The Elite by Kiera Cass was a good read, but not as good as the first book in The Selection series. It wasn't as original and thoughtful as the first book. I felt the book was a bit boring, since it was just talking about America's time in the competition, being in the top 6 girls. America's feelings were very confusing and the author wrote it in a very abrupt way. One moment she feels this, then feels this, and then comes back to the first feeling. I would recommend reading the first book, The Selection. I would still continue on with the series, just to see who wins. A 2.5 star book.