Thursday, May 12, 2016

Book Review: The Crown (YA)



Goodreads Summary:
When Eadlyn became the first princess of IllĂ©a 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.

My Review:
The conclusion of The Selection series was everything I was hoping for and more. Unlike some of the other books in the series, there is a lot more going on in this book than just dating. I enjoy the Bachelor/Bachelorette-like portions of these stories, but I like the character development and the politics so much more.

Until this point, The Heir was my favorite book in this series. I relate to Princess Eadlyn so much more than I did to America in the original trilogy. Eadlyn is strong, independent, and knows what she wants. But in The Heir, she also comes across as kind of a spoiled brat. She's grown up a lot since the Selection began, and I think wider audiences will find her a likable character in this book.

The remaining boys are adorable - fiercely loyal to Eadlyn, very understanding, and just plain fun to read about. There are some twists in this book, but in the end, I was very satisfied with who Eadlyn ended up with.

I am sad this series is over, but I know I will return to it again and again. Kiera Cass writes such kick ass female characters. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for her next project.

My Rating: 5 Stars
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4 comments:

  1. Yay! I loved this final book, too. I still prefer the first three more, but I was soooooo happy with Eadlyn's choice.

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  2. I'm so glad that you like it! Even though I had my issues with it, I still think it's a cute ending to the story. I just wanted more politics and more time with the boys!

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    1. Yeah. I realized reading this book that we got such better insight into all of the girls in the original trilogy because America was with them all the time. It was hard to read the story from Eadlyn's view and be missing out on getting to know the boys better. BUT it did allow for more of the politics, which we didn't get in the original trilogy. But I would have liked more length and more of everything in this book.

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