The Elite (The Selection #2)

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The Elite
(Updated: September 13, 2013)
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I don’t think this will be a formal review. This will be more of a rant, mainly about America.

America.. I don’t know if this girl can ever make me totally like her. In the first book, she whined too much. But in this one, her whining came with a stronger spirit that made her character stronger and fiercer. Unfortunately, her confusion compared to the previous book was worse. In the first book, her confusion between Aspen and Maxon was understandable but in this one, she seems to play ping pong with the two of them. One moment she’ll be head-over-heels over Maxon but would jump to Aspen’s arms the next. And she had the nerve to be jealous towards Maxon and other girls. There were parts where I was cheering for her and urging her to fight and push back more but there were parts where I want to rip my hair out of my head because of frustration.

But other than her, everything significantly improved since The Selection. The action I’ve been looking for since the first book was definitely there, but I wish the kingdom would fight back—or maybe they are fighting back but what’s usually mentioned is what they do when they’re hiding in the palace’s safety house.

Maxon’s character also improved and he is definitely unpredictable. He managed to surprise me in where I least expect it. He also had some character more than he used to. I have a feeling that I am being bias with him, though I don’t know why.

Among other character, it was still Aspen that intrigued me. There is something in him that I can’t point out and I have a bad feeling about it. [spoiler] As in him being part of the rebels. [spoilers] But this bad feeling is something I want to happen to make things more exciting. I really think that there’s something more than America being in the palace that made him work there as a soldier.

At this point, I am looking forward to know more about the rebels and the king’s connection to everything. But I seriously hope that America would irritate me lesser than she did in the past two books.

See. I told you this would be more of a rant.
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- Better than The Selection
- Maxon's character has improved
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Uhm...
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Hopefully it gets better.
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Is it just me or did this one, kind of flopped?

I really liked the first book, thought it was great, was hoping some of that charm would be found in this one, but it was not meant to be... For me at least!

America, got really annoying with the whole "Pity Me" act. Yeah, I get they were consequences whichever way it went, but she was milking the crap out of it! [Looks like she made her decision and picked Maxon, but I wouldn't be surprised if halfway through The One she starts to have feelings for Aspen again. (hide spoiler)]

Looks like I have to wait for the last book, even if this one sucked, I have to finish the series..
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