Hey all, Dani here.
I’ve been reading a lot of books lately, and while I want to do vlog reviews with some of them, there would just be too many for me to record something for each one, so I’m going to start posting some more reviews here. I will primarily post these reviews on Monday. Also, I can’t promise that there will be reviews every single week, but any time I have a book I want to talk about, I’ll get a post finished. However, there will also be some weeks where I will have more books to talk about so there will be bonus posts.
All of my review posts will be marked as Review: Title of Book Here to make it easy to differentiate with my other posts. Anyway, today I want to talk about the final book in the Selection series, The Crown.
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.
The Selection series has definitely been a guilty read series for me to read. I enjoyed them and thought them fun and kind of light compared to a lot of the other books I read. It actually reminded me so much of sitting down to watch a season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.
While I gave the first three books a 4/5 rating overall (those would be America’s story), I liked the last two better. Maybe it’s because I understood the world more, but I think it’s because the participants of the Selection were men instead of women. I just feel like the drama between a bunch of young ladies competing for the hand of one man is just so annoying and ridiculous, and in Eadlyn’s duology, I thought the young men got along quite a bit better.
Eady’s relationships with the guys still remaining in the competition is great, and I loved the development with many of the characters (Hale, Ean, and Henri, especially). I’m trying so hard not to get into anything that might resemble spoiler territory, but if you want to talk to me about anything spoiler related guys, feel free to find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
I absolutely love who Eady picked as her husband, and I’m proud of how much she grew and developed in her duology. If I’m honest, I feel like I was robbed of some time enjoying her story because she got 2 books to America’s 3, and what’s worse than that, The Crown was actually a pretty short book. But so much happened, and I was completely entranced.
Seriously, I bought this book and read it that same day.
So, while I won’t put this series in a list of favorite books any time soon because I think there are so many that are much more rich and complex, I still greatly enjoy getting into this world and following the Selection process.