Genre: fantasy, dystopian science fiction, Young Adult
Goodreads Rating: 3.79 / 5
My Rating: 5 / 5
This book was full of everything I have come to expect of Kiera Cass. There is a ton of excitement, a lot of tension and even some romance.
If you have not read The Selection series, this is the 5th book and I definitely think the series is worth a try.
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.
If anyone has read my review on The Heir you would have noticed that for me, The Crown redeemed The Heir. I loved the first 3 books but The Heir was lacking something for me. I put The Heir down, picked up The Crown, and within 5 chapters Kiera Cass had moved back up to the brilliant marker.
Eadlyn redeemed herself in this book. Just like the first 3 books, I got invested in Eadlyn’s selection process. There was also a great climax which was tense, exciting and nerve-wracking. The supporting characters got more depth than they did in The Heir as we got to know each character on an individual level, which was really great. The ending of this book is the ending of the series and without giving too much away I was happily squealing through a few sections. I intensely enjoyed this book as all the pieces finally came together. And the cherry on top was the cutest little Epilogue.
I loved this series and I am happy and sad that I have finished it. The Selection will always have a special place on my bookshelf, and hopefully yours too!
Happy Reading !