Book: The Crown by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #5
Date Published: May 3rd, 2016
Date Started: May 6th, 2016
Date Finished: May 16, 2016
Other Books Reviewed: The Selection, The Elite, The One
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.
When it was announced that The Selection series was going to continue, I gave out this giant sigh and rolled my eyes. It always bothers me when a series is continued after it has been given a satisfying ending. The Heir and The Crown are unfortunately no exception to that rule. The Selection series was never my favorite, and The Crown is my least favorite out of all the books.
The Spark Wasn’t There.
In the past with The Selection books, I’ve read them in about 4 hours or so. But this one took me more than a week. Granted, I did have a week long vacation where I didn’t read, but based on my record, I should have finished it before I left. Thats when I knew I didn’t like the Crown. I found parts to be boring and the book overall uneventful. I don’t think I cared much for Eadlyn or for the romance. She became a flat character in her sequel, and her romance choice made no sense to me. In fact, I don’t think any of them did. But her choice made the least sense.
I wish I could say that there was a redeeming aspect to this book for me, but there really wasn’t. I think I would have been much happier with the series if it ended with book 3.