The Crown (The Selection #5)
By: Kiera Cass
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.
***THIS REVIEW IS SPOILER-FREE***
The Selection series is one of those series that I read to relax and detox from the stress of everyday life. I found each book to be decent in one way or another, a good 4 star rating for each because there wasn’t really anything wrong with the book, but there also wasn’t anything telling me to go to B&N and buying the next book in the series. That aside, this book was decent, although Eadlyn didn’t end up with who I wanted her to end up with. The writing was good and everything but something was missing, something I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe I’ll figure it out by the end of this review.
Not much world development was needed in this book since it’s the last in a series.
There was a lot of character development as far as Eadlyn goes. In her first novel, The Heir, she was bratty and selfish and honestly I hated her, but she really grew as a character in her second novel. She goes through a lot of changes in this book and she grows to become a strong heroine who makes her own choices despite the consequences. This is usually a quality I disliked about her, but in this novel it worked. She didn’t end up with who I originally wanted her to end up with, and maybe that’s because it would be too predictable, but I think that overall, she made good choices. I think that Cass wrapped this series up nicely with this book and there’s nothing more I would like from the world of The Selection. I’m content with what we’ve been given and although I probably won’t re-visit this series again, it will always be in my heart as a light-hearted read.
The plot from The Crown was basically just a continuation of the plot from The Heir. Honestly, The Heir and The Crown would’ve worked completely fine as one novel. I wouldn’t have minded and since they share the same plot and overall, mainly the same characters, it would all work out well. The plot was simple and flowed nicely throughout the book(s). There’s really not much else I can say about this. This book was a good read and finished leaving me content, but didn’t really blow me away.
Have you read this book? If so, what’re your thoughts on it? Do you agree or disagree with me? Let me know in the comments below!