The Crown is the fifth and final book in the Selection series by Kiera Cass. In the first three books we were introduced to America Singer and followed her journey through the selection process where 35 women were chosen to meet Prince Maxon and compete to become his bride.
In the fourth book of the series time jumps ahead to where America and Maxon had become king and queen and now have children of their own. Eadlyn is their oldest daughter and now in line to take the crown herself and with unrest in the country it’s decided for Eadlyn to have her own selection in order to find herself a husband to become prince. Now in The Crown Eadlyn has narrowed her choices down to the final six and must figure out where her heart lies along with learning to lead a nation.
I started off this series on shaky footing only just finding it interesting despite the lack of world building and seeming that the series takes heavily from a couple of other popular things. First it reminded me heavily of The Bachelor television show and then the world in which it was taking place seemed an awfully lot like the Hunger Games world.
But after reading the first book I found myself curious as to how and where the story would head and by the end of the first three I really found myself enjoying the story. When picking up the Heir I was by then a bit worried after reading a lot of negative reviews but I found that the new MC Eadlyn seemed to be written just the way I imagined she should be from the way she had been raised and I really enjoyed getting to know her and finding what had happened in the twenty years from the end of the first three books.
Now that we are finishing up this series I had hopes of how it would turn out and who Eadlyn would end up with and to my surprise the series ended much the way I hoped but also worked out quite wonderfully some of the ongoing issues throughout. I found this a wonderful finish to what started off as a so-so series for me but quickly peaked my interest.
Overall, this whole series has it’s flaws throughout but turned into a fun read that I really enjoyed and glad that I gave a chance.