The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
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.
Part of me is so excited to finally be at the conclusion of the series (because I now know how it ends) and the other part of me is sad that it’s over!
Eadlyn was a much more likable character in this book than in The Heir. She definitely grew a lot since we first “met” her. She is a good leader and has learned to put her selfishness aside and put others first.
I’m satisfied with the result of the ending. I don’t really like how it all played out, though. While I am happy with who she ended up with (I wanted him to win), I felt like she doesn’t actually make that choice. She was forced into choosing him in the end. So, that was a bit disappointing. But, it was still the boy I wanted her to end up with, so I can’t be upset about it. I just wish it would have happened in a different way.
I really liked this book. I’m a big fan of this whole series and would highly recommend it! I did find that I loved America’s story in the first three books more than Eadlyn’s two books. I definitely preferred the trilogy, but I’m glad there was more at the same time. A favourite series for sure!
Best Aspect: Story
Worst Aspect: The way the ending played out (but not the result)