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 Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass.
Goodreads Summary: Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.
But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.
Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.
My Review: I didn’t think there were going to be more books in the Selection series and I was slightly hesitant to read the new ones, especially after rereading the first three and remembering how amazing they were. However, I LOVED this book. Even though it was essentially the same story, I loved being in the point of view of the girl having to meet all of those boys, and not just bring in the point of view of one of the selected. The book was so entertaining and I felt myself living through the entire process myself. I felt kind of bad for wishing I could do something like that sometime…
Eady was slightly annoying and selfish sometimes but overall I think I like her. I’ve never read a book in the point of view of a future Queen and I think Kiera Cass did a great job, as far as I know. I think Eady got better and easier to handle as the book went on. I also really enjoyed reading about what happened to everyone from the original selection. A lot of the people were in it and it was really fun.
The boys….oh the boys. I felt myself liking one of the 35 that I never thought I would. There is also one who doesn’t even speak the same language and his translator is pretty interesting as well…There are a few others that come along and turn out to not be so bad. Less than half of them were cut though so I’m excited to read the next book and find out who wins the selection! It’s confusing having feelings for so many people and I love it, it’s so much fun to read about.
I definitely recommend this book, especially to people who loved the first three books in the selection. You can buy The Heir here.