T icet p t d vek p i lo do pal ce sout it v Selekci V echny a na est byly posl ny dom A jen jedna se provd za prince Maxona a bude korunov na princeznou Illey.America si po d nen jist , kde le jej srdce Kdy je s Maxonem, nech v se un et jejich novou dechberouc reakc a nesn o ni em jin m, ne b t s n m Ale kdykoliv vid Aspena vykon vaj c ho pr ci str cT icet p t d vek p i lo do pal ce sout it v Selekci V echny a na est byly posl ny dom A jen jedna se provd za prince Maxona a bude korunov na princeznou Illey.America si po d nen jist , kde le jej srdce Kdy je s Maxonem, nech v se un et jejich novou dechberouc reakc a nesn o ni em jin m, ne b t s n m Ale kdykoliv vid Aspena vykon vaj c ho pr ci str ce v pal ci, je strh v na vzpom nkami na spole n ivot, kter si pl novali Jak se skupinka zmen ila na Elitu, jsou ostatn d vky je t odhodlan j z skat Maxona a Americe b as na rozhodnut.Pr v kdy si je America jist , e se rozhodla, zni uj c ztr ta ji donut znovu o v em za t pochybovat A zat mco se sna p edstavit si budoucnost, agresivn rebelov odhodlan svrhnout monarchii nab vaj na s le a jejich pl ny by mohly zni it jej anci na jak koliv astn konec.
Elita T icet p t d vek p i lo do pal ce sout it v Selekci V echny a na est byly posl ny dom A jen jedna se provd za prince Maxona a bude korunov na princeznou Illey America si po d nen jist kde le jej srd
So, you see my rating, and you re probably like, ONE STAR And my answer is yes, one star I spent a good hour thinking about a reason, any reason to rate it two, but I can t This was just one books of those books that was not my cup of tea Which, by the way, is extremely disappointing, considering that I really did like the first book sigh I don t like to bash books and insult the author, but I will say why I did give it such a low rating, in a hopefully non rude way My Opinion Just a reminder, i [...]
For what it s worth, I actually liked The Selection Sure, it suffered from a major bout of shoddy world building and desperately needed a plot beyond just the game show slash dating elements, but if I had to blurb it, I d go with something like this Frivolous and silly, The Selection is nonetheless an enjoyable timekiller with its Bachelor like elements and inability to take itself too seriously The Elite on the other hand ugh how do I even begin to describe this mess Let s seeAmerica I love Max [...]
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All right, boys and girls, I m back for round two A year late, but I ll try to get to The One right after this.In my review of The Selection, I already covered the larger issues this series has I m just going to go through this book roughly chronologically and list all the places I eyerolled so hard I saw my brain Sometimes, I grew extra eyes just so I could side eye this book some ETA This list will continue to grow as I complete my reread 1 REBELS Seriously, palace people GET SOME SNIPERS ON [...]
7 1 2012 3 48 PM Yay It has a name I m so excited for this book 8 7 2012 4 19 PM Why does this have likes Haha I can t wait for the cover I heardCasshas seen it Of course, I d prefer to have a male on the cover Not JUST a male, maybe a well dressed Maxon with his face concealed I hate when publishers put non concealed faces It makes me feel like Ihaveto picture the characters like on the covers with America in his arms Or maybe the Elite girls in pretty dresses I just hope it s than a girl, lik [...]
This series is like junk food.I know it s not good for me I m not even sure I m enjoying it.But I can t stop
Warning Mild Spoilers Ahead Do not read if you don t want to be spoiled Please read at your own risk.Actual rating 2.5 starsThis is not a dystopian, This is a book centered on a love triangle.Believe it or not, I did like The Selection, but this book, unfortunately, did not live up to its predecessor The reason why I enjoyed The Selection so much was because of the similarities to the TV show The Bachelor which I watch, occasionally I personally think adapting the competition into a book was a n [...]
I raced through this book because I love the concept and where the story seems to be heading, but OH MY GOODNESS America was so frustrating I discuss the whole thing in depth in my booktalk here youtu m7UHt8a4G9g
America is such a frustrating protagonist, but these books are so fast and addictive I CAN T PUT THEM DOWN Onto The One
This is what the first book did I don t know how Cass is going to stretch this into a trilogy I honestly don t Unless this has another beautiful cover I can t resist, I m going to avoid this book like the plague Update 7 23So I finished this book It was just as awful as the first, if not worse It s worse in that it tries to develop a love triangle and makes a bad name for women everywhere America decides to love whichever guy is in the room and then forget him the moment he leaves it The book at [...]
sweet holy lord this goddamn book, my guy.The pitch for this reanimated corpse of a sequel must have been like, Ok, so it s global bestseller The Selection, except immediately THROW AWAY any traces of entertainment or cuteness or fun We don t need it Oh, Okay Um Keep the love triangle stuff Actually, you know what Make that TWO love triangles Fangirls love that, probably, based on my semi offensive one dimensional view of the average YA reader, who is only in it for fictional depictions of tota [...]
My feelings about Maxon Maxon s feelings about me Whatever was going on between Aspen and me And my feelings about actually becoming a princess That quote up there is all you need to know about The Elite.It s genuinely painful to read It s worse than The Selection because, for all its flaws, it was a debut I m willing to cut debuts a little slack Sequels are when writers start finding their footing, both in terms of plot and writing Let s start with the first Plot, what plot It s all about Ameri [...]
Note I kept the advisory review because the trolls loved it and I think anyone who is thinking of reading this book SHOULD read the warning first.To see full review click here.Disclaimer Obviously, I do not own the Disney princesses If I did I would be at Disney World right now living the dream instead of writing this during one of my very limited study breaks.And now a word from the Disney PrincessesWe here at the Magic Kingdom full of princess want to make something clear to you, America Singe [...]
OMFG IT FINALLY HAS A COVER First off I must say that that is a stunning dress Hmm which dress would you say is better Oh gosh, I can t choose There both so pretty Although I do like the red colour .Now on to the real thing I want to talk about I m so freaking excited for this book I really loved the first one, in fact I loved it so much that I read it while I was at an amusement park In fact I was so sucked in that I started reading it in the line ups and I kept wanting to read it even while I [...]
Why is this series so addictive WHY America is so much obnoxious, indecisive, and all around THE WORST in this book which makes it a 3 star, but the rest was pretty great.I pretty much LOATHE the show The Bachelor, and this book felt a lot like that than the first book, so that was not super great If you like that kind of thing, THERES A LOT OF JEALOUSY TO GO AROUND SO HAVE FUN However, the overall story and worldbuilding is still pretty great, and I m sure there will be something big happenin [...]
one minute of silence for the book i just buried in my garden.
Reading this book felt like Gossip Girl on royal caste lol The Elite has many things, drama, dark secrets, intense competition, betrayal, treason, and annoying girls issueFirstly, I started reading this book with fun The Halloween party and Maxon is so sweet as usual dream up Later on everything started to roll down the hill Every Main Characters change from the first one It s so hard to decide who the boy I want America to end up with I m team Maxon since the first one but in this book, sometim [...]
I told you Americaose vipers who can wear 7 inch heels are deadly.Honestly, who cares if it s only down to six girls now They re still vipers They can still walk on crazy heels without breaking their feet They re still WOMEN WHO WILL CHALLENGE YOU TO A CAT FIGHT.Now you guys see how dangerous and how awesome this book is America still fights with herself and others for Maxon, but honestly, she still doesn t even know where her fricking heart lies So, I mean, to pile on deadly girls, along with 2 [...]
24 Apr 13Bad news I didn t like itGood news I finished it in one day to relieve me of my boredom at workBetter news I liked it than The Selection Or maybe that s simply because I knew what to expect, so my hopes weren t high to begin with Still want that tiara.I ve full on ranted discussed about characterization in my review of the first book, and since the special cookie that is America still suffers from the same problems, I won t be going into characterization in this review If anyone wants [...]
Vale Bien No estaba preparado Mira que al principio en plan, como las cien primeras p ginas no estaba muy seguro de que The Elite me fuera a gustar tanto como The Selection Ten a bastante claro que lo estaba leyendo a buen ritmo, pero que en realidad nada me estaba sorprendiendo y que lo le a porque no s , la Cass es muy diva Pero, sinceramente, no me esperaba lo que ocurre despu s Esta rese a contendr spoilers, as que lo siento si quer as saber qu me ha parecido sin leer ninguno Te digo que en [...]
TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON TEAM MAXON DOWN WITH ASPEN DOWN WITH ASPEN DOWN WITH ASPEN DOWN WITH ASPEN GRRR 2013 turns off caps lock omg, can t wait EDIT Wow, America Did you seriously woooow.I waited almost a full year for this book and you just went ahead and acted like Bella Stringing around these two boys when it s achingly obvious who you re going to pick I feel like every book is a Twilight despite the fact t [...]
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This is going to be a tough review for me, be warned.Last summer I read The Selection and I loved it I thought the whole idea of a story like this was really original I loved that it was like The Bachelor put into a dystopian book I saw a lot of positive reviews about it so I figured it would be positive for me too So I had to read The Elite also of course and I must say obviously I m rather disappointed by it Actually a whole lot disappointed I really wanted to like this book, so than some oth [...]
Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins publishers and Netgalley This is book 2 in the The Selection series, and picks up where book 1 left off.The 35 girls of The Selection have been reduced to just 6, and it s time for America to not only work to keep her place in the game, but to also make a decision as to who she really wants to be with Prince Maxon, or her childhood sweetheart AspenThe competition is also heating up, with some [...]
_ I HATE YOU I HATE YOU SO FUCKING MUCH THERE IS NO WORD IN EXISTENCE THAT IS STRONG ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE MY HATE FOR YOU I ll make a simple list letting you know all the things you need to know about this book 1 America is a conceited skag2 America has no idea what love actually is3 America is rash and does stupid shit before she understands what s actually going on4 Maxon is a douche5 Maxon doesn t know what love is6 Aspen is also a douche7 Aspen doesn t know what love is8 Aspen is reckless and [...]
AUGUST 16, 2013 THIS IS GONNA BE ONE RANTING REVIEW COMING RIGHT UP My before read review of this book is BELOW my after read review, so scroll down to look there, if you d like AUGUST 19, 2013 SPOILERS This book is full of freaking spoilers SPOILERS EVERYWHERE SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER HERE AND THERE AND EVERYWHERE IN THE AIR I DON T CARE I HAVE HAIR I LIKE BEARS I dunno, that could be a new song D.But seriously, this review is full of spoilers I.HATEDIS.PIECE.OF salgangasidlgfhgadsflaihgksdfasds [...]
Seguimos metidos en el cuento de hadas pero ahora con m s ataques rebeldes, mas violencia y mas peligro.Am rica est de aqu para all , elijo a uno, elijo al otro, quiero a uno, quiero al otro, los quiero a los dos Eso s que fue desesperante, cada cinco minutos cambiaba de opini n y eso me pon a muy nerviosa y me exasperaba un poco.Por otro lado empezamos a conocer los secretos m s sucios de Ill a, de la monarqu a y des mismo rey, todo esto en medio de la selecci n y la eliminaci n de otras dos ca [...]
You can check out reviews by me on my blog A highly frustrating and yet wonderfully breathtaking read.OFFICIAL REVIEW Short but sweet probably utterly mindboggling Our story began in The Selection when 35 girls moved to the palace hoping to someday marry Prince Maxon however, by the beginning of The Elite, only 6 girls remain For our dear America, this means only five girls left to compete with.Natalie, Elise, Celeste, Kriss and Marlee.Only 5 other girls, and Maxon has already expressed his fee [...]
Despite the controversy over the author publicist, I kinda liked the first book This one, however, just pissed me off.1 What happened to America I miss the strong, determined, self confident girl she used to be She cries a lot I understand insecurities can make you second guess yourself, but damnit, she was so freaking wishy washy I want Maxon No, I want Aspen I want to leave No, I need to stay I won t make a good queen Actually, I could make a different Oh wait, I just did something stupid Spea [...]
I flew through this book in less than 24 hours, taking me out of my pitiful reading slump Even though I enjoyed reading this book, it was frustrating at times I found myself annoyed at how America was acting and how her relationships with Maxon and Aspen played out I felt like we were stuck in a cycle of America s erratic behavior and overcritical thoughts towards Maxon Also, I am seriously wondering why Aspen is still there because I don t see any passion between them like I do with Maxon I lik [...]