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4.75 Absolutely Delightful 's
"You know that you've found something amazing, and you want to hold on to it forever; and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it."
"Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to be taken apart."
Buddy read with my, girl Desireé :)
Reread for me :)
The Selection started out with 35 girls it's now down to just 6 of them - The Elite.
Oh. My. Goodness! My face hurts from smiling so damn much. This was a fantastic second installment in The Selection series and I'm so happy that I love it just as much as I did my first time! The Elite is very addictive and I keep wanting more and more. This was one hell of a page-turner! I seriously couldn't stop smiling in this book I had to massage my cheeks to ease the pain. But there was also some pretty intense and emotional moments that tore my heart out and left it laying there on the floor in a heap of broken pieces . I just about died when it got to that one past with Marlee... The Elite is super adorable, it's full of romance and passion, injustice, arguments and betrayals, new alliances, rebel attacks, more girl drama, fancy parties, and family reunions which equals out to be very very entertaining . It was also light-hearted, funny, sad and so enchanting! The plot is simple and the twists are a lot of fun. Again... there really isn't much world building involved with these books, it all pretty much takes place right in the Castle. The world doesn't expand seeing as how the dignitaries always come to the palace. But I have to admit when it comes to The Selection I. Just. Don't. Care! Because I love it so darn much!!! Where it lacks in world development it triumphs in character building. I love them all even the ones I despise like Celeste and King Clarkson. I'm so invested in these characters. America is truly wonderful and I can't get enough of her hot-tempered and stubborn as hell attitude which causes her to act rashly but she's also generous, passionate and protective of those she cares for. She acts in a way I would expect her to act! Maxon is very stubborn as well and has a bit of his father's temper so you can imagine what it's like when he and America fight lol. Most of the time he's sweet and loving and he cares deeply. I love America and Maxon together so I wanna declare right now that I'm #TeamMaxon, ALL THE WAY! I do still love Aspen but he is the safe and easy choice. And a couple of things he said to America really bothered me. America's family is amazing, I adore her little sister May and her father is what all fathers should be and how they should treat their daughters. I really like Princess Nicoletta from Italy and can't wait to see more of her. Alright, that's enough, I have to start The One (book 3) like right now!
*Love this audiobook it was so so good! Amy Rubinate (the Narrator), did such an incredible job again. If you're an audiobook lover you really don't want to miss out on this one :D Also, the cover is so pretty. I recommend this series to anyone who loves cheesy romance and quick easy reads!*
Maxon looked me in the eyes again, unwavering-"there's only you. Maybe I'm not really looking, maybe they aren't right for me. It doesn't matter. I just know I want you. And that terrifies me..."
"...I want it to be as easy as breathing for you to say yes."
"It wasn't like I made his world better. It was like I was his world. It wasn't some explosion; it wasn't fireworks. It was a fire, burning slowly from the inside out."
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.