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
To say this was a book I waited for eagerly would probably be an understatement. Given my location, which is in the middle of nowhere, I knew the stores I frequented would not carry it in stock and I knew it would take to long to arrive in the mail. I know, I know, I waited months for this book what is one or two more days, but it simply would not do.
So as midnight rolls around I am waiting on the Amazon website to purchase the book for the kindle, only to find that it was not in the right time zone and I had to wait longer. It was a disappointing night and bed time lol.
This book was an eye opener for me. Before in the first book I would have been Team Maxon all the way but just as if he were a real person it goes to show you that you never know what is really going on with someone until you really get to know them.
I think my heart broke with America during each traumatic even that opened her eyes to what life would really be like if she chose him.
It is hard to write this review because there is so much I want to talk about but I don't want to give anything away, I want you guys to read it and have to deal with the suspense and heart ache the same way I did, without a clue as to what would happen next.
I will say the only thing that I wish could have been improved on is the other girls background. I understood before with so many girls it would have been impossible to do without having an incredibly long and side tracking book but as the choices are narrowed down I would love to know more about the other girls and what makes them tick, particularly Celeste.
I also would love to understand the rebels more and trying to figure out what they are after and why is a delicious mystery that America seems to be tapping into.
This is a great read, even if it was over before it seemed like it had begun. I finished it within four hours of sitting outside on the porch swing enjoying the day and getting sun burnt since time got away with me as I got lost in the work.
5 out of 5 Ravens!