I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Crown by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #5
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has captured the hearts of readers from its very first page. Now the end of the journey is here. Prepare to be swept off your feet by The Crown—the eagerly awaited, wonderfully romantic fifth and final book in the Selection series.
In The Heir, a new era dawned in the world of The Selection. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.
Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.
In The Heir Eadlyn was annoying and presumptuous. It was hard to see how a love story could evolve. Luckily in The Crown she has improved by leaps and bounds. I was surprised and happy by her growth as a character in such a short space of time she had become a woman I was more likely to admire. She was a much more interesting woman to follow. And by the end of the book I had faith in her.
I liked that we were down to the final six. I thought the choices that Eadlyn had made were the right ones. Each man would make for the perfect suitor. The perfect candidates for prince consort. However a big reveal near the end means that there are only a couple of actual choices. Having said that the person Eadlyn decides on is not the person I would have chosen. Hand on heart. I was cheering after a different man. But c’est le vie. At least it was a twist. Or at least a twist in my mind.
But I was hardly cheering for this winner. Especially as I felt that there was no real connection between Eadlyn and the winner. There was no suggestion of romance till bam! But seeing as there is only two books in this series and the first one Eadlyn won’t commit to the selection there is hardly any time for romance. There were other things that had to take priority.
The Crown was another brilliant instalment in this series. And ended what has not only been an awesome duology but also a brilliant series that has been binge worthy perfection. Everything was resolved and everyone lived happily ever after. This was a great ending to the series by my heart will always belong to the original trilogy.