The Crown by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #5
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance
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.
This book was for sure better than The Heir and it turned out exactly LIKE I HOPED IT WOULD!!
I loved that in these two books you don’t realize who she is ending up with until the end. Which totally didn’t happen in the first 3 books of the series. The Heir and The Crown are very different from the initial trilogy, and they have a lot less romance, pretty much inexistent. And when it happens to have tiny little bit, the book turns the focus to politics… sigh…
In this book, Eadlyn finally comes to realize why people don’t like her and instead of being a brat again, she actually changes! I really felt very surprised about some of her attitudes after the middle of the book or so.
You still can’t know much about the selected boys but you end up liking some of them… I especially liked the fact that Kiera Cass included a Finnish guy in the book (yes, I am from Finland and Finland isn’t that normally used in ya books) although it seemed a bit weird for a Finnish person to be so ridiculously extrovert… But yeah yeah, the world is different from ours, blah blah… but still seemed odd.
I liked that she was finally able to open up a bit more with the others and that she actually was able to find some friends along the way. Finally she started understanding how she treated people and changed. Which I loved to see.
But for me the most special part was the way her father ended up finally sharing a lot more of him with her daughter. I think it’s a family problem – they are all super closed now that I see it.
I think Eadlyn could have been great from the beginning, and she wasn’t due to a lot of wok and too less family moments. Or even friends’ moments.
But in the end I think she really managed and she made just the choice she wanted for her life.
In the end I can say that I really loved to end this series, and that the writing was once again super captivating. I will probably end up reading the novels of this series, because I just want to know more and more, especially about the world and couples!
What were your thoughts about this series?
Did you like the last two books?