Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

You have to embrace the idea of imperfection, even if the thing that is most perfect for you

I wasn’t looking forward to reading the finishing novel to this series. I already had a hate/love relationship with this series before I started on the second leg of it with The Heir and that one literally killed the series off for me. But The Crown is so different I nearly feel of my seat.

Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass


Title & Author: The Crown by Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: May 3 2016
Series: The Selection
Publisher: HarperCollins


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 give The Crown by Kiera Cass three out of five hearts. The novel was much better than The Heir, the previous novel in the series, but it still wasn’t the greatest ever.

The change was the biggest in Eadlyn that I literally didn’t recognised her at all. She is so different, she went from being very unlikable to likable. And she could actually get married in the end. And the boy who marries her in the end to me was this entire book clear. But it still felt very natural.

I loved Henri and Eric a lot, both as suiter and translator but also as two friends. They are such happy guys that really comes out of the novel. I suspected something was up with Ean because through out the two novels he doesn’t seem interested in her, just in the experience. The biggest surprise came from Hale, when he goes from being totally infatuated with Eady to falling for someone else and asks to leave.

The end to me is a bit too convenient, when Eadlyn finally decides to propose to someone. Because she is forced to because of a move that someone makes in the press. I also found that all way too obvious. But it wasn’t the worst novel in the series.

Overall I thought The Crown was an okay novel, but I feel it is aimed at a younger ya audience than normal. These novels feel more for like 12 till 16 year old girls than anyone else.

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