Title: The Elite (The Selection #2)
Author: Kiera Cass
Published on April 23rd, 2013 by HarperTeen
The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.
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.
Holy Crap. I don't think I breathed while reading this book. I literally started reading it and didn't stop until I finished the book. It is soooo good you guys!! Cass does an AMAZING job of keeping her readers engaged. There were multiple times when I was SO mad at Maxon that I almost came onto the blog just to change my "Team Maxon" button... and then he would give me a reason not to. It is quite literally an emotional roller coaster. YIKES. I recommend this series to everyone.... all the time. This book in particular... I seriously considered reading it again right after I finished it because I love it so much.