” 

“You know that you’ve found something amazing, and you want to hold on to it forever; and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it.” 

“Sometimes I feel like we’re a knot, too tangled to be taken apart”

“It wasn’t like I made his world better. It was like I was his world. It wasn’t some explosion; it wasn’t fireworks. It was a fire, burning slowly from the inside out.” 

Where to find The Elite 

Indie Bound*


*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

**Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here.

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Happy Reading . . .

Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass," in {sereneharoon.com}, July 19, 2017, http://sereneharoon.com/2017/07/the-elite-the-selection-2-by-kiera-cass/.

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