The time has come for one winner to be crowned.
When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.
Ehm… I don’t really know where to start with this one.
I didn’t hate it as much as The Elite but I certainly didn’t enjoy it much better. It’s true that this book has more action-y things going on but those were still pretty boring.
The only thing I really liked about this book was the fact that we finally met some of the rebels, got confirmation on my suspicions towards America’s father and a very pissed off Maxon ^^
He finally sees America for who she is 😀 I mean, Maxon has been telling her about his feelings towards her from the beginning but even without her struggling feelings towards Aspen in this book, America is still as indecisive as ever…… *yawn* For some reason our fairly dumb protagonist thinks it’s funny to start doubting Maxon’s feelings towards her. She’s suddenly scared to be rejected by him…..
would’ve been her own damn fault if you ask me
Another thing that got me excited this time was the actual meetings we got with the rebels buuuuuuuuuuuuuutttt we finally came to understand that the whole organization of rebels Doesn’t. Really. Matter….
Northern or southern, they’re all the same…. They both don’t matter enough to become a bigger part of the story. Okay, Okay… every once in a while the palace gets ransacked and overrun by these rebels BUT NOTHING EVER HAPPENS?!?!?!!?!? *kicks a wall*
The only thing we got was a meet-up, a random kid who got saved by America only to never see or hear from her again and that last ceremony bit, and we all know that last one was only there so that Maxon and our beloved America could hook up.
Okay, I admit… I did shed some tears due to Maxon. What happened to him really did scare me a little, even though I knew he was going to be fine due to his position as male lead in the book and Cass is not one to kill off main characters.
“there’s a …. to him I must’ve always seen but never realized it was there before”.
The quote above is kind of a standard for the last book. Or maybe all three of them, I’m not sure but America thinks this over and over whenever she discovers something about someone. It happened with Maxon’s scars and again with the Rebel symbol and then yet again with America’s father’s death.
It would’ve been so much better if we got hints towards these major plotpoints throughout the series. I mean… if you love someone you would notice them hunching over all of a sudden. If you’re a Daddy’s girl, you would notice it when you’re father’s ill and dying. If you were researching the rebellion YOU WOULD FRIGGIN SEE THEIR SYMBOL POP UP AROUND YOU….!!!
Sorry…. got a little out of hand there. I’m just so done with America. She ruins -what could’ve been a great series- the whole series for me and I hate that. I really do because these books have potential. I keep saying that but it’s true. The world it contains is rich and does have depth and layers yet we never delve further into them. And as long as these books are going to be about America, I don’t think I’ll ever come to like them as much as the majority out there because she drives me friggin nuts.
I rated this book 2 out of 5 stars. It’s a little better than its prequel but not much better than the first book in the series.
Would I read it again? Nope. That may sound harsh but this just isn’t the series for me. Or the protagonist… really.
P.s) I know that there are two more books following these about America’s and Maxon’s children and I tried…. I really did ….. but
She’s worse than her mother….