Series: The Selection #5
Published by HarperTeen
Published: May 3rd 2016
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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.
I don’t really know how to review this one. I guess The Crown was bittersweet for me. I’m not quiet about the fact that I call The Selection series my book crack. The first three books basically destroyed me and my sanity and I loved them even when I hated them. I was addicted and still kind of am. Then came The Heir which added to the addiction a tad, but it wasn’t as strong as the first three. And finally came The Crown, the end of my addiction. I was excited to still be in the world with this characters and sad to let go at the same time. Sadly though I thought the last book of the series was the most disappointing and I’m now left wondering if I should have let it go at The One.
My problem with The Crown was I wasn’t as emotionally invested in Eadlyn and her suitors as I was in Maxon and America’s journey. I enjoyed her and some of her companions but that love and addiction wasn’t there and I think that just mad me sad in the end. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the book and finding out how it would all go down, but I just ended up liking it and not being over the moon in love. I did have any crazy emotional reactions to anything Eady did which just disappointed me.
All in all I did really love the series. Is it for everyone? Definitely not. But it is a reading experience I will never forget. I was captivated by these characters and the world. But I also know when enough is enough and it’s time to say goodbye to them and wish them well.