Kiera Cass – The Elite Audiobooktext
No, but seriously, what am I going to tell you about this book? I don’t even really know what I thought about it myself!
I will try to explain to you as well as possible my dilemmas for this title.
We will start with the negative, I prefer.
Long story short: all the characters are smack heads.
America is the very archetype of the heroine that everyone likes for reasons that are completely unknown to me. Well, I’m exaggerating eh, but like she’s going to be rude to someone: “Ho, she has character, this little one, that’s good!”. She makes a scandal for an x or y reason: “She has convictions, it’s admirable!”. And it’s always like that.
But if it was just that, it would still pass. What really pissed me off the most about it is that it’s a gigantic weather vane. Kiera Cass – The Elite Audiobook.
Remember that, because it is the watchword of this volume: America does NOT know how to make a decision. She changes her mind about Aspen and Maxon every chapter, despite being, of course, each time 100% certain and certain, from the bottom of her heart that her choice is the right one.
But then one or the other just has to throw a look she doesn’t understand, or blow his nose, and boom! change of opinion.
It’s tiring, really, and utterly ridiculous, besides not being credible for a penny.
In fact, the further I read my reading, the more I realized that this girl just doesn’t know how to make a choice, but she’s waiting for someone to do it for her. the guy who brings her a ready-made solution on a silver platter will be the one she chooses. But as they are very polite and let her think alone, she is not damn making up her mind.
I can’t even count the number of times I’ve breathed, rolled my eyes or even said “But that’s not true!” during my reading.
And yet I tried to make excuses for him in America. I tried to try to understand her, to look for reasons for her to be / say / act like that, I really tried to like her. But no, it doesn’t work, it doesn’t stick. She and I weren’t made to get along, it happens.
It’s not me, it’s you.
So I was completely devastated to see most of the people swooning over her, singing her praises, all that.
Fortunately, there are still a few people to point out that she is a kid who does not understand anything about political issues and who tends to do what she wants. But hey, we’ll see where that takes her in the next volume, maybe she’ll have an epiphany.
And yet, you know what?
No way to let go of this book before the end, and I devoured it almost in one go.
There is something fascinating about this ridiculous crossover and love triangle. I can’t help but wonder and imagine how this could end.
I have to know !
As a friend pointed out to me, this is a real manga shôjo, very cliché, in fact.
And casually, there is just enough element in the political background to keep it catchy and interesting. The stakes are vital and far exceed the importance of Selection.
We have a few touches of reminder of the social setting and the unstable situation of Illeá, just enough to keep our interest without encroaching on the main story.
I wonder if, in the next volume, the trend will be reversed. I would find it not bad that everything is jostled and that the Selection is relegated to the background (for once I would like the romance to go behind, that says a lot …).
writing Kiera Cass’s is far from exceptional, and it is sorely lacking in maturity in some scenes and dialogue, but despite everything, it is very fluid and the descriptions are really pleasant to read (my girl side loves to discover the different outfits candidates).
In fact, I would say that the great weaknesses of this title like the characters (their interactions, their mentality, …) are caught up by the originality of the story as a whole, with this well-constructed universe and the discoveries that we made about it over the chapters.
This tome contains some interesting revelations, we know a little more about the creation of Illeá and its underwear that the monarchy would prefer to hide.
We’re also seeing Renegades again, but this time something has changed … and I’m really looking forward to learning more about them, after a rather peculiar scene …
In fact, to sum up, I would say that this tis a rich and interesting world, where an original and fascinating story unfolds, but unfortunately filled with silly, irritating and not very smart characters.
Unfortunately, it does not waste the book badly, that’s for sure, but at the same time, it doesn’t destroy it either. I found it to be a lot of fun and enjoyable to read overall, and still have to admit it gave me a good time. Kiera Cass – The Elite Audiobook.
So, either it’s in the end a great book that I haven’t really understood, or I’m a bit masochistic … but I absolutely need the rest!