He realized he could never spoil her and ended the relationship, leaving her heartbroken. America got called for the Selection, to her surprise, and asked him Aspen to help her pack as a way to tell him goodbye. She gave him all her allowance money and the small collection of pennies he has given her as compensation for the songs she sang for him. Aspen refused to take them, but America insisted and ordered him to leave.
When he left, America noticed that one penny was stuck to the bottom of the jar in which she stored the pennies and other trinkets Aspen had collected for her over the years. She debated simply leaving it on her windowsill in her room, but changed her mind and decided to pack it at the last minute so that she would have something to remind her of her home and the boy who still had a firm grasp on her heart. After being chosen as one of the Selected , America saw Aspen with another girl, Brenna , who was a Six, when she was leaving for the palace.
She got upset and furious that he moved on so quickly, but had already packed the jar with the one penny to bring with her. At the palace, America was clearly not over Aspen, but tried to let him go. While in her room on the first night, America began to feel trapped and ran to the door that led to the expansive palace gardens.
However, the two guards that were stationed there didn't allow her to proceed. Just as America was about to faint, Prince Maxon appeared and ordered the guards to let her go outside. Immediately after they opened the doors, America ran outside and went to sit on a bench. Maxon found her and spoke to her, and the two got to know each other during a brief conversation, which ultimately became an argument. In the process, America made it clear to Prince Maxon that she didn't have any feelings for him, and probably never would because she felt she belonged to someone else.
Maxon tried to comfort her, but failed miserably and simply left America outside to grieve. The next day during their first official meeting, the two agree to a "trade": America will find out what the other girls think of Maxon and give him advice as long as he keeps her until the very end of the competition, so that her family continues to receive the checks that the palace sends them and she doesn't have to face her lost love. For a time, America seemed to get along fairly well, and formed a close bond with some of the girls, particularly Marlee Tames, an especially kind and cheerful Four from Kent.
She liked her maids too: Her biggest problem seemed to be settling her conflicting feelings for Maxon and Aspen, as well as a particularly nasty Selected Two named Celeste Newsome, who believed herself to be above everyone else and desired the crown more than Maxon himself. During a rebel attack, America broke protocol and brought along her maids to the safe room reserved for the royal family upon seeing Lucy's distress.
Many believed her actions to be radical, but she thought nothing of it because she deeply cared for them. Many of the maids, servants, and guards grew especially fond of America after this because they knew she cared for the "little people," not a common trait in the upper class castes. At that point, eliminations sped up much more quickly as girls were fearful and wished to return to their homes, and the royal family wanted to wrap up the Selection as quickly as possible to prevent any harm from coming to the girls.
America was chosen as one of the Elite on Maxon's suggestion, much to his father's disapproval. Eventually, America ran into Aspen, who had been drafted and became a palace guard.
Not realizing Aspen was actually America's ex-lover, Maxon had Aspen stationed to guard outside her room. At the end of the first novel, Aspen promised America that he would be here as long as she needed him, and that whenever she was eliminated, he would still be there to take care of her when she went home. America begins to feel as if Maxon will eliminate her, because she saw him through the week dating the other girls. At the Halloween Ball,while dancing, he assures her he still cares about her. Although they could have both gotten into serious trouble if caught, America and Aspen both had secret meetings at the palace whenever they could.
America, however, was not sure whether she loved Aspen or Maxon more. Her struggle only intensified when her best Selection friend, Marlee Tames was caught having an affair with a palace guard named Carter Woodwork , one of Aspen's closest friends in the service. As a punishment, the king sentenced them to be caned 15 times publicly and to be stripped from their caste so that they became "the lowest of the low," Eights. America desperately tried to stop the torture the two went through as she believed it to be morally wrong, but was dragged away by several guards before she could intervene.
Aspen promised he was proud of her, along with her father. Aspen protected America during a rebel attack in the middle of the night, but during another attack the next day, America was chased into the woods. She managed to outrun them and hide to avoid capture. One young Northern rebel spotted America ,when she dropped her books under the tree America had climbed onto. To America's surprise, the woman curtsied to her and left. After an hour, Aspen and a group of guards finally found America sleeping by a tree. America was then taken back to the castle and placed in the hospital wing.
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Maxon visited her after a short while and confessed how worried he was when he thought he lost her. She and Kriss were partnered to host the Italian dignitaries, and their party went over quite well, with the Italian princess Nicoletta insisting America should contact her personally should she need anything. America and Kriss's reception was absolutely phenomenal. Silvia and the queen both were prized as hostesses, and the guests loved it. Their reception was by far better than Elise, Celeste, and Natalie's who hosted the German Federation.
