Title: The Crown
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre/s: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Pages: 279 pages
“You have to embrace the idea of imperfection, even if the thing that is most perfect for you.”
When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.
Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.
As a Huge Fan of The Selection series, The Crown was one of my most anticipated releases this year, since my favorite series is about to end. I was really expecting something, but then I just got disappointed. It was so fast paced that you can read it in one sitting. It felt like everything was so rushed to meet the ending. No offense meant, but I guess the series should’ve just ended with The One.
My ship didn’t sail, to think that it was supposed to be him, Kile. He had been there from the very beginning, they’ve known each other since childhood, they have this perfect chemistry. Then one day Eadlyn just fall for Erik and then they were soul mates. He doesn’t really become a competitor until about the last 1/4 of the book because he wasn’t supposed in the competition, he’s just the translator. Maybe Kiera has her reasons why it ended up that way.
Anyway, what I like about this book was the character growth of Eadlyn, she handled her people the way she must when she became the queen, she was not that spoiled brat girl anymore, she made choices for the common good of their people. I also love the part when Ahren FINALLY came back even though just for a little while. Also, when Josie finally realizes that it takes a lot of effort to become a Princess or a Queen, not just what she imagined, sitting pretty there and telling people what to do. What I love the most was Maxon and America, they showed us what true love is, and even though they are parents already, it still exists.
I will surely miss this series and all the characters. I will always have an attachment to the first three books of The Selection. This series just proved that love is imperfect but it’s us who make it beautiful. Let me cry in the corner and reminisce all the good parts that happened in the story.
Thank you Kiera for sharing us the wonderful world of The Selection. I definitely can’t wait to read her next books since she’s on my auto-buy author list.