The Crown

Title: The Crown
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection Series, book 5/6
Genre: Dystopian, Romance, YA
Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: May 3rd, 2016

Note: This post reviews the fifth book of The Selection Series. You may like to read the first four books in the series,  The Selection, The Elite, The One, and The Heir before reading this review.

Mild spoilers. 

Princess Eadlyn is down to her final few suitors in her Selection. Though she was very much against this “competition” in the beginning, she has begun to care about the remaining men.  She and her childhood acquaintance, Kile, are more than amiable at this point and we can definitely see the possibility of Eadlyn choosing him.  But she also sees potential in the others as well, including Erik – who is not actually a competitor, but only a translator.

In addition to the ongoing Selection, Eadlyn must assume more responsibilities of the Crown due to family crisis. This is her time to be there for her people, and to prove to them that she can be a capable and good leader for Illea. The pressure of ruling and choosing a man to stand by her side and help her weighs down on our heroine. Will she be able rule well? Will she choose wisely as the Selection comes to an end?

As I mentioned in my previous post, The Heir, I enjoyed this book and the way it showed the next generation. However, I did not love these books about Eadlyn the way I loved the first three books about her father, Maxon, and his love, America. I was hoping these two books about Eadlyn would be just as great and captivating, but they were not. By the end of the books, it didn’t matter to me who she ended up with – I just didn’t care. All in all, I truly love this series as a whole! I just might have been okay if the last two books had never been written.

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