When it was broadcast live on The Report, the king was furious and told Maxon he had to "take care of her. Officer Tanner found America and Maxon and lead them to a nearby safe room. Once inside, America tended to Maxon's wounds: Maxon revealed that it happened fairly often and America couldn't help but be struck by the pain she had inadvertently inflicted on him.
When the rebels left, America believed that she was leaving and told Aspen that she needed time to get over the Prince, which caused her to realize she wanted Maxon's love more than Aspen's. America did not leave, however, and instead Natalie went home, because her younger sister Lacey was killed by the rebels. Maxon was able to convince his father to allow America to stay by telling him she supposedly saved his life and got him to safety when he was too weak to go alone. Maxon said that as long as America was on her best behavior, his father would allow her to stay.
But he warned her about how King Clarkson would be a little harsh on her. On another note, Maxon told America that while she'd had his heart from the beginning of the Selection, she did not have his trust. He explained that even though he had told her many secrets and defended her, America acted rashly, and Maxon needed her to have faith in him. After Maxon left for a date with Kriss, America became determined to win the Selection. King Clarkson then came to give her a talking to. He warned her that if she won and became queen, she would ruin centuries of work, and that Maxon should not choose her.
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He told her not to mention this conversation to Maxon or anyone else. He then became surprisingly happy and said good-bye, as if nothing happened. America returned to her room, honestly frightened by the king's threats. Her maids were thrilled to see "their lady" return, and when she asked for their aid in helping her secure Maxon's heart and the public's favor.
The book ends with Anne having a plan to win Maxon's love. The maids' first plan of attack was an attempt to increase America's sex appeal, as she had heard from the king that Maxon was physically intimate with some of the other girls she had even seen Celeste trying to seduce him one night after a party. She had been Maxon's first kiss, but other than that, nothing too physically romantic had happened between them. It did not go over well, as when America tried to seduce him, he simply laughed at her, and she wondered what she could possibly say to remedy things with Maxon and set their relationship back on track.
The Rebels assured them that they were not out to destroy the monarchy. In fact, they believed Maxon to be a very good man who would be ten times the king his father was, and America was the candidate whom they backed for princess. They only wanted Maxon's promise that he would work to eliminate the caste system as America had suggested, in order to alleviate the people's suffering. In exchange, they promised loyalty to Maxon and protection from the Southern rebels if outfitted with proper weapons. A short time later, the king received word that the rebels are now attacking people by caste, the castes of the four Elites , starting from the Twos and working their way down to Fives.
America asked Aspen for help smuggling her and Maxon out of the palace so that they could meet up with August and Georgia, in hopes of getting more information about what was going on outside. Aspen agreed, although reluctantly, and accompanied them along with Officer Avery, Aspen's closest friend in the service.
Unfortunately, Aspen, Maxon, and Officer Avery were forced to fight off a gang of Southern rebels criminals who wanted to rob them, and were separated from America in the process. She stayed with America until Maxon found her. America wanted to thank the young girl for her help, and asked Maxon to bring her back with them and give her job in the kitchens. Anne and Marlee , who had been working secretly as a kitchen maid in the palace since her caning, stitched America up and cleaned her wound, a non-severe one that healed quickly.
Elise, Kriss, and Celeste were all given criminals who had all committed minor crimes, but been given extremely long prison terms, a sign that they were actually enemies of the king. All three were shocked, but couldn't think of a way to right the injustice, so they had no choice but to give in. America's felon, however, had only stolen clothing for his family and was assigned to her by Clarkson as a test.
America couldn't find it in herself to sentence him to prison for life, so she gave the man the jewelry Maxon had recently given her as a gift along with a treasured necklace her father had given her for her birthday and told him to pay his debt to the king with it. This angered the king immensely, but he had to accept the jewels instead of the prison sentence because the Convicting was broadcast live for the public, and he wanted to uphold his image as a merciful king.
Enraged by this offense, Clarkson gave Maxon the option to call the entire Selection off and start a new one, which Maxon ultimately refused because, for all the trouble she caused him, he knew America was the right girl for him and the right girl to be the queen. Clarkson even though he didn't find out about the alliance America had forged with the Italians, who had loaned Maxon some money so they could supply their newly found Northern allies with the guns they needed to protect the royal family and themselves forced America to agree to film propaganda in favor of the castes.
If she didn't obey, then she must not have truly cared about the competition or Maxon. Before she could create the commercials, however, she learned that her father had died just hours earlier. America traveled back to Carolina for her father's funeral, where she learns that Shalom was secretly a Northern rebel, in a special last letter from him. Kota revealed just how far his caste-climbing ambitions have removed him from his family.
He brought America and Aspen's secret romance into the open they had never told their own families for fear they would not approve and threatened to tell the prince. After her elder sister Kenna revealed that she had suspected America and Aspen were together and that she approved, America admitted that she no longer loved Aspen romantically, but thought of him as another brother. She still wanted though to keep him in her life, in case Maxon didn't choose her. Kenna told her that Aspen would always be family for all of them, but she must tell him the truth about her new feelings if she ever truly loved him.
