My name is Lynne Stringer and I love writing! Of course, that’s not all I love. I also love reading books, especially ones that take me out of the every day and into a new world. It doesn’t have to be a completely imaginary world, either. Anything with fascinating characters and interesting storylines will do. My first young adult novel, The Heir, was accepted for publication by Wombat Books and released on 1 June 2013. It is the first book in the Verindon trilogy. It’s so exciting to have a real copy of my book in my hands.
I didn't find The Elite nearly as entertaining as The Selection. Maybe because so much of it was just more of the same, more girls trying to get Maxon's attention, more backstabbing, and more of America mulling over who she chooses.
This was the most annoying part of the book for me. Whereas in the first book I could understand her struggles and confusion, I expected a bit more advancement in that part of the story in book two. Instead, she went backwards and forwards so many times she came across as flighty, rather than someone trying to make a difficult decision. This didn't make me feel sympathy for her. In fact, the whole book just seemed like an attempt to stretch the story out long enough to justify three books, and I don't think there was enough change and development to justify this one.
Having said that, I want to know how it plays out, so will be reading The One.