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Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

July 8, 2013

With The Selection, Kiera Cass presented an intriguing and romantic dystopian tale with a Bachelor-style format that surprised me by how well it worked. And now with The Elite, Ms. Cass delves deeper into her dystopian world and takes a much darker turn that results in another engrossing read.

Kiera Cass is a wonderful writer. With spot-on descriptions, fluid dialogue, and even pacing, she has written a seamless book that will keep readers engaged and excited. She keeps the characters from going stale by revealing even more traits and histories that continue their growth and development. Ms. Cass includes a lot more action and drama in this installment, and I really enjoyed the higher tension.

America continues to be a wonderful narrator and I really enjoyed how she views Maxon and Aspen. Her thoughts and feelings do not fall prey to the cliche love triangle emotions and this makes her even more likable.

The romance in the book contrasts well with the action and darker tone of the story, and Ms. Cass deserves an award for making me love Aspen and Maxon equally. I don’t usually like both guys in a love triangle situation, so this helps illustrate even further the talent of Ms. Cass. Both men help America in different ways and even though one of them does some things that will make readers angry,  it is clear they both admire and love America to the core.

All in all, The Elite is an exciting and dramatic story that will leave readers grasping for more. Kiera Cass has developed her characters and world even more, and I’m excited to see what she has in store for us next. This is definitely a must read!

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  • Reply Anonymous June 15, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I LOVED the selection. Hands down. So I of course eagerly awaited its sequel, the Elite. It did a really good job, and it was a good storyline. I can’t wait to see how everything is resolved in the finale. I liked how the Elite deepend the plot a little and gave more shades and dimensions to the characters. I love this series and think its brilliant! Go Maxon!!

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