The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
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 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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