Thursday, May 8, 2014
We are getting close the end of the selection. We are down to the last 4 girls, Celeste, America, Kristi, and Elise. The palace is being constantly attacked by the rebels. Yet it seems the Northern rebels may be on more of the same path with Prince Maxon's ideas than thought before, and there are actually two of the girls that would definitely win them over to the Prince's side, should he choose one of them. America knows that she loves Prince Maxon, but doesn't want to give up on Aspen at first, because she still isn't sure if Maxon will choose her, as he still is spending his time with the other girls. The girls do grow closer, sharing how far they've gone with Maxon, kissing, etc. And after talking to the queen, they learn that many of her closest friends now, were with her in her own Selection. Maxon is still dealing with the King not wanting to give him a chance, and even trying to get rid of American, as he does not approve of the somewhat rebellious things she often does in front of the public. The danger begins to hit closer to home, as the rebels now start threatening the families of the girls in the Selection. A tragedy causes America to have to go home, and it is while she is away that Maxon decides for sure who he wants to be with.
I love how much more we learn about Maxon, getting a glimpse at his love of photography when we get a peek at his room with America. And while I agree with most of America's reasons for when she doesn't want to tell Maxon she loves him, there are several times that I was yelling at the book, telling her to TELL HIM!! Just say it! Such a mess just for stubbornness. We get to see Aspen finally realizing that it is more than America just trying to win, that she does have feelings for Maxon. There is so much that I loved in this book. I could just go on and on, and can't wait to meet the author for my second time tonight, and this time, I can really just fangirl about her! This was one worth waiting for, and one I couldn't put down. Picked it up about 4 pm on Tuesday, and finished it Wednesday night at about 8 pm. Only reason it took that long was because I had to work.