The Crown (Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
Goodreads Summary: 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.
My review: this book, though not as good as the previous four, was still amazing. I was stuck to the pages because I had to figure out what happened to Eady and America!
The selected were narrowed almost immediately and I wasn’t surprised at all by who was left in the last few. I loved one of the guys especially and I was completely rooting for him but I was disappointed in the end. I wasn’t a huge fan of how it ended and to me the ending felt kind of weird and sudden but I was happy for Eady anyway! And for the guy she ended up with! It took me a while to get used to her spoiled personality in the last one but she was a lot more fun to read about in this one. For some reason I had a ton of fun reading about one girl trying to choose from a bunch of guys! I guess I can be girly sometimes and I love some good romance.
There were a few twists including a couple of the selected and a certain person who lived in the castle that surprised me but kept me into the story! I can’t say any more without spoiling it but you definitely will be kept on your toes the entire book.
Once again, I fell in love with the story, the characters, the world, and even a boy or two:) Kiera cass has done it again. Don’t even hesitate to read this series if you haven’t yet. I don’t know why it’s so entertaining because the plot is so basic, but I was absolutely addicted and read books 4 and 5 in one day…it’s an amazing series and she is an amazing writer.
You can buy the last book in the selection series, the crown, here.
The One by Kiera Cass
Goodreads Summary: The time has come for one winner to be crowned.
When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.
My Review: The conclusion to this series was beautiful and I loved it.
This book was definitely more political than the previous ones and I think I liked it most of the time. Usually I don’t play much attention to the politics in books but Cass did a great job with making it entertaining and making me actually like it. It reminded me a lot of Mockingjay with the whole politics situation and revolution of the lower castes. It took up a lot of the book understandably because it was down to only a few girls and they were fighting to rule a country.
Now onto the girls. The whole situation kept me entertained for all three books surprisingly. I love how all of the girls were in love with the same guy and were fighting for him but I wasn’t a huge fan of his in this book because of how irritated and jealous I was the whole time. I do not like being jealous in books but the fact that the author could make me feel real emotions for fake characters is amazing. There was one girl in particular that I did not like AT ALL and by the end of the book I wanted to be her best friend and I can’t say who or it would ruin the surprise but I found it hilarious that the author decided to change this character so much.
America was my favorite character throughout the entire series even when she got annoying during the jealous periods. Her inner monologues could get to be too much but they didn’t last long when Maxon came into the picture. Oh, Maxon. I am so in love with him it hurts! Again, he made me sign and giggle and everything stupid and girly. Totally a swoon-worthy guy, especially for a prince.
The ending was fantastic and I was so depressed when I finished the series I didn’t know what to do with my life. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who reads and likes romance and a good friendly competition to be a Princess. I didn’t think it sounded good either, but trust me on this. It is now one of my favorite series.
You can buy the conclusion to the selection trilogy here.