The Elite is a young adult fictional novel by Kiera Cass and was published by HarperTeen on April 23, 2013. The book is the second in a trilogy and due to its success has lead to a sequel.
The book focuses on protagonist America Singer, as she enters into 'The Selection', a process by which 24 girls compete for the Prince's affections. Through the process, America uncovers hidden secrets regarding the state of the country and the truth behind the rebel attacks, whilst realising the extent of her growing feelings for the Prince.
It has been received with mixed reviews. Kirkus Reviews called it "vapid" however it has a ranking of 4.5 out of 5 stars on YA Books Central.
A movie series has been optioned by Warner Bro's, with Yael Grobglas playing the role of America.