As The Elite begins, readers are immediately brought back to the competition to be the bride of Prince Maxon and Princess of Illea. Our main character, America Singer, is still a front runner in the competition. Her feelings for Maxon are still new and a bit confusing to her, in part because of her old boyfriend Aspen is on the scene as a palace guard. Oh man, the love triangle! But, I just can't hide my preference. It's kind of a surprise to me as well because I always love the boy from home, but this time my heart goes out to the prince. I love Maxon! Come on America, get with the program.
The personalities of the other characters begin to really shine. I loved learning more about Marlee, Maxon, and Queen Amberly just as much as I loved growing to despise Celeste and King Clarkson. At times, I even found it difficult to watch (in my mind's eye) America making the decisions she made. I only wish she could see the situation as clearly as I do. Oh my!
|That's THE Kiera Cass! Oh, and me too.|
Kiera Cass is one of the authors I was lucky enough to meet a last year's Y'ALLFest. She was absolutely precious. I can't wait for The One, due out May 6, 2014. That sounds painfully far away. Sad times.