Spotlight: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass
Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

No, this is not a review.  This will be my new Saturday feature called ‘Spotlight’ in which I highlight either a book I really, really enjoyed or a book I can’t wait to come out.  The Elite by Kiera Cass is the latter.  As you’ll recall I had issues with the abundance of clichés when it came to the girls in The Selection, but overall it was an enjoyable book.

The reason I’m anticipating The Elite is not only to see who is chosen, but because the mysterious rebels seem to be playing a bigger part (finally!).  Who are the rebels?  Are they justified in taking down the monarchy?  (Probably.)  What happened in America to bring them into a very strict class system?  Hopefully at least some of these questions are answered in The Elite.

The Elite releases on April 23, 2013.

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