The Elite is a continuation of the Selected series. It follows America as she becomes one of the top eight contestants in the Selection. She still struggles between the decision of Maxon or Aspen (who has become a guard at the palace where she is staying). At the same time, she's learning more about the political state of her country and the secrets of the king and his predecessors. She even begins to learn more about the rebels - and what they might want from her. She needs more time to figure it out - but the prince will have to make a decision eventually.
I thought this book was much worse than the one before. It felt like nothing happened at all and at a certain point the love triangle got so tedious and so boring and I didn't know why she was even struggling with the decision. Well the World building sort of got better with the information about the rebels and the king. I thought it was all pretty simple and really not all that interesting or original. I would give this book two stars.