Book Review: The Crown (The Selection #5)

Posted June 13, 2016 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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<img src=" generic″ alt=”Book Review: The Crown (The Selection #5)” title=”Book Review: The Crown (The Selection #5)” class=”ubb-cover-image alignleft”>Title: The Crown (The Selection, #5)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: May 3rd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Pages: 279

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.

My Review

I cannot tell if Eadlyn got less annoying, or if Cass’s writing got better between The Heir and The Crown, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t get annoyed with this girl once during this book. If you read The Heir, or my review of it, then you know I wasn’t a very big fan of her. She just seemed very pretentious and super immature, but she clearly grew up during this book. And her growing up and being more mature, made this book so much easier to read.


I loved this book so much, simply because it was one of my favorite series to begin with. I can remember when I first picked up The Selection, right after I had started reading The Mortal Instruments series, and it was what officially got me into the young adult genre and probably reading in general. It was just so different than what I had read before, aka Twilight and The Mortal Instruments, and I truly fell in love with dystopians (and fantasy-ish??) novels.

Now, I know a lot of people were not happy at all that Kiera was adding two more books to this series, since it was originally meant to be a trilogy, and I understand. We got a nice wrap up at the end of The One, and it probably should have stayed that way. I wish she had marketed The Heir and The Crown as a duology spin off, based on the same world but different characters. I think that would have been a better way to sell it, and it would have helped with seeming like she was “dragging it out” longer than it should’ve been.

But all in all, I truly loved the additions and I didn’t mind that she was “dragging it out”.


I think it felt like a pretty fast, rushed book, but it wasn’t a bad book at all. I wish there was a bit more to it, that the major plot points were a little more drawn out and explained better, but I’m not complaining all that much.

I read it in less than half a day, right before I had to go in for work, and I was happy enough with the way it wrapped up. I loved who she ended up with, I won’t spoil that I promise, but it was a good choice and I actually wish we could see more of that couple being together. Maybe she’ll do another collection of short stories and we’ll see them together, because that would be awesome!

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

My Rating

Four pumpkin cats