‘The Selection’ is probably the only book series I regret buying. 🙁 This fantasy series is seriously the best example of why you should not judge a book by its fancy cover. As mentioned in my review of ‘The Selection’ I purchased ‘The Elite’ after I liked the first book. But somewhere in the middle of this book, I started questioning myself the reason I was reading this book. Fluffy romance is my deal but this book was so shallow that I was forced to question my choice of books and the existence of such books. I felt this book was lacking in a lot of departments. I read this book last year but could not bring myself to write a review till today. Hope that gives you an idea of how uninteresting I found this book.
The Elite by Keira Cass
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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.
(Book blurb as on Goodreads.com)
I LIKED ‘The Elite’ Because,
…I like the cover. That’s it. That is all I like about this book. The cover. This alluring cover tricked me into buying this book.
I Did NOT Like ‘The Elite’ Because,
…I hate America for being such a ‘Bella’. What is her problem? Why can’t she just make up her mind and select one guy? In her world ridden with political turmoil and other humanitarian issues, America’s biggest dilemma is who to choose between the royal guard and the royal prince. A tough choice to make, right? I know. Someone please call Noah and put some sense into America’s head.
…I still don’t know what purpose the book serves. What happened in the book? I don’t know. By the end of the book, Maxon is still thinking who he should marry and so is America. After 300+ pages we reach exactly where we were at the end of ‘The Selection’.
…this book has absolutely no plot whatsoever. I think the publishers designed extra covers for ‘The Selection’ which did not make it as the final cover so the writer had to write two more books to be able to use those covers. Other than that, I see no reason behind this book. I am so wary now of the third book. I have to read it only because I already have it. Had I not made such haste in buying the book I certainly would not have bought it after reading ‘The Elite’. The cover for ‘The One’ is so beautiful that I keep it in my cupboard with the books that I am currently reading or plan to read soon but do not have the courage to actually pick it up for reading.
Final View: If you are okay with shallow characters, mediocre writing and plot less fairy-tales only then opt for this book. If not then please listen to me, ‘All that glitters is not gold’, every enticing book cover does not offer a good book. Don’t be fooled by the attractive covers of this series.
You can check out Amazon.in for a discount on this book.