Series: The Selection #2
Author: Kiera Cass
Release date: April 2013
Age group: Young Adult
The first book in this trilogy is called The Selection, check out my review of that book here.
ExpectationsI enjoyed reading the Selection. The female main character America is funny, caring and loving. I like her kind of humor, but she finds it nearly impossible to make a decision. I think making decisions can be very difficult for most teenagers, which helps to relate to her.
There were some great moments in this book which I really enjoyed, but I think America cried way too much and started crying too fast. For me, this was kind of annoying. I was like: here we go again, she cries because she doesn't know what to do, she can't make up her mind.
Don't get me wrong, in the beginning of this trilogy I really liked America, but after reading the Elite, my view of her is changed. I still like her, just not so much. I felt like the whole book was about her choosing between Aspen and Maxon and about the attacks of the rebels.
The story wasn't really going anywhere and I felt like the writer was repeating herself.
I really like both men though. Aspen made a mistake, but she can't punish him forever for that. Aspen is very dedicated to his job and to protect America. He's very brave and somehow doesn't show his jealousy, which I suppose is very hard for him to hide. And Maxon is really sweet, such a gentleman and he also has a lot of humor. I like the connection America has with both men.
I'm glad I did enjoy some moments. It is funny, because the moments I liked in this book, I REALLY liked. This were mainly the moments when America is alone with one of the guys or when she's talking to a good friend.I really hope the last book will be a nice ending and doesn't feel like this book did.
Rating this book is hard for me, because I was really enjoyed and some moments I really liked the book. So I wanna give it 2,5 stars, except there's one problem. I only rate my books with whole stars. For now I'll give it 3 stars, just because it doesn't deserve 2.
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