America knew Kenna was right and tried to explain things to Aspen on the way back to the palace, but it was too painful. When she returned to the palace, America found out that Kriss and herself were the last two girls standing and that Maxon had invited all of the previously Selected back to the palace to celebrate. America realized that the necklace Kriss was wearing depicted the North Star, revealing that she was also a Northern rebel. America confronted Kriss about this and Kriss admitted that at first she was in the Selection because she was a rebel, but then when Maxon and America were fighting after Marlee's caning, she saw a chance to get close to Maxon and she really fell in love with him.
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In America's room later that night, Maxon revealed that he had bought a house for America's family near the palace, and that he had chosen her to be his wife and future queen. They began making out and they ultimately admitted their love for each other aloud for the first time. They undressed, almost to their underwear, while America reassured Maxon that she loved the scars on his back because they were a sign of his love for he: A sudden noise in the hallway stopped them from going any further.
Maxon simply slept next to America, both of them feeling safe and loved, confident that they would be able to express their love for each other physically very soon. In the morning, however, Maxon learned about America and Aspen's previous relationship when he found them in what appeared to be a romantic moment. Completely heartbroken and hurt, Maxon accused America of lying to him about everything and took his proposal back, saying he would be glad to see her go so that she couldn't break his heart anymore.
America tried to explain the situation, but Maxon refused to listen and left in a rage. However, right before Maxon was about to reveal his selection of Kriss, the Southern rebels infiltrated the palace and attacked, killing Celeste and Anne among many people. A rebel attempted to shoot America, but Maxon lunged toward her on instinct to save her life and took a hit below his left shoulder.
Close to death, he apologized to America for almost not choosing her, and told her that he loved her to his last breath and that his heart belonged to her to "break it a thousand times if [she] like[s]. He took her to a safe room with the intention of returning and saving the Prince too. When the attack was over and the Southern rebels were defeated with help from the Northern rebels, America was released from the safe room and went to the hospital where she reunited with Aspen, who was alive, though severely wounded.
He informed America that Maxon was also alive and now officially the king, as both his parents were killed by the rebels. Aspen confessed to America that he still cared a great deal for her, but was no longer in love with her. Lucy arrived at that moment to see Aspen and greeted him with a kiss. America finally realized their relationship and approved immensely. When America visited Maxon, he told her about his decision to dissolve the castes, an idea inspired entirely by her.
His plan would take some time to fully implement, but they could start with the Eights merging with the Sevens and go on from there. He then gave her a beautiful engagement ring, complete with their birthstones, officially asking her to marry him. She happily accepted his proposal. At the wedding, Aspen, who was almost completely healed, walked America down the aisle and gave her to Maxon, as America's father had died and the two men had grown to fully respect each other. Maxon called America "my dear" an old pet peeve of his and they both smiled, ready to exchange their wedding vows.
In the end, their story was described as not happily ever after, but " so much more than that ". The news made him tearfully happy and love her even more. Over the next twenty years, America gives birth to twins, a girl and a boy, named Eadlyn and Ahren , and two other boys, Kaden and Osten. America remains close friends with Marlee and Lucy , and her sister May visits the palace occasionally. America, now known as Mom, slowly starts telling Eadlyn about her Selection.
America and Eadlyn would bond rarely. An example of this was when Eadlyn would sometimes pick shoes or jewelry for her, but her mother never enjoyed it the way she did. It is also said by Eadlyn that America taught her to play the piano when she was a little girl. Although Eadlyn didn't want to get married, Maxon and America felt that a Selection would ease the country's rising tensions. In a conversation with Eadlyn, Lady Brice remarks that America was like a mother to her in many ways.
In the end of The Heir , America's oldest son, Ahren, elopes and secretly gets married with the French princess, Camille , heir to the French throne. As America had heart problems that already ran in the family, the shock of Ahren leaving was too much for her, eventually causing what is thought to be a heart attack. The book ends with her still alive in the hospital with her family, Aspen, Marlee's family, and the remaining Selected , all praying that she survives the sudden heart attack.
It is revealed that after her sudden heart attack, America was whisked into surgery. The doctors took a vein from her leg and used it to replace the faulty artery in her heart.
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After a few days of being kept in a medically-induced coma, America wakes up, tired but relieved to see her family. Maxon had spent and continued to spend almost every waking moment by America's beside, and her children excluding Ahren come to visit her as soon as they hear the news.
At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises.
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The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before. A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.
It would be a dumb idea to make it worse. Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawn shop window. Why would she give it up? Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed.
There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, Career of Evil is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.
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