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I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. All opinions are honest and my own.The Crown Series: The Selection, #5, #5
by Kiera Cass
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.
Published by HarperTeen on May 3, 2016
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Also in this series: The Selection, The Elite, The One
Also by this author: The Selection, The Elite, The One
I have finally completed The Selection. I bought these books years ago and have finally taken the time to read them. Once I did, I breezed through all five books. The Crown is the final installment in the series, aside from the novellas, and it was a satisfying ending.
The Crown continues where we left off from The Heir. These two, even though they’re considered books four and five, are more or less a duology. In book five we continue to follow Eadlyn on her journey through the selection. She narrows it down to six men and things ensue from there.
Eadlyn has great character development between the two books and I enjoyed her much more in The Crown. Not only is she being fair to her suitors (before she was trying to get them to quit the selection by being rude and obnoxious) but she’s also learning more about what it means to be queen and what her taking the throne will mean to her people.
This book focuses a lot on Eadlyn’s growth as she figures out who she is, what her duties are, and how she can remain happy all while being responsible for an entire country.
As with all the books, it’s written well and the world-building is fascinating. I felt the ending was a bit rushed and I knew who Eadlyn would end up with long before it was revealed, but I still enjoyed it all the same.
Rating: 4/5 Coffee Cups
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Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, and content writer working on her debut cozy mystery novel.
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