The Crown (The Selection #5) by Keira Cass
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance
Released: 3rd May 2016
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Warning: Synopsis contains spoilers for previous books in the series, skip ahead to the review!
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.
Aww, we’re finally at the end people, I’m kinda sad to leave this world behind but like all good things right…
Let’s jump right in; My experiences with this book and the previous one in this series haven’t been the best because I just loved the original Selection and these two books were really disappointing.
Honestly I really wanted to love this conclusion but once again Kiera Cass shot and missed me. The Selection was everything; politically intriguing, romantic with a great dystopian setting and it also had a pretty great love triangle. And so when The Heir was announced I was cautiously optimistic but then I read it and was really confused because I wasn’t that into it. I couldn’t seem to connect to Eadlyn at all but perhaps that was what Kiera Cass was striving for so I decided to give The Crown a chance.
And now after the whirlwind of emotion this series evoked in me, I’m sad to say this book really disappointed me. Eadlyn seems to grow but not by much. She still constantly relies on supporting characters to speak on her behalf or build her up even though she’s supposed to be a stronger, better person. Anyway, finally we get to the end of the selection, Eadlyn finally chooses who she wants to spend the rest of her life with and even though I saw it a mile away, I was still satisfied with her choice; it was a great pairing even though it was kinda rushed/forced into the last chapters.
Overall I liked the book even though it wasn’t quite what I hoped for (for the ending of The Selection series). I still recommend trying it out, it’s a pretty solid series!