The Crown | Kiera Cass

“I clutched my chest, feeling my heart racing. “You treacherous, treacherous thing. What” “have you done?”

“It was a delicious feeling, falling in love. I’d had so many luxuries in my life, and I” “thought I’d had a taste of this before, but I realized now it was merely a cheap imitation “of something not meant to be imitated in the first place.”


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.


  • Book: The Crown
  • Series: The Selection Series, Book 5
  • Author: Kiera Cass


Again. Fiercely fending off any and all kinds of spoilers. I have no idea who she will pick to be king or prince consort, and I have no intention of ruining it for myself. So, I didn’t research or read the synopsis. I sincerely hope that you don’t as well.

To keep with the suspense of the story, I will not spoil anything for you. So don’t worry. This is just a plain SPOILER FREE review.

I remember in my last post, I mentioned how I deeply regretted buying all six books at the same time, because of how disappointed I was with them later on. Well now, I’m not. After the disaster of The Elite and The One, I would’ve never bought The Heir or The Crown willingly, or ever. Which would’ve resulted in me missing out on these beautiful gems. So, I’m really glad that I did! Maybe everything does happen for a reason.

I really love it! Eadlyn is an extremely relatable character. Kiera has done me proud. Honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed this duology. It makes me think about how the first trilogy would’ve been so much better if she did it like this. However, I have to giver her credit, she took all the criticism that came hurling at her way very critically and efficiently. I can’t exactly pin point one main reason why this duo was so successful to me, but it was.

I won’t spoil anything for you. I cherish this book far too much to do that. But I will say that I completely loved her pick. He is a perfect match for Eadlyn. In every way.

As for one thing that really bothered me. Which I simply can not let go. If you read The Heir, then you would know (SKIP TO END IF YOU DIDN’T READ IT) that Ahren, her twin brother, eloped with Camille. And when he came back, there wasn’t so much as a How could you? Or any form of confrontation? Am I the only one who was completely floored by what he did and utterly betrayed? Really?

Anyway, in CONCLUSION, I love this book very much. This duo is how I initially viewed and expected the first trilogy to be. This is truly an exciting read, and I whole heartedly recommend you to read it. I mean I finished both of them in One day. Just ONE.

The End

Eedlyn’s mother, America, went through a selection herself. To see what happens, I recommend venturing into the following:

As for fierce Eedlyn herself, the first part of her love story starts here:

Final Rating:

“But your life is yours, singular and sacred, and you should be with the person who makes” “it feel that way every blessed second you live it.” 


What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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