Series: The Selection #5
Published by HarperTeen on May 3rd 2016
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.
- 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.