'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 Five in The Selection series.

This book was better than its predecessor.

I didn't have high hopes going into this book after reading The Heir, so I don't no if t was because of my low expectations that I didn't mind this book. It was still nowhere near as good as the first three books but it was much better than the fourth.

There was also a lot more time spent on the original characters in this book and I was very happy about that. I loved getting to see more of Maxon and America and less of Eadyln and her Selection.

I still found Eadyln an unlikable character, but having more character that I already liked in the forefront of this book made it much more enjoyable.

Picking up where the previous book finished, I found this book to have a much faster pace. We jumped straight in without needing to learn about the characters and what was happening. I am grateful for this because I honestly don't think I could have handled having to meet new characters.

I am glad that I read this book, it did help to alleviate the bad taste left in my mouth by The Heir, but I am also glad this series is over. I would have preferred that it had been a trilogy instead of a series, but as the saying goes; 'you cant always get what you want'.

The Crown by Kiera Cass is out now.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker