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 highly anticipated finale to The Selection Series came out this month and I finally got the time to read it. I have been reading the series for years now and was looking forward to seeing who Eadlyn Shreave decided to chose to be her husband and stand by her side as she rules over Illéa.
Of course, I am very fond of the work that Kiera Cass has done so far with the series, but I am sad to say that The Crown did not keep up with the other four books in the trilogy.
I always love to start with the positives, and there were quite a few.
I certainly approve of Eadlyn’s choice. It felt right, but I also think that there could have been more depth to her relationship with her fiancé and with the other boys.
Also, her parents role in the story were spot on and felt completely authentic, which I deeply appreciated.
Now to the not-so-positives.
I fell in love with the story of The Selection with America Singer, and I knew that Eadlyn’s story could fall short, but I never thought that it would be such a disappointment.
The entire plot didn’t feel genuine. When I finished, the end felt completely rushed and I could sense that Kiera Cass was burnt out from the past four books. I understand that it can be hard to finish such a long series and handle a household, but its not fair to give readers a dull finale.
I definitely noticed that the book was only 279 pages.
I hate to give a bad review to the end of such a great series. To die hard fans, it may have been a hit, but to those who didn’t find The Selection to be entertaining shouldn’t drop another book to pick this one up.
Happy reading and happy summer!