Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Dystopia
Published: May 3, 2016 by: Harper Teen
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
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The time has come. Princess Eadlyn has spent months wondering if she even wanted a Selection, but now it is time for her to pick her spouse. After her mother's illness, more of a strain than ever has been put on her father, King Maxon, so now it's time for Eadlyn to step up to the plate. Now Eadlyn must choose to go with her head, or her heart.
I went into this book quite upset to let go of this series. I fell in love with America and Maxon's story, and these books were as addicting as they were dreamy and fluffy. Now we all know how most people feel about Eadlyn, and while she did undergo some change in this book, I was overall disappointed with the conclusion.
I did like the remaining selection boys in the book. I felt like because they were more narrowed down, you could see their personalities more and some of them really shone through. I again really loved Kile, he was such a cutie.
You can't deny that these books are addicting. They pull you into this fairytale dreamland of princesses and good looking men fighting over her love, that it all seems like the YA version of The Bachelorette. I do love how easy to get through these books are, and they are great for any reading slump.
Now to why this book was an overall very disappointing finale. Eadlyn did undergo some change in the book, she was a lot less annoying, however there was no rhyme or reason as to how she changed. The book never shows her seeing the light and realizing how annoying she is, which I really wished had happened.
I was also very disappointed on how the selection turned out. The fact that Kile was dropped of the face of the earth and sent to banishment made no sense to me. The fact that she picked Henri when they literally had no chemistry whatsoever until there were only 3 chapters left in the book. and also the fact that two characters were literally just made to be gay so that they could be knocked out faster. Not cool at all.
So overall, the ending was a huge let down and I'm really upset with how this series took a turn for the worst. I think it just goes to show that Cass should have left it at American and Maxon's story instead of introducing this terrible protagonist and even more anti climactic love story.
Have you read The Crown? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess