Movie Rating: PG-13 for some language and light sensuality
Book Rating: @@@.5
Swearing: maybe two uses of D**n and Sh**
Inappropriate Scenes: there were 2 make out scenes. Nothing graphic.
# of Pages: 323 (hardcover)
Genre: YA Dystopian
35 GIRLS CAME TO THE PALACE. ONLY 6 REMAIN.
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.
Wow. If I have to read a romance book I want it to be just like The Elite. This book was amazing! Even better than The Selection if you can believe it.
Pros: Nearly everything about this was a pro. I don't know how to put all I liked about this book into words. When I opened this book it was like stepping into the world of Cinderella (minus the evil stepmother). A world of balls, and pretty dresses, and a Prince Charming. Of course, there were the rebels and their attacks (maybe they could be the evil stepsisters?).
Cons *may contain spoilers*: If you're reading this book solely for the rebel attacks then stop right now. You'll be disappointed because there were maybe 3 attacks and Ms. Cass didn't go into a lot of detail about them. She put more emphasis on how the King treated Maxon (which is very interesting, fyi) than the attacks.
Conclusion: The perfect romance book for dystopian lovers with a romantic heart to curl up with on a warm summer day. A wonderful wonderful book to read. :)