The Crown by Kiera Cass

Posted July 7, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

The Crown by Kiera CassThe Crown by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #5
Published by HarperTeen on May 3rd 2016
Pages: 279

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.

“The Crown” by Kiera Cass was so much better than “The Heir.” Cass got a lot of flack for writing “The Heir” and even I didn’t like it as well as the first three “Selection” books but “The Crown,” totally redeems it all. I really liked how Cass kept true to the original theme of the series with being true love. I was proud how Eadlyn handled things.

What I liked:

  • I feel like the reader really got to know Eadlyn this time around. In “The Heir,” I didn’t feel like I really got to know Eadlyn as a person. She was more of a spoiled princess. I think she really comes out of her shell in “The Crown” and I really enjoyed her character.
  • Eadlyn puts others above herself. Eadlyn falls in love but she is willing to put that love aside in order to do what is right for her kingdom. I think this was an important lesson for her to learn.
  • The boys. I really liked the fact that I got to know each of the boys better too. The boys seemed to be more open to Eadlyn which in turn caused the relationships to progress or turn into friendships.
  • The writing. Cass’ writing is really good in “The Crown.” I think she got to show another version of her writing because she is writing a story that is about following your heart and finding true love but she is doing it from a different characters perspective and thoughts. I thought she did a great job.

What I disliked:

  • That it ended. I really don’t have a lot of complaints for this series. I think Cass wrapped the story up quite nicely. I think the bonus ending was perfect. It makes me very happy to see that Eadlyn ends up being a very happy queen. I think that is the most important part.
  • It is really hard to say goodbye to characters that you love. I really feel invested in Cass’ characters.

Wrap Up:

  • I have been on quite the journey with “The Selection” series. I think that Cass did a fantastic job with this series. “The Crown” was the perfect ending to everything. I am happy that Cass decided to write these last two books. This is a series that is worth reading.
  • The covers are so gorgeous. I love them all.
  • I can’t wait to see what Cass has up her sleeves. I think Cass is a fabulous writer and I am looking forward to her next work. Her stories are great. She does a wonderful job with character development.

About Kiera Cass

100 Things I Love:

Being married. Cake. The smell of Autumn. Motherhood. Books. Elephants. Back rubs. On demand movies. Actually going out to movies. Faith. Cinnamon rolls. My family. Butterflies. When my kitchen is clean. Crayons. Pink. Tote bags. Dancing. Organizing via color coordination. That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor. Baking. My house. Writing utensils. Paper. India. The sound of water. Making videos. Buttons. The word Episcopalian. Making people laugh. Layering clothes. British accents. Pinterest. Animation. Fireworks. The smell of the Ocean. My wedding rings. Aprons. Reasons to get dressed up. Sex. Pop music. Stars. Taking walks. Daydreaming. Stickers. School Spirit. My friends. Living in a small town. Japan. Singing. Painting my toenails. Pranks/ practical jokes. Painting. Stretch canvas. Costumes. Dipping my fingers in melted wax. Style. Soda. Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop. Musicals. Back to school season. Mopeds. Good hair days. Naps. Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase. Driving alone. My ankles. Playlists. Spending entire days in pajamas. Holidays. Telling stories. Spontaneity. Theme parks. Bookshelves. The word copacetic. Boxes. Empty journals. Surprises. Doing things in groups. Doing things alone. Getting real mail. Decorating. Small forks. A good hug. Gift cards. New Years Goals. Going out to dinner. When someone else remembers some great story about me/us that I’ve forgotten. Toy stores. Fireplaces. Breakfast foods. Journaling. Crying for a good reason. Doorbells. Pointless adventures. Voting. My birthday. Reasons to make wishes. Recycling.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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